Thursday, July 7, 2011
Living on a Food Stamp Budget Day 7
Today is a strange day.
I had an early meeting so I quickly had some coffee and peanut butter crackers.
Peanut butter and crackers .46
When I got home around 11 a.m. I was HUNGRY. Yesterday was National Fried Chicken day (Who knew?)I picked up 6 chicken wings which came to almost a pound, and cut them into sections saving the wing tips for the soup pot. I heavily seasoned and fried the meaty parts for a total of 1.27.
I predict a heavy snack in my future, and I totally need some more vegetables.
I seem to be at the store daily as I am paranoid about buying too much ahead. Today I made a run for some soap to wash dishes and the sample...Macaroni and Cheese and not the nasty stuff from a box but the good frozen stuff baked, not microwaved. I tried both varieties the 'regular' and the Fontina. I said I could not decide which I liked better and took two more samples. It was a good snack.
I came home and went for the last of the chicken soup .75.
I did a hard and heavy workout and came home with a real appetite. I took last night's pork skin and put it in a hot skillet until it puffed. Pork rinds. A very good snack and 0.00 as the cost was accounted for in yesterdays pork purchase.
I then had a small baguette .60
and two ounces of cheese at .78
It is astonishing to me how quickly this all adds up. I am not eating record amounts of food.
So we had a salad from the garden .10.
Day total 4.21
With my carryover from yesterday I am not over budget. I have .14 cents to carry into today.
1,606 calories and it is a very good thing I am taking a multivitamin because today I did a lousy job getting it all covered.