Sunday Spending: Growing Mushrooms
This is an update to my on-going Once A Month Shopping experiment.
Yes, as I alluded to last week, we are growing mushrooms! Not in a gross, dirty closet kind of way. In an intentional, $20 experiment kind of way. It’s a kit I bought last week from Cascadia Mushurooms at the Harvest Festival. If all goes well (as it currently is), we will get 2lbs of yummy oyster mushrooms from this puppy, making it a heck of a deal. Even better, once its done with this round of growing, we can set it up in the yard, where (hopefully) it will continue to produce in the Spring and Fall. Awesome!
I was skeptical, until I peeked today and discovered these little gems…
Hard to see from the photos, I know. But, the Fungi are definitely in the house. I am upgrading my status to cautiously optimistic.
Mushroom excitement concluded. Moving on to this week’s spending.
3 weeks in and all continues as planned, mostly. There was certainly a grocery list this week. A list which consisted of some much needed basics; milk and eggs being the most urgent. This was to be expected. Although I thought the eggs might last longer. We ate 3 dozen eggs in 2 weeks!! Apparently, we love us some easy protein sources.
Milk and eggs necessitate a trip the Farmers Market, where we also picked up a couple of sweet onions. Spent a total of $31. The rest of this weeks produce will be coming in our CSA box. If you haven’t already, you may want to check out Organic Bacon from Hippieville to understand some of the method to my Farmer’s Market Madness.
After my Chocolate Debaucle, I have officially surpassed the high-water mark for this month’s ‘budget’. Right now, Im focusing on sticking within the time and shopping trip constraints. I’ll revisit numbers in the monthly recap. No matter how humiliating it is.
There are a few other things we almost need, which I am attempting to put off; Tortillas, chips, mayo and coffee filters. This is partially because of a misunderstanding between the Husband and myself as to the terms and conditions of ‘Once a Month Grocery Shopping’. Maybe we can make it until next week, but I haven’t counted the coffee filters yet.