Food: Salmon for one & food blog review Sallie’s Baking Addiction

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I love browsing through cookbooks (I buy the ones that can double as picturebooks.  I love food photographs!).  For cooking though, I used to have this Continue reading Food: Salmon for one & food blog review Sallie’s Baking Addiction

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Budget: National (free) Coffee Day on the 29th!

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National Coffee Day is happening this Friday, the 29th of September, 2017.  So that means Coffee Deals.  Yay!  Gives you a reason to get up in the morning!

A few deals that are going down.  Continue reading Budget: National (free) Coffee Day on the 29th!

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Budget: Eating in Day 6 & 7 (finished 7-day challenge eating-in analysis)

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Day 6

Budget:  Rollover $16.35  + $5 for the day = $21.35

Didn’t cook again today.  Had a blueberry yogurt muffin miniloaf and tea for Continue reading Budget: Eating in Day 6 & 7 (finished 7-day challenge eating-in analysis)

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Budget: Eating-in day 1 restart : ochazuke (green tea rice soup) for breakfast

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Ok, so today (Saturday) I restart my 7-day eat-at-home challenge. Morning plans are visit Carol at the hospital, go to the library and noon is for this insomniac’s nap. I look around for something quick but filling to tide me over until evening. Continue reading Budget: Eating-in day 1 restart : ochazuke (green tea rice soup) for breakfast

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Budget: Eating in day 1: My favorite cold ramen

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Ok, yesterday, I admit I failed starting my 7-day challenge.  The casino emailed me a one-day only 8/30/17 food voucher for $20 so I had to!  It was free food.  So off Carol and I went.  I made the mistake of ordering a prickly pear margarita $10 which came with a free mesquite pork taco and was informed the voucher does not cover alcohol at checkout.  Sooo darn!

Looks like my $5 a day for food was blown.  So I put in $6 on a slot machine and got back $86.  Ok, this I can work with, lol.  I gave Carol a little for gas.  So I made a profit on the food.  Carol and I ran out (well, hobbled as she needs a cane but you get the idea) before I put the money back in. I think I will put $50 towards repainting the kitchen since I’ll be spending some time there anyways.

So back to my 7-day challenge of eating in.  Starting over today. Geez, this reminds me of a diet. Being good, looking to see what I have.  I found my favorite cold ramen in the pantry.  Oh good, I can boil water, lol. I love semi-instant food.

In Japan, I got introduced to a favorite summer food: cold ramen. Of course, the restaurant makes it much prettier than Continue reading Budget: Eating in day 1: My favorite cold ramen

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Food: Book Review: Big Bad Breakfast

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I love the library. Love checking out books. The only problem is when you check out a cookbook that begs you to cook from it with pages filled with food porn, asks you to splash fat on a delicious recipe and serve a feast up. You can’t risk butter touching the pages. You have to return it even as your fingers cling to the cover. Yep some cookbooks are temptations in the making.

Big Bad Breakfast is such a book, promising you a breakfast like you’ve never had with no apologies for the, let’s call a spade a spade, delicious combinations of fat, sugar and salt served along with your veggies and proteins. Continue reading Food: Book Review: Big Bad Breakfast

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