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Wednesday, February 20

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Wednesday's food -

Breakfast - MIM with a smear of lard (instead of butter) and no splenda. I must be getting adjusted to eating less sweetener!
Lunch - asparagus cooked in butter and cream until the cream thickened, then eggs scrambled into it, and everything topped with butter. Expensive, but good!
Snack - tea with splenda
Supper - Cuban Cauli-Rice over romaine with herb dressing
Evening tea - tea with splenda and gelatin

total cost of the food eaten on Wednesday - $3.52. The asparagus with cream and parmesan was expensive, but the asparagus needed to be used. I keep thinking that I'm saving money by not eating expensive things that I already have, but unfortunately it doesn't work that way! The 30 day Food Stamp Challenge ends on Sunday, and while I plan to still eat frugally, I've got a lot of things that I had purchased before the Challenge that need to be used. Mostly meat at this point, and some casseroles I made up and froze last summer with zucchini and eggplant.


Asparagus and eggs

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

I fixed another bunch of the asparagus for lunch. This time I melted a tablespoon of butter in a medium skillet and added 10 ounces of asparagus (after trimming), cut into 1" pieces. Then added 1/4 c heavy whipping cream and turned the heat down low and cooked it for about 5 or 10 minutes, or until the asparagus was starting to get tender and the cream had evaporated enough that it was coating the asparagus. Added three eggs and scrambled them together. Put it in a bowl, sprinkled it with 2 oz of parmesan cheese, and ate it. Much better than the baked asparagus I had a few days ago. I'll probably fix the last of the asparagus the same way. It's good, but wouldn't be worth the price unless the asparagus was really cheap like it was when I got it.

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LIVINMYDREAMS 2/20/2013 2:51PM

    I reallly do like asparagus cooked in with eggs. Yummy!

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Tuesday, February 19

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Another cheap day.

Breakfast - MIM with splenda and cream
Lunch - green beans and franks heated in lard
Snack - tea with splenda
Supper - Cherokee Pork Chili, carrot
Evening tea - tea with splenda and gelatin

total cost of food eaten - $2.93

I went grocery shopping yesterday, and got a 12 oz package of Jenny O Turkey franks for 98 cents. There were 10 franks, 1.2 oz each. I got home from shopping a little after 1:00 and was hungry and tired, and didn't want to mess with cooking. So I put a couple of tablespoons of lard in a saucepan, and sliced up 3 of the franks and added them to the heat. (I just ate a 4th one out of hand.) Drained a can of French cut green beans and added them, heated them all up and ate them. Not great, but very quick and easy and only $1.02. If I go back out to Walmart again soon, I'll see about getting more of the franks. I don't usually eat processed food, but it is handy to have on hand for days like yesterday when I don't feel like messing around in the kitchen. 1 frank has 70 calories and only 1 carb.

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BUDGETMAW 2/20/2013 11:28AM

  Tell me more, Diet Friend. Dried beans that are usually used on baked beans or pork and beans or beanie weinies have a lot of carbs. Do you know of a way to make green beans work like dried beans? If so, I want to know about it!

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DIET_FRIEND 2/20/2013 11:25AM

    I think you should make a pot of beans with the hotdogs cut up in them a la baked beans or beanie weanies.

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Monday, February 18

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Pre-breakfast - hardboiled egg with mayo
Breakfast - eggs scrambled in drippings; tea with splenda and gelatin
Lunch - soup of broth, eggs, cabbage, onion,
Supper - veggie beef soup with gelatin; carrots

Total cost of food eaten - $2.60

I was really surprised when I saw how low it was! It just happened that way; it wasn't planned.

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BUDGETMAW 2/19/2013 4:06PM

  1599 calories
33 carbs, 7 grams of fiber, 26 net carbs
125 grams of fat
86 grams of protein

right about where I want things to be, though a bit more fiber would have been nice.

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NAYPOOIE 2/19/2013 2:13PM

    How many calories in that?

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Recap, Week 3

Monday, February 18, 2013

Average daily -

Calories - 1881
Fat - 134 grams (64% of calories)
Protein - 131 grams
Total carbs - 39 grams
Fiber - 13 grams
Net carbs - 26 carbs

Weight lost this week - 1.2 lbs (lost 2.2 lbs last week but don't think I said so)

Average daily cost of food eaten this week - $3.48
Averager daily cost of food eaten first three weeks - $3.49

I'm getting sloppy about my budget, aren't I? I'll have to buckle down this last week.


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