So, in a fit of crazed overspending (kinda) I went to save-a-lot and Publix. I ended up spending about $5 on food that I wasn't planning on, and probably shouldn't have done. You see, I love potatoes. I haven't really had potatoes lately. The ones at the store have mostly been gross. Or almost a dollar a pound, and I'm not paying that for potatoes.
But this week, well, save-a-lot has potatoes on sale. $1.99 for a 10 pound bag. I can make a whole lot of everything with 10lbs of potatoes- trust me, I've already started. So I bought them. Then they had the huge Florida avocados on "sale" for 99 cents each. I grabbed one. They might not be as flavorful or fatty as regular avocados, but there's a heck of a lot more fruit for the cost.
Then I wandered over to Publix. I wasn't sure what I wanted, but knew I'd find something that would work. I ended up with a bag of tortilla chips- the $2 ones. I plan to use them with the avocado and the black beans I have sitting in the pantry.
When I got home, I mixed up a not-so-flavorful batch of breakfast potatoes. The would have been better, but I didn't spice them enough. Oh well. I used 3 good sized potatoes and about 1/6 of the super expensive onion. When I got hungry for dinner I decided to make fries. It'd been a while since I'd had oven fries, and they just sounded good.
True story- I lived on microwave baked potatoes, oil, and salt once for close to a month. It sucked. Eventually I added cheese and butter. Then later I had "real food" and life was good again.
Back to dinner- I spiced my fries with hot curry powder. Might sound strange, but since I normally toss my fries with Thai sweet chili sauce before baking, I thought it was a perfectly reasonable flavor choice. Of course, my house now smells like a really bad curry take-away joint, but whatever. The fries were spice and salty and not bad.
With any luck, the avocado will be ripe in the next day or two. I want to mix it into a big bowl of black bean salad and eat it with those chips. Until then, they'll both just have to wait. I hope the avocado is still tasty. Most of the WIN in an avocado is from its' tasty fat.
I think yesterday was my most blatant act of cheating yet- There's no way even a super-dedicated j could eat 10 pounds of potatoes in 3 days.
Have I told you lately how much I love carbs?