Working through our stockpile is making it hard to tell exactly how well we are doing. I think these first few weeks are going to be more about changing our mindset, and less about being exact with our daily limit.
For dinner Salvador and Caroline had eggs and pancakes, $.63 (from the eggs) and they ate $.17 worth of cheese
I had an omelet $.27 (eggs) and $.17 (cheese) and hash browns $.17 (potatoes)
Edited to add: I forgot the 1 banana DD and I shared yesterday morning. $.20
All the rest of our food yesterday came from stockpile so our total for the day was $1.41 Edited total 1.61 after banana
I feel like that is pretty good for a meal almost completely calculated. I did have some peppers and onions in my omelet, which were from stockpile.
Typing up our meals, and being intentional about what we are eating is making me realize a few things. First, we don’t eat enough vegetables. This has nothing to do with our adventure, and everything to do with my DH not loving them. I need to be more intentional about getting veggies into my DD and myself at least.
Second, This adventure is going to take some stretching on my part, and I am not talking about the money. I am so used to planning meals around a starch and a meat. Is it chicken and noodles or beef? Should we have rice or noodles with that? But I am thinking I need to totally rethink how I am looking at meal planning. Money Saving Mom posted 52 Meatless Meals yesterday, and I am going to spend some time learning to make them for lunch, and to replace the meat for DD and myself during some meals. I wont force my DH to go meatless, but 2 out of 3 ought so save some money. 🙂