Archives for: March 2005, 12
We had one day where he seemed to be winning the battle. Alas, it was the calm before the storm. He is suffering from a runny nose, loose bm's and a chronic nightime cough. At this point, I will try to feed him nothing but beneficials and coax a little lemon juice down him. Simple hot water with lemon juice really seemed to help me during the last bug. I hope it helps him as well.
I hit the grocery store today with only 100 dollars to spend on groceries for a family of four. I spent a lot of time planning our menu and based it on the remaining inventory in our cabinets as well as balanced meal plans. Part of that money also covered certain non-food essentials. I am not certain how well I did, for it felt like I did not bring very much food home. When I have a little more time, I will share the A/O weekly meal plan. Chanur mentioned that she hits the grocery store more than once a week as she can't fit all of the vegies in the fridge for a family of four. Both of our meat and vegetable bins plus one more fridge shelf are usually filled with produce. Three of us easily eat the three recommended servings of fruit per day - that's 9 times seven or 63 servings of fruit per week!
In order to try and induce variety I bought: raisins, cranberries, canned pineapple chunks, green granny smith apples, gala apples, frozen blueberries, canned diced peaches, canned diced pears, canned diced fruit, fresh plums and applesauce. All of the canned fruit was packen in either 100% pineapple juice or some other fruit juice concentrate. (No corn syrup or added sugar here!)
Anyway, it's the middle of the night and I am out of steam. More later......