Tomorrow, we leave for New Orleans and the Voodoo Experience (a music festival featuring Ozzy Osbourne and Muse!) around 7pm, so this will probably be my last update until next week. Yes, that’s right – I was crazy enough to do a food stamps challenge on the week I’m driving for 13 hours from Bloomington, IN to New Orleans, LA. It’s been a long day, so this post will be a short one.
This afternoon, I felt a little ambitious and made three things: Pumpkin Zucchini Bread, Garlic Hummus, and Chocolate Pudding. Well, the pudding wasn’t really cooking since it was from a mix. All three things were amazing, and they’re going to help tide us over through the long road trip down south.
Today, I ate:
Lunch: Lentil stew, coffee with milk and sugar
Snack: 1/2 serving hummus and chips (tasting as I made it), chocolate pudding (from a mix)
Dinner: 1/2 apple, slice zucchini bread, 1 serving hummus, lentil stew, and coffee with milk and sugar
I didn’t realize I liked coffee this much, but it’s definitely been factored into my daily spending on the challenge. I spent $3.32 and had $1.19 left over.
Tomorrow, I’ll be hanging out with the Earth Eats team and taking photos of a pie taste-testing event. Natalie DeWitt, another blogger and fantastic baker, is making 4 different pie recipes this evening so they can be put to the test!
I’m pretty excited, but more than a little disappointed that I won’t be able to sample the pies. (One of the rules of the challenge is no free food.) Alas, I’ll have to trust the results of the test and do my own baking!