Monday, April 15, 2013

Paleo on $100 a month - day 15 ups and downs

Today's plan went pretty well, and then not so hot.  I started out with the potluck coffee, with the usual eggs and greens cooked in butter.

I had even more coffee from trader Gabrielle, and then couldn't pass up the donuts either.  I did pick one with cinnamon, quipping that cinnamon helps reduce the incidence of diabetes.  Some non-careful listeners were taken in by my argument.

I just have to find a way to pass on the donuts.  It is so hard when I have to walk by them all the time and they call out to me.  Earlier it has been a bite or two, or a donut hole, but today it was a full-fledged pastry.

For lunch I had nasturtium blossoms, coffee, salad and trek mix from trader Ingrid and some bean soup and the last of the herb tea made yesterday.

The REALLY GOOD THING that happened today is that I found some organic grass-fed ground beef on sale.  This was especially nice to find after my weekend phone call turned up only boutique prices for local beef.  The quick-sale beef was $3.99 a package, so I snapped up three of them.  This compares to the $8 a pound from the other place.

The store had about a half-dozen packages.  I should have gotten more, but I don't have room in the freezer.

For dinner, I had BEEF, cooked with the last of the enchilada sauce from trader Humberto, leeks, fennel, oregano and celery, a huge artichoke from trader Alpha, butter, coconut milk with chocolate powder from trader Felix, a tangerine from trader Pablo and some winter squash with even more butter.

The grass-fed beef was $8.97, so I have only $13.70 left in the kitty.  However, I am doing well, with some liverwurst in the freezer, several servings of pork, a half dozen eggs, almost two sticks of butter and almost half a can of olives.

6 comments:

  1. :-) i just ate, and your dinner sounds wonderful!

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  2. I'm with Tess here, your dinner sounded good and you're doing well with what you have in the freezer, the pork, and eggs etc. Eggs are brilliant, a must have in my house.

    All the best Jan

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  3. Hi Jan and Tess! Thanks for visiting. I should really take pix of my dinners more often. Alas, I have a very cheep camera with no working viewfinder, no recharger, no flash. When I take a pix, I have to run inside and upload it, or it takes down the batteries fast. Meanwhile, dinner cools....

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  4. My preferable way to use a tomato souse - with cooked sliced eggplants. I just put it into the foreman grill without any salt and oil, let it cooked just enough without getting too soft, then cut it with scissors into appropriate shape and cook it as a pasta with souse, cheese and some Italian sausage.

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  5. I am not a huge fan of either tomatoes or eggplant, but I sure like Italian spices

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  6. Italian Spices - extremely nice. A little seasoning in foods really brings out the flavour. Gosh this is making me feel hungry LOL

    All the best Jan

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