Sorry, derail. Anyway... it turns out that potatoes are no longer on sale and so have more than doubled in price again, so no potatoes. I picked up a bit more than a pound of sweet potatoes instead, a bit more than a pound of onions, a pound of pinto beans, a jar of tomato paste ($0.40 including tax, yum), and a frozen pizza at save-a-lot.
I know, frozen pizza = bad. But it was the cheapest junky food they had. Even the bag of Swedish Fish was more. I still got out for $4.11.
Then on to Publix of the super double bagging cashiers. Grabbed exactly 1lb of zucchini, then got in the *longer* line to try and avoid non-counting lady and slow cashier. Ended up in the shorter line anyway. Pleh. So 20 minutes for a pound of zucchini, and a re-dedication to not reproducing.
I'll try to get my snazzy (not) spreadsheet updated and shared in the next couple days.
For pizza... I actually bought and ate one, then made one. I was trying to think of what to do with the (burnt, dull) hummus, zucchini, and whatnot. Pizza sounded good, and it's been a while since I've really had a lot of it. I sauté the heck out of the zuchs and onions so they're tasty and salty and all that good stuff.
So pizza sounds like a slow, time taking kinda food, I know. If you have the pizza base in the fridge waiting, though, it's not much more than oven heating and baking time. I had to make the base, so it took a bit longer, but not much. Once the dough was resting I turned on the oven and started with the veggies. I want to get 6 pizzas out of the 2 zucchini and one of the onions, so I chunked off 1/3 a zuch and 1/3 of half an onion (the smaller one, still big), and chopped them up. Half moons for the zuch, just chopped up for the onion. Oil, salt, heat, magic. When the veggies were done browning and getting salty and floppy and whatnot, I chunked off 1/3rd the dough (rest is in a baggie in the fridge for later) and stretched it on a cookie sheet. Glooped/ spread hummus, scattered veggies, and baked for about 12 minutes at 450. It was nom-a-licious.
Which is good, 'cause I'll be eating it 5 more times in the next week or so. Plus sweet potato gnocchi (again, a lot), and something, though I don't know what yet, with pinto beans and tomato paste. I'm sure I'll figure it out.
But Yay! No rice!