I am already bored. It was sous vide tuna for breakfast. Well, not really, it was just a pouch of albacore tuna from trader Michael. I don't usually have tuna like this, how do people eat this? Seriously, it needed half a gallon of mayo. I put most of it back into a storage container for later. Respect the pouch? No way.
I had more fun watching the cats try to get into the empty pouch for the last bit of juice. What a great way to enjoy my morning mug of green tea courtesy of trader Oscar.
Lunch was a bit more interesting. After trolling several markets for food (and getting used to that half a cup of half and half a day), I thought I found something nice. Baby shrimp was priced at a very low 2.99 a pound so I snapped up a couple of packages, one for myself and one for my family. I have found that I have to make two meals or else my stuff is in danger of getting eaten by someone other than me. And that is a pain, because I weigh and measure everything out.
I cooked the family meal first, and then followed up with my package of shrimp. As I continued to cook, I noticed it was getting slimy. Uh oh, a bad batch. I threw it away. (..along with my veggies and the coconut oil for cooking and not happy at all since I used a carrot from trader Helene and they are hard to come by.)
I carefully sniffed the remaining shrimp from the family package and it seemed OK, and since the first batch was already eaten, I was really hoping it was OK. I decided that I would "buy" the remaining shrimp from the house since I was hungry and I couldn't keep it around much longer even though it had a March 5th date.
I sat down to eat my meal and before I realized it, the new batch had become slimy and I had eaten one really bad shrimp. After that, I sniffed each shrimp carefully. I picked through it until I lost my appetite.
One thing that really concerned me about the shrimp is that they seemed very salty. Since I added no seasonings except pepper from Trader Michael, I knew it was salt from the shrimp itself. I don't usually buy this type of shrimp, and this will be my last time. I did a little digging and found out what probably made the shrimp both salty and slimy: sodium triphosphate. Yuk!!
I went right back to the store with the shrimp label, and since they were out of the sale duck confit, I picked up some sale pork instead, with a small bag of bulk curry powder and an additional bag credit. I enjoyed a huge plate of pork, seasoned with sauerkraut and served with my own beets, squash and a squeeze of orange juice from trader Patty. My purchases today added up to $2.63, putting me $4.90 in the hole for the month so far. Check out the food log here.http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=RAGTHIEF
Tip of the day: If you are going to go into debt, do it with coconut oil.