When will the end be in sight?

groceriesOver the past year, our prices have doubled.  This represents a week’s worth of groceries for two.  I used to spend a little over $100 each week.  There is an extravagance of $28.19 for 2 rib eye steaks which will be used for two meals.  The bill was a tiny bit higher than usual due to the fact that I needed laundry soap, shampoo, and the makings for Easter bread; and I do have to try to feed myself organic when I can.  This was two good sized bags and two medium bags (not plastic, of course).  Four bags!  Thank god fishing season is only three months away.  The freezer is getting bare.

 

What I miss the most.

kulich

Since being diagnosed with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis my life has become one big puzzle about what, when, and how my immune system has already been and is still being impacted.  Suffice it to say, it sucks.  No longer included in my diet are wheat and soy.  Never do I use processed foods.  I make my own ghee so that I can have butter.  I should eat only organic foods, but living in the Aleutian Islands makes that nearly impossible.  I think holidays are probably the times when I really miss certain foods.  I think the one thing that I miss the most is my mother’s Easter bread, or what we call kulich , made for our Orthodox Easter.  I am honestly going to try to make it with gluten free flour one of these years.  I just have to prepare myself for what may be utter failure and a waste of resources.