Tuesday, February 10, 2009
At $1.19 per pound, millet has been the cheapest grain in the bulk aisle since I started comparing bulk grain prices. (It was $.89 per pound when I looked the first time, then three days later when I looked again it was $1.19. I decided to stop looking.)
My plan was to get millet, cornmeal, chickpeas, sunflower seeds, and salt, and have one meal of porridge (a.k.a. cornmeal mush) and one meal of millet and chickpeas, and either toast the sunflower seeds and mix them with the millet dish or eat them as snacks.
So today I get to the store and find the millet bin empty.
So instead of millet I get wheat berries, which are also $1.19 per pound, but take longer to cook. But they are very filling, and might have actually been a better option for Day One. Also I substituted split peas for chickpeas, since for some reason chickpeas and wheat berries didn’t seem like a good combination, and split peas are half the price of chickpeas.
I don’t think anything I ate today is likely to make it onto my next party menu, but it wasn’t bad. And I came in well under my Day One limit of $2.