Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Things are going well

The project is going well, other than my slip-up at lunch on Monday. I have to stay mindful at times and not visit the vending machine upstairs just because I've hit a lull and need a distraction.

Today, so far, I've had cereal with milk for breakfast and a couple of tuna salad sandwiches for lunch. That's about a quarter for breakfast and a dollar for lunch (I woke up hungry so had the two sandwiches to hold me until supper.)

I anticipate eating an orange shortly. And should I be absolutely starving, there's an apple on my shelf, too (I won't be.)

Tonight, if I don't fall asleep early, I'll be doing some cooking. Sauce for lasagna; small meatloafs; an interesting looking stew with dried apricots, almond slivers and assorted spices. These are all items to cook ahead and split into individual servings. Most will go in the freezer while a couple of each go in the fridge for this week's meals. Then I'll stop until I rotate everything out of the freezer.

I'm a week into this, and for the most part I've not suffered or been unable to survive on $4 a day for food.

One nice thing -- years ago I bought a boatload of Pampered Chef stoneware -- for the most part it goes unused. However, I do have a pan that makes four small loafs. That's what I'll make the meatloaf in tonight. Consistency in size will make it easier to have individual servings. And I guess I really should use the pan if I'm going to keep it. I also have a very nice size pan for making lasagna. Hmm. There's a message here or something.

That's it for today's update. Stay tuned!


Stephen B. Bagley said...

Keep the updates coming!

Trixie said...

Thanks Stephen! I admit, there are times when I want something that doesn't fit into the plan -- chips or candy or something. I just try to get busy with something to distract myself at those times.

Anonymous said...

I would like to hear how this has affected your food planning process.

Erudite Redneck said...

Uhm, hey. :-)

Trixie said...

Sorry folks! I kind of got busy over the last month. I'll be picking this up again in November. Didn't mean to leave you hanging!

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