Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Food log: Wednesday, August 26th

Cheesy toast with orange juice – from groceries I had

Cheesy toasts and OJ - from groceries

Tuna casserole, tomato, yogurt – from groceries I had
Diet Coke from the vending machine – $1.25
Tuna casserole, tomato, yogurt – from groceries I have
This is leftover food from last night, plus guests.

Apple from the bistro - free
Apple from the bistro at work - free

Handful of blueberries - given by Ellen
Handful of blueberries - given by Ellen

Ellen always shares her snacks with us, and we love her for it.

Craker from groceries and cheese from work
Craker - from groceries/cheese - free from work leftovers
Sometimes, the chef at work leaves leftovers from lunch out on the counter and we can have it as a snack. Today, there was a plate of cheeses and charcuterie for us to pilfer, so around 4:30 pm, I grabbed some in a take-away dish before they threw it away in the garbage. We can also buy full dishes for a few bucks when there are leftovers.

Yellow beans "poutine" made from scratch - from groceries I had
Srting bean "poutine" - from groceries
I make this with goat cheese and a sage, lemon and onion cream sauce. It's deeeelish.

Big glass of lemon Perrier - from groceries
Perrier - from groceries

Toast and milk - from groceries
Nutella and buttered toast, milk - from groceries

Money spent on food today: $1.25

Make it for cheap: pesto

Pesto is delicious on pasta, baked potatoes and roasted veggies. But ready-made pesto is expensive and can be so salty, you could use it to de-ice your driveway. Since pesto freezes well, take advantage of August’s bounty of fresh herbs to whip up a batch and stick your thumb to The Man. Just portion it in small freezer bags or ice cube trays for later use.