Sunday Sept 8, 2013
HELLO fellow Challengers!!!
When I meditated over this SNAP challenge, here were my thoughts
1.) If this were truly the case I would use the resources around me like the food bank, free meals, etc. So why not utilize them during this experience to make it as real as possible?
2.) I have a family so I must approach this in a way to price out each meal and price my individual portions
3.) If free items are gifted to me or supplied to me as in tea bags at work, I will utilize them, because that is realistic.
4.) If I make a LARGE batch of something and have leftovers I do not have to count it more than once.
Here is DAY ONE in a nutshell
I made homemade potato cheese soup
I am approaching this SNAP challenge differently as I must cook for my family…
Potato Soup Breakdown
Potatoes $4 bag of 35= .11 per potato x 6-.66
Onions- Do not count Condiment/Spice
Dill-Spices do not count
Chicken Broth=Free from Food bank
Half and Half $1.68 for 3c I uses 1 ½ c=.84
Shredded Cheese $2.18 for 2 cups I used 1 cup= $1.09
Flour ¼ c does not count Spice and Condiment
Bacon Bits 1/3 c leftovers =.35
Turkey Ham $4.53 for entire pound I used 3 oz or 1 slice cubed=.85
Total for a Crockpot of Potato soup=$3.79
I estimate it made 6 quarts or 24 cups =$3.79/24cups=.16 per cup x 4= .63
I ate it twice yesterday in a 2 c bowl or 4 c total=.63 of food consumed
And have leftovers for Monday’s lunch so I do not have to recount it.
AND…I have $3.59 left over!!!