Friday, September 23, 2011

It's about time...

Over the past couple weeks, my groceries have been slowly dwindling...dwindling...dwindling. What can I say, it's been a hectic week and since I wasn't able to make it to the grocery store on Tuesday I figured I'd stretch out my food until the 10% student discount day rolled by again.

In general this hasn't been a problem and I've learned to be flexible in my meals. Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal for lunch? Sure! Chocolate cupcake as my source of grains for dinner? Why not! But there's only so long you can go before you start to sound a tad when you have oatmeal for breakfast AND dinner.

Well today was not going to be one of those days! And other than being 5 minutes late for an intense "Gross Anatomy of the Central Nervous System" lecture, my day was leaning on the bright side. I woke up refreshed off of 6.5 hours of sleep, I got to hold a brain and a spinal cord in the neuroanatomy lab, and I went for a 6.9km run with some classmates followed by a shoulders workout.

Note: Running in 90% humidity = recipe for being a sweaty mess
When I arrived at my apartment I was famished. But what to eat? Oatmeal was a tempting "easy meal" but my body was craving for something more. That's when I remembered: the ground beef in the freezer.

Normally, frozen meat doesn't phase me. The issue here was the age of the frozen meat. I won't reveal too much but let's just say that I've had it since Med I. Enough said. However I figured that with enough spices, everything would turn out alright. Here's what I added to the sauce:

  • a few whole cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 1/2 tomato
  • 2 small carrots, grated
  • 1/2 can tomato sauce
  • a few sprigs of cilantro
  • a small handfull of spinach leaves
  • 1 Tbsp honey

Everything looked good and smelled good. But how was the taste? Wellllll...the flavour of the sauce was good. As for the meat, I ended up leaving most of it to the side. It's unfortunate because had it been fresh I think this meal would have been a major winner! I'll definitely be giving it a fair second chance.

It's a sign...I think it's about time to get groceries...


  1. I was close to no groceries but oats this morning before I grocery shopped! It was so nice to stock - I think I got close to 2 weeks worth of food for 60$, which was definitely awesome!

  2. Your sauce sounds tasty! Just found your blog, looks awesome! Can't wait to read it more :)

  3. Wow, $60 is great for groceries! I'm still trying to work on my budget...I like getting my produce from the market though so it can add up (although other times I get an awesome deal).

    And thanks for checking out my blog Amelia! I'm glad you enjoy it :)