$25 dollar salad - I miss my garden.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Today is my company's annual Thanksgiving pitch-in. A dinner event for work kept me out late last night, so I was in a bit of a rush this morning trying to make it into the office on time. In that rush, I spent about half a weeks grocery budget on a large spinach, apple, walnut salad with balsamic vinaigrette dressing.

"Seriously....!?" - from Jordan

Why didn't I just make Jiffy Corn Muffins? Wouldn't it have been cheaper to eat out everyday this week then to participate in this 'pitch-in'? Perhaps if I had actually planted spinach this year I could have simply visited my garden this morning for the main ingredient.....  If I hadn't chosen to get Honey Crisp Apples, and if I had skipped the bag of Walnuts, and I had simply made a batch of homemade dressing, this would have been a lot less expensive... But, in my defense it is a rainy 40 degrees
outside.  That and I LOVE Honey Crisp Apples, I promised a co-worker Walnuts, and overslept... so, in a frenzy this morning at the local big box retailer/grocery I spent a fortune to create a beautiful salad, with fantastic flavors, for a bunch of people that would have been happier with Jiffy Corn Muffins.

So, to prevent this same disaster next year I'm in need of budget conscious pitch-in recipes... any ideas?


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