I begin my day with 7.07.
Not that long ago I probably spent close to 10.00 a day on food without much thought. The idea of 7.07 is very exciting to me. I could have a second coffee, a pomegranate, even some nice cheese. Or I can continue to eat modestly knowing that this small amount will diminish over time with tiny extras like popcorn with butter.
I had the strangest mini breakfast. I woke up hungry and while the coffee brewed I sauteed mushrooms .50 worth and boiled some noodles. I salted the noodles and had them with the mushrooms and coffee .25. It was a very odd thing to eat but I craved it. I find that a lot, I now have cravings.
I believe that cravings often have a link to poor nutrition. When eating well and across the spectrum I have things I prefer but no cravings.
And the strange eating continued. I steamed 8 pork dumplings (40 for 3.99) so .80.
And then in my grazing patter I had 1/4 of a pomegranate and some yogurt .70 for both.
I have eaten more meat than is typical for me. I became hyper aware of protein when I was told that it is the one thing people relying on food banks get little of.
The strange eating continued as I polished off the final 3 black bean taquitos from my coupon day. Cost 0.00.
I saw my upstairs neighbor Sylvia and she pushed some leftover baguette on me. I chopped a tomato and added 1 oz. of feta and had half of the tomato/feta on the toasted baguette. Total .20 for tomato and .31 for cheese but since only half was consumed.
My turkey is still part frozen so I picked up some more pork belly on sale today. The fatty goodness is braising now and the smell permeating the house.
And I dined. I really ate a nice meal.
Pork Belly .63
Wonderful snow peas from the garden .10
Leftover rice .00
2 iced tea .06
This is the most satisfying economical meal I have come up with.
My day total was 3.49 and I felt like I really ate well if oddly.
Thank you for the e mails of concern but I am taking a multi vitamin and extra C in liquid form. My vitamin E is not being met on a regular basis by my diet but otherwise I do okay with my averages over a couple of days.
I carry forward 3.58.