Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Believe it or not, I have a backlog of leftovers to work through, so I didn’t buy anything today. So no pictures for Day Nine.
My meals today were both pretty normal—somewhat smaller than what I would typically eat, but otherwise about average. I feel like I’m out of subsistence mode. Feels pretty good. (Though a little boring. Now I really am going to feel like I’m writing up my grocery list.)
For meal one, I had a soft-boiled egg and corncake muffins and the tangerine I bought yesterday. (And thanks for the suggestion, fivecats. I zested the tangerine before eating, so I have some orange peel to use in a future recipe. Let me know if you have any ideas for less-than-a-dollar items that would be improved by orange zest.)
For meal two, I had the rest of the curried eggs over a fresh batch of rice. (They were better today than yesterday, not sure if it was the meal or the day. Could have been both.)
And tomorrow I have $2.30 to spend, which feels like a vast sum of money.
[And a note for those of you who didn’t make it all the way through the Project Rules…
The reason I’m having two meals a day is not because that’s all I have food for, but because that’s what I normally eat. After seven years of self-employment I’ve ended up with the schedule of a teenage boy—I sleep late in the morning and work late at night. While on this schedule, my body has decided that it likes one late morning/early afternoon meal and one late afternoon/early evening meal. So that’s what I usually eat, and that’s what I’m eating for the project.]