Thursday, July 14, 2011

Living on a Food Stamp budget Day 13

6.39 to begin the day.

I made a favorite breakfast. Rice and peas with bacon, egg and mushrooms. I also had coffee and 1/2 a pomegranate.

Coffee .25
Pomegranate .99
Rice (still more leftovers from Friday)
Chickpeas .28 (half a can from Costco)
1 egg .20
2 Slices Bacon .32
Mushrooms .25

Total 2.29

This VERY filling breakfast gave me over 700 calories and a nice nutrition base to begin the day.

I had a lot going on today and had a late lunch. 6 of those wonderful pork dumplings and some chard from the garden.

Dumplings .90
Chard .10

Total 1.00

I roasted the turkey for tonight. I paid 16.00 so will give it a value of 1.00 per serving until it is either gone or I am eating soup.

While waiting for the rice to cook (yes more rice)I had a couple of carrots from the Farmer's Market. It was a real job today to discover what organic goodies I could afford and what needed to be left behind. I actually counted the carrots in my 2.00 bunch and when I realized it was 20 (small)I grabbed it. .10 a carrot, happy days.


Turkey 1.00
Rice .10
Carrots .20
Iced tea .03
Total 1.33

Vegetarians and Vegans do not read this.

My calorie count may be off today because I spatchcocked the turkey so that it would lay flat and did a different roast. I found a method where you leave it in a 500 degree oven for one hour, turn the oven off and do not open the door for two hours. They claimed it would be perfect. The skin was perfect, the meat a touch dry.

The reason the calories might be wrong is that the skin was so crisp and wonderful I ate the skin of the entire bird with maybe an ounce of meat. I wrapped rice in patches of crisp skin and had a feast. I suspect that I had close to 3,000 calories based on skin consumption but fitday does not have a Turkey, skin only option.

My fitday calories are 1,600. Looking at my nutrition totals I should have had more veg and less skin today.

Day Total 4.62

Carry over 1.77.


Anonymous said...

I love it...vegetarians and vegans given a caution.

I once ate the skin off a suckling pig when all my guests kept taking only meat and leaving the skin on the board. I get where you're coming from brother.

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Love it

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