Welcome to Veg'n in the 'Burbs!

It seems you have stumbled onto the companion blog to Homesteadin' in the 'burbs. Congratulations! Here you will find a treasure trove of vegetarian and vegan recipes that my family loves! I may even throw in some frugal shopping tips if you are good *wink* So pull up a seat, have a cup of coffee and enjoy!

I also want to mention that we do not strictly eat vegetarian/vegan. We work these in as often as possible but we do eat meat...we are in the process of pinning down local organic meats and buy from halal markets or eat wild game. All recipes are intended to be vegetarian but are meat optional.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

My weekly produce purchase

This week I did pretty good, this is just counting what I got today and Friday  (since payday is Thursday).

6  2-3 pound bags of apples & oranges = $1/bag
1 bag of 5 mixed color bell peppers = $1
2 pkgs of sweet mini peppers - $1 each
1 bag of 5 Roma tomatoes = $1
2 bags of 3 eggplant = $1each
1 bag of peaches = $1
1 bag of 1 eggplant and 4 cucumbers = $1
1 5 lb bag sweet onions = $5

2 2-3 pound bags of snap beans = .99 cents
1 3 pound bag potatoes = .99 cents
2 pkgs of 3 ears each corn on the cob = .79 cents each
1 2 pound bag of hot peppers = .99 cents

total = approx $25

I traded 5 of the eggplant to a friend for a 32 oz jar of local honey and 2 jars of sugar free strawberry Polaner all fruit.  Now I got tons more groceries too, mostly stuff on clearance.

grocery total for this week = $132  (about $50 more than what I'm used to, Thanks Mom!!!)

Definitely going to be doing some canning this week!!

This weeks meal plan!!!

The Chubby Vegetarian's French Toast Pancake

Sorry for the lack of updates guys; things here have been super busy between family stuff and starting up The Homestead Kitchen.   Well I was browsing facebook yesterday and saw a post from The Chubby Vegetarian, a local blogger, was asking people to test recipes for his upcoming cookbook, I took a peak at the recipes and when I found this one, A French Toast Pancake, I knew I was destined to make it.

It was so simple to assemble and after just a few minutes in the oven it came out beautiful!!  Sorry I didn't snap a pic, the kids and hubby dove in so quick it was almost gone before I got a slice.  Let me tell y'all, it was amazing!!!!  I will never make regular pancakes or french toast again!!!  Do yourself a favor and head over to Justin's blog and make this recipe!!

This gets a 10 out of 10 soybeans (I cant remember if my last post used a 5 or 10 scale, oh well, this is good enough for a 10).

Be on the lookout for more yummy recipes, reviews and lots of fun!!!!!!!!