Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Today I went for some veggies to liven up my black beans and tortillas— jalapeno, tomatoes, and a teeny tiny onion, combined with the garlic and lime I had on hand to make a very close proximity of my usual salsa. (The only thing missing was black pepper, which I can live without.)
For Meal One, I had the sixth round from last week’s purchase of sunflower seeds and steel-cut oats—six good meals for $1.03. Not bad. And that was the end of both of those. Not sick of them yet, so I’ll probably get more before the project is over.
For Meal Two, I cooked up some eggs and heated the black beans and had eggs and beans and salsa with yesterday’s tortillas. I also polished off the cornmeal muffins, which were mostly crumbs by this point, but still tasted good. And a naranja for dessert. (See, this project is even expanding my vocabulary—that’s an orange, for those of you who don’t speak supermarket espanol.)
We’re coming into the home stretch—only eight days left. I’m trying to strategize the best way to work through what I have so as to not have anything left at the end, and what to get that will be just enough to get me through. Have a few things I’m thinking about, but it changes daily so I think we’re all pretty much in the dark about how it’s going to turn out.