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I don’t care at all to be rich.  I don’t want a big house or fancy cars.  I don’t need designer clothes or 80 pairs of shoes.  But when it comes to the grocery bill, I sorely wish that money were no object.

Eating well can be pricey, but it doesn’t have to be.  The following meals are what I put together with what we had on hand already and $85 worth of groceries for our family of five for a week.

Chili-Lime Cod (frozen wild-caught that I had in the freezer already)with Cilantro Pesto over brown rice, sauteed onions, and black beans.

I subbed nutritional yeast for the Parmesan, but you can just as easily leave both out.

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The fence along the back of our backyard is lined with planter boxes.  There is a guava tree, a large palm, a few shrubs, and a ton of weeds.  At least there were a ton of weeds.  Jeff and I thought it would be great to plant some tomatoes (nothing beats home-grown tomatoes!), some herbs and some flowers.  We were hoping to at least get the beds weeded within the next few weeks.

Well this weekend we had our first dinner guests in our new home, our good friends the Sundins.  Daniel offered to share his gardening wisdom with us, but he came with more than gardening tips.  He came with a whole garden!!  And within about an hour and a half of arriving, Jeff and Daniel had planted our garden!  What a huge blessing and an huge help!  Seriously…what amazing friends!!  We totally did not expect to have a full-fledge garden planted after only one week in our house.  I am so excited and can’t wait for it to start growing!!

Our garden

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