Food Stamp Challenge:
Bellow is a photo of what I am eating the next 5 days=$22.32. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) averages $1.50/day/ per person. I am taking the challenge. You can see my blog entries for each day.
I got an e-mail mid-week from Linda O’Malley, director of Oakwood Community Center, that she was doing the Food Stamp Challenge. They had food pantry there and the closest supermarket to them is Save-a lot. I have been trying to cook for events and my family with this number in mind=$1.50 per person, per meal. I have been cooking and sharing bean recipes with you this year, but now maybe we can see together what this would look like on my plate several meals in a row.
I am suppose to spend up to $22.50. I had to return the oatmeal tub when I realized I didn’t have caffeine in my list! It was too big anyway, but all they had. I had to go to another store and found a smaller container and added instant coffee. I now have enough oats for one person. I tried to use the last cents to buy apples on sale, but was not able to because even though it was 79 cents a pound, the minimum was 1 apple for 41 cents. But it is ok, I gained a jalapeno pepper!
Bellow a photo of the leftovers: 1 qt of cooked brown rice and lentils, 1 cup of cooked rice pilaf, 2 cups of cooked frozen pinto beans, 1 1/2 cups oats, a couple of serving of noddles, 2 carrots, 1/2 cup broccoli, 1 cup of black beans and 1 cup of brown rice, 1/4 cup of lentils, 3/4 of an onion, 3 eggs. I made 3 cups of sauerkraut of leftover cabbage and grew lentils in a jar–1 cup yield 6 cups.