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Sunday, February 24

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Breakfast - MIM with cream, tea with splenda and gelatin
Lunch - soup - pork broth from cooking the pork roast in the pressure cooker, riced cauliflower, chopped carrots, frozen spinach, eggs
Snack - turkey giblets
Snack - tea with splenda
Supper - turkey skin and other bits
Evening tea - tea with splenda and gelatin

Total cost of food for the day - $2.86



Sunday, February 24, 2013

I cooked a turkey today. Walmart had them on sale for 60 cents a pound in January, so I got 5 of them. Small-ish ones, too, about 11 to 12 pounds each. The one I cooked today was 11.25 lbs and cost $6.75.

I took the neck and giblets out and cooked them in water, and roasted the rest of the thing. I ate the heart and gizzard this afternoon when they were done, and at the skin off the whole turkey this evening. And in case you're thinking that skin isn't "real" food, that was 71 grams of protein and 143 grams of fat. Which, for those of you interested in the fat fast, comes out to 82% fat. I had another cup or so of scraps as I was taking the meat off the bones, plus the meat from the neck and the wing tips, so call it 3 servings of turkey today. I took the meat off of the bones and put it in one and two cup freezer containers - 10 cups worth. That's 13 "servings" at 1 cup each. Then I put the bones and the stock from cooking the giblets and the juices from the bottom of the oven bag into the crockpot, and I'll end up with half a dozen or so pints of good strong turkey bone broth. Plus another "serving" of meat when I clean the bones off again. So 14 servings for $6.75, or just under 50 cents per serving or cup of meat. Plus half a dozen or so pints of broth which I say cost nothing as they are a by-product of the turkey meat. Not a bad deal! Of course, you don't usually get turkey for 60 cents a pound - or at least I don't - but even at 79 cents a pound (a common holiday price) that's less than 65 cents per cup or serving.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

LIVINMYDREAMS 2/25/2013 12:06PM

    Rarely in Ca do we get that kind of price for turkey. I wish!

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GLC2009 2/24/2013 10:21PM

    i love turkey. i love the whole process. you start with the nice turkey dinner, then have sandwiches (which i now make wheat free) and then, the soup!! awesome!

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DIET_FRIEND 2/24/2013 9:21PM

    When you break it down like that, it's easy to see how inexpensive turkey is.

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Tuna or Salmon Loaf

Sunday, February 24, 2013

This recipe comes from lowcarbfriends.com, with minor adjustments. Like I say to bake it in a loaf instead of muffins.

(From lcfriends.com)

Three 5 ounce cans tuna or one 15 oz can salmon, drained well
2 eggs
1/4 cup celery, chopped fine (1 ounce)
2 tablespoons onion, chopped fine (1/2 ounce)
1/4 cup green pepper, minced (1 ounce)
2 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded
Salt and pepper, to taste
Pinch Old Bay seasoning

Mix all ingredients and spoon into a well greased loaf pan. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes until puffed, set and lightly browned around the edges.

About $2.50 for the whole batch.

Here’s a recipe for Old Bay Seasoning in case you don't have any on hand:


1 tablespoon celery seeds
1 tablespoon whole black peppercorns
6 bay leaves
1/2 teaspoon whole cardamoms
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
4 whole cloves
1 teaspoon sweet Hungarian paprika
1/4 teaspoon mace

In a spice grinder or small food processor, combine all of the ingredients. Grind well and store in a small glass jar. Best if used within 6 months (date your jar). Be especially sure that the bay leaves are very well ground.


Saturday, February 23

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Breakfast - MIM with whipping cream; tea with splenda and gelatin
Lunch - Broccoli and Cheddar Quiche
Supper - Sauteed Pork and Cabbage
Evening tea - tea with splenda

Total cost of food eaten - $2.69

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JO88BAKO 2/23/2013 9:22PM

    Sounds yummy! You did a great job

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ARNETTELEE 2/23/2013 9:02PM

  Very nice!

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Friday, February 22

Friday, February 22, 2013

Breakfast - asparagus cooked in cream and butter and then scrambled with eggs; tea with splenda and gelatin
Lunch - Broccoli and Cheddar Quiche
Supper - pork shoulder roast, Daikon Chips (thinly sliced daikon brushed with lard and then broiled and supposed to be similar to potato chips. They weren't.)
Evening tea - tea with splenda and gelatin

Total cost of today's food - $3.57


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