We had our first snowfall of the year shortly after Hurricane Sandy. Thankfully the lad and I live in an area that while hit by the hurricane and subsequent nor'easter, was not that badly impacted. Unlike many others...some as close as a few blocks away...we were able to enjoy the snow.
Maoz which was O....M....G.... yummy! I am not a huge falafel fan, but this was downright amazing! I will definitely go back there! The bonus was the crazy wall tiles in Maoz. I LOVED the tiles. JP got a sampler platter from TGI Fridays.
Mario Batali's Eataly which was...overwhelming. I am sure it is a great place, but the layout was awful, there were TONS of people, and it is expensive! We got sorbet, but it wasn't anything special...
So, I spent $30.68 today at the Turkish place after considering the food already in the cupboards and fridge. I am sure I could have saved more if I'd gone to a store outside of my neighborhood, but the cost of transportation and the time would have negated those savings. Here's what I got:
- bananas...$1.32 (2.7lbs)
- butternut squash...$1.70 (1.72lbs)
- Roma tomatoes x 2...$0.49 (0.49lbs...funny!)
- bag of baby carrots...$1.19
- pkg mushrooms...$1.25
- Chobani yogurt x 3...$1.19 each
- Chobani yogurt with mix ins x 3...$1.39 each
- can of tuna...$1.79
- small jar of dill pickles...$3.99***
- zucchini x 1...$0.16
- blueberries, small pkg fresh...$1.99***
- corn meal...$2.29
- Canadian bacon...$3.49***
- eggs, 1dz...$1.50
All of the above is available at the regular grocery in our neighborhood except for the Chobani yogurt with mix-ins. All of it costs less than the regular grocery in our neighborhood. I know I could have saved on several items at a larger store outside of our neighborhood, but not enough to make up for the cost of transportation and time. Next Friday, we will go into the city for one JP's classes, and there Trader Joe's and Whole Foods both have stores within a short distance of his class, so we'll fill up on a few other items them...like organic apples.
How does my list and the prices compare to your area?