My big lesson for the week is that groceries can go a long way if I can plan meals that feed off one another. I've only done this successfully with chicken and occasionally veggies of different sorts. Sometime soon I'll need to start branching out a bit.
My finances have already started sorting themselves out, but there are still good reasons to continue down this path. For those of you following at home, there are five types of beans in the garbure - haricots verts, fava beans, red and white kidney beans, and navy beans - though no rice. I've yet to eat rice this week.