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Thai Soup

March 18th, 2018 at 01:57 pm

Well, I tried out the next vegetarian recipe yesterday -- Thai Curry Vegetable & Tofu Soup. I don't think I will make this one again. It was expensive to make, and I wasn't crazy about the result. But I have about three more servings to eat. I also have quite a few leftover vegetables to use up before I move on to the next recipe.

I grocery shopped in the morning, not at Aldi but Jewel, where I was more assured of finding all the ingredients. I spent $42. That included the soup ingredients: veggie stock, tofu, green beans, shiitake mushrooms, carrots, snow peas, and coconut milk. I also bought toilet paper, coffee, oatmeal, shredded cheddar and a Honeycrisp apple. And I supposedly got two free items, sparkling water and coconut water. However, I see I only got half off on the coconut water. I probably should have questioned that, but I assume I picked up the wrong size.

I used all the mushrooms and tofu in the soup, but I have green beans, carrots and snow peas left over. I'll have a veggie plate for dinner. And I'll have another serving of the soup for lunch.

No plans today except to go to the gym, but I may go with the kids to see "A Wrinkle in Time," if their schedule permits. I need to make bread again, but I may wait till tomorrow, when I know I'll have uninterrupted time.

Variables are at 77%, with ten days to go. So from now on I will only buy things I need. I think that may include laundry detergent and dishwasher detergent.

My friend S has invited me to dine out with a group of her associates -- professional librarians -- this Wednesday. I would like to do it, but I'll have to crunch the numbers to make sure I can do it within budget.

4 Responses to “Thai Soup”

  1. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    See if you can find an Oriental Market - tofu and mushrooms can be had for a fraction of regular grocery store prices.

  2. CB in the City Says:

    That's a good idea. I'm sure there are many around here!

  3. rob62521 Says:

    I hope you can do the luncheon on Wednesday. It sounds like a lovely time for you.

    Anytime I think I don't save a lot going to Aldi and decide to just go to Kroger, I am shocked at how expensive so many of the things I buy every week are at Kroger. A few weeks ago I wasn't feeling great so I said let's just go to Kroger. I wound up not buying grapes because I wasn't spending almost $8 for what I could get for $3.50 at Aldi. Like Jewel, Kroger has "free" items, but I have to watch the cash register like a hawk. Sometimes I get a percentage off or nothing off at all and I have to speak up.

  4. Carol Says:

    We enjoyed " Wrinkle in Time" but one grandchild hadn't read the book and didn't know the story and so didn't enjoy it as much.

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