An interesting aspect of saving every cent for this trip is watching our spending, especially in the food department. In normal non trip-planning times, I have the best intentions to keep our budget to $50 a week but, you know, snack attacks happen. And sometimes I need that Coconut Bliss. But I've been pretty militant the past couple of weeks, which means some of our meals have been...interesting at times. Take a look.
Broccoli curry spaghetti, original recipe calls for udon and 6 cups of broccoli. I improvised. ps, spaghetti isn't a good sub for udon.
Knock off Spanky's Bowl (from a local chain) with AFR Cheesy sauce.
Use-up-the-leftovers lunch of spinach, baked tofu and roasted taters with Daiya (on sale).
Pizza is awesome, a good use of leftovers and fast if you have dough in your freezer :-)
After my first 10k, all I wanted was a (vegan) cheeseburger. So I made one as we are poor. V'Con black bean burger with AFR Cheesy sauce.
Pho chay, a tester for Kittee's zine. So fresh and delicious.
Also, some evidence of my laziness.
The first warm day in Portland I moved my ass outside. Please notice the beer, it is Deschutes Brewery's Twilight making an early appearance!
Yeah, we had no clean tupperware and I wasn't interested in washing dishes.
So, yeah. I'm twiddling my thumbs in anxious anticipation.