Monthly Archives: June 2010

Another day, another receipt

We won’t be exhaustively scanning our receipts from every store (if that wasn’t apparent already), but since we went to a new place today — at least, new for the blog… we’ve been to Seward Co-op a few times before … Continue reading

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Last night’s dinner…

SLP planned this meal as a result of cleaning out the pantry. She prepped everything and cooked the rice and the chile corn muffins. I cooked the bean-pepper-corn… whatever you’d call it, and the guacamole was left over from a … Continue reading

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Cleaning out the pantry

Today, after finally feeling like summer is beginning, I decided to clean out our pantry (or more specifically, our food cupboards). So far I have tackled our biggest food cupboard–the one with our canned goods, kids’ lunch food, bread and … Continue reading

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Some more reflections: Day Four

STA’s burgers and the margaritas were great on Tuesday night. My chips need a little work, however. I haven’t quite figured out that golden (literally) mean between soggy and burnt. Oh well, I will keep trying. As we were preparing … Continue reading

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Going local at Target Field

Last night the whole SLP/STA crew (us, the kids, and my parents) headed downtown for their first (and my sixth… or is it seventh?) Twins game at Target Field. Is it possible to “go local” at a Major League Baseball … Continue reading

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Day 2 in review

A few random thoughts from today: Brewberry’s used to be the ultimate local/indie underdog. But now that it’s a branch of Espresso Royale, which I just learned today is based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, its battle against the Caribou across the … Continue reading

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Recipes: Scott’s guacamole, In-N-Out-esque burgers, margaritas

Recipe time! These are not necessarily super-healthy (or, well, ordinary-healthy) recipes, but they make use of (mostly) things purchased in yesterday’s shopping trip, and they’re very tasty! Scott’s Guacamole Ingredients 3 small, ripe avocados 2 fresh jalapeños 6-8 cherry or … Continue reading

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Day one: some reflections

I also agree that the first day was a success. We didn’t have a plan (surprise surprise), but we managed to collectively and independently (at one point I had no idea where STA was in the store) stay mostly within … Continue reading

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Looking back on day 1

The “unchained” process is not a revolution. It’s a gradual adjustment, and an exploration. Trial and error. Incremental change. What all of these platitudes mean is that we might make some mistakes along the way, and that’s OK. We’re not … Continue reading

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Day 1: first actions, first thoughts

The first “unchained” shopping trip is complete. We walked to the neighborhood supermarket, Oxendale’s, and purchased what we could (barely) carry back home: enough for tonight’s and tomorrow night’s dinner, plus today’s lunch. The goals for this first trip were … Continue reading

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