Even though my Saturdays feel like Tuesdays and my Wednesdays feel like Sundays, I can still relish the “tabula rasa” feeling of the start of a new week. I thought to commemorate this freshness, I should take a photo of everything I eat so as to motivate myself not to eat half a jar of MaraNatha Dark Chocolate Peanut spread. Let’s see if my theory works.
For Breakfast, I had some vanilla yogurt with blueberries and walnuts…
Along with a slice of plain no-knead bread I baked yesterday with cherry jam.
I am trying to figure out how much it costs to bake a loaf of no-knead bread. A 2.5 kg bag of all-purpose flour is about $3.50. The Internet tells me that there are 20 cups of flour in a bag, and if the bread recipe calls for 3 cups of flour, there is $0.53 worth of flour in a loaf. With 1/4 teaspoon of yeast and 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt, along with the energy needed to heat the oven at 450F for 45 minutes, I am going to say it costs about 85 cents to bake a loaf of this amazing bread. A lot cheaper than the $4 or so this would cost from a bakery, plus no added benefit of a house that smells like a bakery! In conclusion, the frugal life is the good life.
For lunch, I had a green salad with some leftover bean salad on top! This salad was made exponentially better by the fact it included avocado. It was made exponentially more complicated in that I was wearing Henry who refused to let me sit down, thus I had to eat it while standing up and trying not to drop salad dressing on his head (Which I did anyway).
Along with a plain old smoothie! Since I used my spinach in my salad, I just had a smoothie made with:
1 cup of almond milk
4 large frozen strawberries
1/2 cup fresh pineapple
1 tablespoon of ground flax seed
It was nice to have a smoothie that didn’t look like sludge
I plan on having leftover lasagna, bean salad, steamed vegetables, and a whole wheat bun for dinner. Possibly a spoonful of crack, i.e. chocolate peanut butter, for dessert. I would try taking a picture but a certain someone keeps me pretty busy in the evening hours so I doubt I’ll be online.
He recently discovered the fact that he has hands! Very exciting in the F ‘n’ F household!
There is also that Heavy show on A&E tonight. Watching TV involving morbidly obese people always helps keep my snacking habits in check.
Since the New Year, I’ve been diligently keeping track of my budget and have been saving quite a bit. I give myself $80 a week for miscellaneous purposes, and have proudly amassed $316. We’ve been wanting to get extra insulation put into our attic to save on heating and cooling costs, plus we will get some money back from the government because of an energy audit we had done last year. The cost to have the insulation put in? $850. Split between the two of us, that’s $425 (I am so good with math eh?). So my awesome $316 is already spent, plus I am in the hole $109 (told you I was good with math). Luckily I’ve got plenty of savings, but still. Adulthood is the pits! I want to blow my money on candy bars and skip-its instead!
On the plus side, being an adult means I get to have cats and babies. Even better, I get a cat who thinks he’s a baby!
One diaper I won’t be changing anytime soon