Monday, March 2, 2009
As you can see, it did in fact snow here today but it was just snow, no ice, and was mostly melted by the afternoon. The streets were clear and the stores were open so I was able to get out and spend today’s money. In case anyone was worried about that.
Today was a big day—it was fresh tortilla day! La Superior Supermarket, my friendly local independent Latino grocer, in addition to having a butcher shop with good prices on meat, also has an in-store bakery and tortilleria. And the best part of the tortilleria (well, other than the smell, which is definitely the best part of the tortilleria) is that you can walk up and ask for a dollar’s worth of tortillas and they weigh it out and give you this pretty little package. And no one looks at you funny or anything.
I also bought a small cabbage for $0.77, so that I could make a bare-bones version of a recipe my mom sent a few weeks ago out of Bon Apetit magazine. (She didn’t send it for the project, she just sent it because she made it and said it was good and thought I would like it.)
The recipe is for Crispy Black Bean Tacos with Feta and Cabbage Slaw. My version is Crispy Black Bean Tacos with Feta and Cabbage Slaw.
It was good and I have a lot of food remaining from what I cooked, since I went ahead and cooked all the rest of the black beans I bought on Day Two (which was just under a cup and a half, dried).
I was thinking about saving them and using them the last week but then wasn’t sure that I’d get everything timed right to be done with it all the last day and decided to work through them this week rather than waiting.
For Meal One, I had steel-cut oats and toasted sunflower seeds, and I also had some Jiffy cornbread muffins along with the tacos for Meal Two.
When I was at La Superior, the guy in front of me bought this giant (and I mean giant) bag of roma tomatoes for $5. I think they were $0.69 a pound. I’m hoping to get up there again later in the week to get some onion and tomato and lime to make a little salsa to eat with my black beans.
I have a little more than half of the tortillas left (I had a couple as snacks when I brought them home, then three tacos, then one more after I was done with the tacos, then another one more after I was done with the first one more—they were good, and it was a long walk up there) and since I have eggs, I’ll be able to have some wth scrambled eggs and black beans. I also might be able to do an enchilada thing if I get a can of tomato sauce.
But not sure what my schedule is going to be or what I’ll feel like as the week goes on. We’ll have to see how it goes.