Shopping: A week in my shoes

This is one of those posts where I feel I am sticking my neck out there and asking “do you really care?!”.  Do you really care what the Ferry family is doing?  Do you really want a glimpse into our home?  I am not narcissistic by nature (thank goodness!) and I sometimes tend to view this project and blog as a “who cares”.  Who cares what we are doing?  I care.  Jacob cares.  Beckett maybe cares.  But, do you all?  I don’t entirely know.  I too often neglect to grab the camera and take a picture of what we are making (see the cinnamon rolls recipe below…) or where we are going and I admittedly gloss over what’s really happening in our house on a weekly basis.  Well, for those of you who are interested or practice nonchalant voyeurism – this is the post for you.  It’s a little snapshot of the food on our table, the never-ending hopscotch of errands and the constant reminder that what we eat and where we get it from matters.  Enjoy!

The Game Plan: a.k.a. Our Weekly Menu

  • SUNDAY: leftover lasagna from week before
  • MONDAY: more leftovers – the fridge is stocked FULL
  • TUESDAY: spaghetti (one of our weekly standbys – we don’t seem to go a single ten-day stretch without spaghetti)
  • WEDNESDAY: homemade pizza
  • THURSDAY: Jacob’s baseball – either a quick dinner of leftover spaghetti, grab-and-go or “fend for yourself”
  • FRIDAY: tacos (can you really ever go wrong with tacos?!  It makes everyone happy!!!)
  • SATURDAY: breakfast – we are shooting for scrambled eggs, bacon, fruit salad and sour cream buttermilk pancakes (Y-U-M!!)
  • SUNDAY: grilled cheeseburgers, salad and roasted carrots (leftover fruit salad)
  • MONDAY: fish sticks, broccoli and roasted potatoes (leftover fruit salad)
  • EXTRAS: Just those extras to have around the house and/or new recipes to give to my guinea pigs (a.k.a Jacob and Beckett)

Here are THE cinnamon rolls. Mine looked mostly like this and tasted incredible. Follow the link on the photo and head to The Pioneer Woman's website for the recipe!

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls only ingredients needed are Maple Flavoring and Organic Powdered Sugar

Shepherd’s Salada divine concoction of spelt berries, dried currants, green onions, balsamic vinegar, olive oil and feta cheese!!!

Let’s shop!!!

First stop is the Bellingham Farmer’s Market, if I can get it here that’s where I shop first.

  • Burger Buns (Breadfarm in Edison)
  • Butter (Golden Glen Creamery in Bow)
  • Broccoli (Broad Leaf Farms in Everson – or really any stand that still has some left when Beckett and I finally arrive)
  • Carrots (Rabbit Fields Farms in Everson)

Community Food Co-Op in Bellingham

  • milk – 2 gallons for Kate & Jacob (1% from Fresh Breeze), 2 – half gallons for Beckett (whole from Twin Brook Creamery)
  • yogurt – Grace Harbor Farms vanilla
  • potatoes – red & yukon gold
  • pizza dough – premade in deli section of Co-Op
  • grated mozzarella cheese – available in deli section of Co-Op
  • pepperoni – available in deli section at Co-Op
  • olives
  • mushrooms
  • sour cream
  • buttermilk
  • carrots
  • maple flavoring
  • can of pinto beans
  • can of black beans
  • peppers (ended up not purchasing, way too expensive and shipped all the way from Mexico)
  • broccoli
  • white, unbleached flour
  • powdered sugar
  • tomato sauce
  • tomato paste
  • fire roasted tomatoes
  • parmesan
  • cantaloupe
  • bananas (eek!  my one MAJOR non-local, totally-not-grown-in-USA splurge)
  • mandarin oranges
  • spelt berries
  • balsamic vinegar
  • green onions
  • dried currants
  • feta cheese – sheep’s milk
  • onions
  • tortillas
  • tomatoes

Bennett Farms in Lynden – we are out of beef and burgers is on the menu

Bagelry in Bellingham – a baker’s dozen bagels because toasted bagels are one of our favorite grab-n-go breakfast items

Grace Harbor Farms in Custer – picking up my weekly supply of chicken eggs on Thursday evening (before baseball!)

Costco in Bellingham – stocking up on the big, bulk items…

  • Organic Applesauce
  • Organic Orange Juice
  • Dave’s Killer Bread – Good Seed Bread
  • Organic Tortilla Chips

Phew!  That’s what a busy week looks like.  Every 10 days involves at least one trip to the Community Food Co-Op and every week I try to hit up at least one farmer’s market (well… hopefully TWO, because they are one of my weaknesses).  This is how we do it.  These are the places we go and the people we meet.  And, the food we eat.

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4 Responses to Shopping: A week in my shoes

  1. Cathi Kosanovic says:

    ..you guys eat a lot of pasta..I envy you. Pasta is my weakness and raises my blood sugar like a rocket..

  2. Danielle A says:

    Love IT! Isnt it crazy how we do all of it. And still end up being able to dress ourselves ;o) And this is just your SUMMER schedule. Not your working schedule.
    Have a good and productive week Kate! Love yOu

  3. Jenny says:

    I care! Love the posts and thought of you all often while on vacation (especially as we were driving through Portland and I was trying to convince David that we needed to stop for lunch at Bob’s Red Mill. The kids were done though… Maybe next time. Sigh.)

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