Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Squash, beans, and life as a newly married couple on a budget.

We've been eating a lot of yellow squash from our garden lately.  Squash.  And beans.  I made a huge pot of chili and we have it in some form or another for most of our meals.  Oh yes, and corn bread.  I made a bunch of that too.  Squash, beans, and cornbread.

We had squash pizza, squash sandwiches, and most recently, I added a large batch of squash to the chili.  Poor Barry - I'm not sure if he liked yellow squash to begin with.  I'm trying to make it appetizing, but I'm not sure if he's convinced; I happen to love the stuff.

You see, we're at the end of the month.  Which means that most of our food budget is used up.  Yes, there's about $10.00 left but I'm saving that for flour; I used up all our flour in my many baking experiments.  Because you see, I don't have a job.  No job + husband in medical school = wife in the kitchen a LOT.  Here's another addition problem for you: 1 wife in the kitchen + $150 food budget =  many creative cooking/baking experiments.

It wasn't so hard to stay under our budget this month because for most of it, we didn't have a car.  The beloved Corracle was in the shop getting its back bumper fixed (that's another story for another time) and so I got to experience the joys of carless commuting.  I biked to Walmart to pick up a prescription.  I ran to the post-office, library, and grocery store, arriving home with an overloaded backpack filled mostly with books.  I enjoyed it.  But I am glad to have our friend the Corracle back with us.

You may wonder why I'm telling you all this.  Two reasons.  One, I've been posting way too many blogs without words.  I'm trying to remedy that. And two, it's basically just another excuse to put up even MORE pictures of food.  I know it seems like that's all I've been posting lately.  Mainly because it's most of what I've been doing.  And reading.  Oh yes, and running.  I've been doing a lot of that too.  50k, here I come!


Emily Fisher said...

Unfortunately, we do have quite a bit in common. But enjoy it while it lasts, because soon we will soon be working nurses!

barry said...

I'm convinced about the squash: delicately flavored, superb and creative addition to the above mentioned dishes, and proud product of our very own garden:)
I'm also convinced that you are the absolute love of my life.

I love you:)

healthycells said...

Such a wonderful use of creativity!

Caitlin said...

I always loved your culinary creativity too Christy! :) and I've experienced a fair bit of it!

Marty said...

I always love the predicament of lots of time in the kitchen! It looks like you've made some amazing food!

The View from Great Island said...

Christy, I showed your pictures (of this blog and previous blogs) to to Leigh, who was here the other day. She LOVED your pictures : ). She said food is very hard to photograph, and thought you had done a fine job. She also loved your sunlight picture. I am not a photographer, but i think it looks very good, as Bhim would have said tasty.

Christy Joy said...

Wow - thanks Aunt Lyn :) That's a high compliment :)

Numbers Cruncher said...

Christy, your mom stopped by to give me some news about Joel and also you! I saw some of your wedding pictures. You are beautiful..inside and out!!! Congratulations on this new phase of your life. Your garden looks amazing! I'm so happy to see how well you are doing! I just wanted to stop by and tell you that! Enjoyed your food blog also!
Have a great rest of Fall!
Sincerely In Christ,
Mrs. Neilson
(6th grade teacher from MACA)

Elwyn Garaza said...

Christy, that food looks tasty!! Especially that second shot.

Christy Joy said...

Hi Mrs. Neilson! I never would have imagined to see a comment from you on my blog! I'm glad my mom was able to stop by and see you; it's nice when we drive by MACA every so often. I have good memories there :)

Thanks for stopping by! God bless :)

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