Striving: I'm noy sure that I can help you with that...
We have a small groc store here that I get what i can from. When we go to a larger center we try to focus on what we can't get here, so it tends to be more specialty items.
The avocado I'm enjoying right now with some jalepeno flavored "food should taste good" chips. More will be served with tacos or on sandwiches. potatoes are going in stew. beans will be eaten as a meal or go in stews/chilis. barley for beef barley soup.
Mary's gone crackers dh will eat on their own, but then any crumbs will be put ontop of meatloaf. He uses a lot of rice flour for his non-wheat baking (johnny cake). I'm gonna try to make wheat free bread ~ they didn't have any barley flour though (will need to order that).
Hemp seeds (also known as "sprinkles") go on top of toast. The pears I cut up and go in oatmeal instead of brown sugar or maple syrup...
Hope any of that was helpful
Silly me, I knew that the girls were making pizza dough in 4H yesterday so I planned on pizza for supper. they were mini personal pan pizzas! so, I threw in one of my frozen pizzas and dh warmed up some taco meat when he got home. On the plus side they came home with the toppings on them which I wasn't expecting.
I have stew meat thawed out, which I should get working on. I'm thinking about making a roast tomorrow. Not sure when my company is coming. the roast is only 3ish pounds, so don't think I'll enough left over to make beef barley soup.