Thursday, February 26, 2009
First, I need to say that I do not understand the appeal of blogging as a full-time job. Maybe I’m just not doing it right.
And secondly, I’m realizing now that the aerial shot of the food probably wasn’t the best idea since you can’t tell how much is in each of the bowls. Sorry about that.
The good thing about my not being able to get to the store is that I had extra money to work with. The bad thing is that by the time I got to the store I wasn’t in quite the zen state I needed to be to get the right amount of food, so I ended up with about twice as much as I meant to from the bulk bins. But I had the money available ($1 from Monday, $1 from yesterday, and today’s dollar, plus some change from earlier, for a total of $3.09 today) and there’s enough time left in the project for me to work through all of it, so I think that’s fine.
After three days, the steel-cut oats with sunflower seeds got a thumbs-up as an A-1 breakfast, so I got a supply of those and am planning on having that until I’m sick of it. It’s healthy, it tastes good, it’s filling, and it’s really easy. All good.
I also got some chickpeas (meant to get $0.20 worth but ended up with $0.40 worth — but given how hard it’s been for me to get to the store lately I think that having extra food is probably not a bad thing) and meant to get just enough millet to make one full serving (I had some left from the first week’s purchase) but got more than that too. Overpurchasing was definitely the theme for today’s trip.
Also swung by the Compare for a couple of tangerines (or, as the receipt calls them, tangarines). Happy to see those again.
Total spent was $2.15.
For Meal One, I had steel-cut oats with toasted sunflower seeds and a tangarine. My new favorite meal.
For Meal Two, I had sort of a millet pilaf with spinach and chickpeas. Except it isn’t really a pilaf, because I don’t have any fat to saute vegetables in or coat the millet with before cooking, and I wasn’t able to get to the carniceria to get another onion. But I cooked the millet in the leftover chicken broth and overall it was pretty nice. [Sorry, problems with the millet/chickpea/spinach picture, but hope to have it posted soon.]
So that’s where we are for today.
Over and out.