Monday, November 26, 2007

$2.00/day Food Challenge Post #9: Day 3 Recap

Day 3 come and gone. The issue I'm currently facing is that I've made too much cabbage and white beans...I am already looking forward to eating something different.

Still no camera so there are no new pics. However, this isn't necessarily bad because I haven't cooked anything new so you guys aren't missing out on anything exciting. Here's a small brag...I was able to get this camera for $147.00. I know, doesn't seem like much but consider that the $147 includes a 1 gig memory card, a protective carrying case, tax and 3 day shipping and you can see why I'm excited. That and I now own a more mooching off of other people!

A small wrinkle to the rules. Remember how George and I each had one exception? George was allowed protein shakes and I was allowed coffee shop coffee? Well, those exceptions didn't apply to the other person so when I learned that George drank some coffee shop coffee (cheater!), we revised the rules so he wouldn't exceed his daily limit and end the contest. We decided that we are both allowed dietary supplement shakes and coffee shop coffee.

Also, my impression is that I am taking this contest more seriously than George is. I'm counting/pricing every morsel and measuring everything that I put into my mouth whereas he seems to be more casual about things. When I told him how I am pricing everything that passes down my gullet, the expression on his face and his subsequent flippant comment told me everything I needed to know. I can honestly say that I have neither taken a single bite nor cooked with an ingredient that was not properly accounted for. I even text messaged him to find out if we were counting breath mints and gum! I am debating whether or not to continue on with my current rigor.

If I lose (I'm not going to, btw) I will at least have moral superiority on my side. Haha.

Here's what I had:
1 cup of oatmeal- $0.19
2 tbps of cranberry sauce- $0.04 (This is much, MUCH better than the apples...the tartness of the berries really perks up the whole bowl. I am going to see if I can make some sort of ghetto fruit crumble with the apple compote.)
1/8th cup of milk- $0.01
Total- $0.24

Mid-Morning Snack
1 cup of miso broth, basically miso soup sans tofu- $0.10
1/8th cup of spicy, Korean soybean sprouts- $0.07
Rice- $0.10
Total- $0.27

Early Afternoon Snack
1 cup of white beans with sausage- $0.43

1 1 cup serving of cabbage- $0.40
1 serving of rice- $0.15
1 bite of flan- $0.05
Total- $0.60

Daily Total- $1.54 leaving me $0.46 to rollover.
Combined with yesterday's rollover, I have $3.10 ($3.07 when corrected for the milk) for tomorrow's food. At this rate, pork or chicken liver might be on the weekend menu...

Here's how George did...

We also have a correction to our milk cost. It is actually $0.16 per cup so I have reflected the rollover to accommodate the correct price.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

you guys really just need to do a no-exception contest. It'll make it last shorter. and pain is good for you.