I used to love make-up and clothes hauls, but now grocery and household hauls are all the rage for me. I don’t know if it’s because I’m getting old or because my consumption focus has shifted to food, but… yeah. Here’s what I bought this week, and what I intend to cook with it.
What I Bought
Hellooooo, fresh produce. Always the star of the show. Here we have tomatoes, cucumbers, and patty pan from my father’s neighbours, and fruit (peaches, nectarines, bananas, and a melon) I bought at the supermarket. I might end up buying some more fruit and fresh veg throughout the week.
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Whether your austerity is artificial or dictated by circumstance, it is necessary to set aside even as little as £1 a week to give yourself a little treat, lest you grow bitter or end up binging. I try to set aside approximately £2 for frivolous things. Living in a low wage country means that these £2 can get me several fun things. I usually indulge in one, and then accumulate the rest towards either savings or forthcoming treats.
This week’s treat is a mug of proper hot chocolate. Mmm. I already had milk, cocoa, and sweetener, so all that was needed were some marshmallows and a candy cane.
I sat down with the last of the Christmas cookies and my notebooks to clear my head and plan. Setting time aside to journal is a treat of its own, and combined with overindulgent dessert it was something else entirely.
Taking multiple pictures of essentially the same subject for a single post isn’t my usual MO, but man, I couldn’t resist.
I mean, just look at the thing!
Look at it.
On a related note, marshmallows have become an obsession all on their own. This is my fourth brand. Can’t decide which one I like more. Might just have to buy them all for a thorough comparison~
Even when you’re saving money/ getting in shape/ getting rid of all but necessities, it’s important to give yourself a bit of a frivolous treat from time to time. I’m a little bit precise, to the point of being rigid, so my fun is budgeted in. My goal is not to go over £2 a week in local currency equivalent — occasional outing with friends notwithstanding — with any money left rolled over to next week.
This week’s treat is food related.
I discovered this bread by chance when dining at friends, and it’s become my favourite from the first bite. It’s available in a local supermarket chain that I shop at most often, but it’s a bit on the expensive side for me, so I only get it as a special treat.
This ciabatta is so good that I eat it for breakfast without any addition whatsoever. It’s important to exercise self-control, because even though the loaf is huge, I could easily eat at least half in one go. Mmm, carbs~
Are you treating yourself this week? What’s your treat?