Excellent shopping. . .

I went to Fresh Market and Trader Joe’s this week for groceriies.  Between the two stores I spent $84!  That’s huge considering how expensive everything is at The Fresh Market.  I ended up getting my tilapia, shrimp, and as a treat 10 stuffed escargot shells for Tony.  They have the escargot and herb butter mixture all in each shell and I end up baking them in my mini muffin tin.  He loves them!

When I got home, as I was putting away my groceries I remembered I never tried the kale I bought last week, so I ended up trying kale chips.  I had about 2 cups of chopped kale, drizzled about 1/2 teaspoon olive oil and mixed that around.  The sprinkled parmesan cheese and grey sea salt and cooked them for about 15 minutes in a 375 oven.  The result?  Not much flavor at all.  First I expected bitterness, maybe I overcooked them because they were very fragile.  I tried dipping them in jalapeno mustard but it wasn’t coming together.  I probably ate about half of what I made.

My sammie, however, was delicious!

  • 1 ounce corned beef
  • 1/2 ounce swiss cheese
  • 1 slice Trader Joe’s 10 grain bread
  • .5 ounce sauerkraut
  • 1 teaspoon thousand island dressing
This whole lunch was only 310 calories, 15 fat (mostly from the olive oil) and 27 carbs

This whole lunch was only 310 calories, 15 fat (mostly from the olive oil) and 27 carbs

Then by the Fresh Market is a DSW, and they have a huge clearance room.  I was able to get a new pair of gym shoes for only $25 with tax!  They are Saucony brand.

um, can you tell blue is my favorite color?!

um, can you tell blue is my favorite color?!

Menu for the Week:

  • turkey tetrazzini
  • grilled tilapia tacos with refried beans and Mexican rice
  • white chicken chili over baked potatos
  • shrimp scampi over thin spaghetti with garden salad
  • tofu stir fry for me and Hannah and beef and broccoli stir fry for Tony

See you at dinner!

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  • Maggie
    November 30, 2008 at 11:19 pm

    I don’t like kale chips either. I made them once and had the same result. Very blah.

    Great deal on the shoes 🙂

  • Lindsay
    November 30, 2008 at 11:30 pm

    aww sorry to hear you didn’t like the kale chips – my husband didnt either!

  • ksgoodeats
    November 30, 2008 at 11:38 pm

    Love the reuben sandwich! They used to be my fav kind but now I make them with veggies instead. Your menu looks great – especially the stir fry 😉

    What a bargain on the shoes! Enjoy your evening!!

  • Sharon
    December 1, 2008 at 1:47 am

    I didn’t seem to be too fond of the kale chips either when I made them. LOL

    But ooh great find on the shoes!

  • coco
    December 1, 2008 at 1:57 am

    I tried making kyle chips and failed as well….. I don’t know, everyone is having it, so it’s not supposed to be that hard.
    Great buy~~ that’s a cute pair of shoes!

  • Hangry Pants
    December 1, 2008 at 2:07 am

    I’ve never hopped on the kale chip train myself.

    Yay for new kicks!

  • marafaye
    December 1, 2008 at 3:49 am

    Reubens and sauconys… a great day!