Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Recession Food

So I'm on this new campaign to spend absolutely $0 on food this week, unless it's unavoidable. A misbegotten onion ring purchase during a weak moment at work doesn't count. Anyway, someone else bought those onion rings and I only had 3 or 4, so whatever.

Here's what I've been able to cobble together from my fridge and pantry, which has actually proven pretty satisfying.

Breakfasts this week (3):

Monday and Tuesday I made fried egg sandwiches with some heavy-duty pita (thanks for the tip, Toni!) and Kiri cheese (yes dad, it's made in France!!!).

Today I had just the bread and cheese because the eggs were finito.

Lunches this week (3):

Monday I had leftover sweet potato, chickpea, and spinach curry with rice and some kibbe.

Tuesday I brought a red beans, rice, and chicken dish leftover from Saturday's class, along with some romaine lettuce and chopped cucumber. This is the best part: I made a dressing from the contents of the office fridge—a little mayo ("borrowed" from Betsy), some half and half, salt, pepper, and sugar. My mom's recipe for a simple dressing for greens.

Today I had the last of the curry (thank God that's over—it was amazing, but after like 5 servings...) and some bread.

Tomorrow's all packed up in the fridge: Boca Spicy Chik'n Patty, sharp cheddar cheese, some mayo, and you guessed it, pita. Breakfast will be bread with Kiri cheese and strawberry jam, which sounds gross, but this is cream cheese we're talking about.

I will admit that some of these foods are little on the naughty side, but the super-healthy curry and the high-fiber/low-fat bean and rice dish and salad should even things out. Insha Allah (God willing).

1 comment:

  1. Guess you'll have to come over and eat here :) Or is that cheating?