Friday, October 8, 2010

Eating on a Budget

The most interesting thing about being poor and on unemployment is what types of meals are made.

Breakfast has been the most difficult meal for me to deal with/adjust to.  In the past 2 weeks, we've not had milk and we've been trying not to use up all the soy milk.  We haven't had coffee, but we're finally able to use all the varieties of tea that we have.  Luckily, I've had some evaporated milk and condensed milk that I've used in making desserts, so we've been using that as substitute milk in our tea.

In the past several weeks, I've renewed my love for peanut butter by having apple slices with peanut butter for breakfast.  It's really quite a healthy breakfast when you think about it.  But it was difficult to know that part of the reason we had to eat them was because we really had nothing else.

The upside is that we're finally able to slowly work on emptying our fridge.  When we make trips to Trader Joe's and Costco, our "pantry" and our fridge get too full, and we start losing track of all our food items.

Though I can't say we've been starving, it's been an interesting part of the unemployment experience.
This week, we finally went to Trader Joe's and Costco.  Never has coffee tasted so good.

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