Friday, May 13, 2016

Potatoes Wrapped in Lettuce is a Thing

I think I'll be starting my five dollars a day challenge next week. I want to finish off the produce and stuff that won't last a week before I start. It doesn't make sense to waste food ever, let alone when doing a money saving challenge.I'm feeling pretty good, I have some ideas jotted down already. I also was looking at different articles for recipes for poor college students. I think as it has been for most of my life, lentils are going to be my best friend in this challenge. You can do so many things with them, and save yourself from dying of boredom. I guess they're like that perfect pair of jeans, and you just need some little accessories to "change the look up".  I was looking at some websites where people have done this challenge, and some where they've done it with less. Here is a very detailed example. Math is not my game, and I am not a super organized, write everything down, break it down and all of that. So, I'm doing it the super relaxed way. Seven times five is thirty five, so that is what I get to spend for seven days. It will all even out in the end, even if one day I eat six dollars worth of food, and one day I might only eat two dollars worth of food. I'm going to do my best to have variety, and refurbish leftovers. I remember being super poor as a kid, and we sometimes would go weeks of eating the same thing over and over. I've said it before, but you will never see me eat quiche, even if it is vegan ever again in my life. So, variety is going to be my main mission.
I made another budget friendly meal last night. I wrapped some potato wedges in lettuce leaves and dipped in FYH ranch and bleu cheese. Potato wedges wrapped in crunchy lettuce is really a delicious combo if you haven't tried it.
I checked Target yesterday to see if they had the Just ranch yet, and they are still sold out! Which is of course awesome, but yet annoying. It must be really good though. And I notice that they are always on the verge of being sold out of the vegan Ben&Jerry's. It's only a matter of time before we have vegan Haagen Daz!
Happy Friday!

8 comments:

  1. That looks great! I will have to try this!

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    1. It's really good, believe it or not!

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  2. Love the title of this post :) I can see that this would be tasty. I've had a dish at Chinese restaurants in the past that was a nutty, veg thing that you wrapped in lettuce leaves and then dipped in hoisin sauce.

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    1. I made a recipe awhile ago that had tempeh and a few other things, and you wrapped it in lettuce and dipped it in hoisin sauce. Lettuce wraps are the best!

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  3. Here's another blog that might be interesting to check out for the challenge. Jack Monroe started out blogging as a single parent creating recipes on a low budget and has gone on to publish some books and to actively campaign in the UK about food poverty issues. Really interesting person who has recently become vegan, yay.
    https://cookingonabootstrap.com

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    1. Thank you! Perfect time for me to check it out, maybe I'll earn some things! Thanks!

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  4. I love anything in a lettuce wrap! Although somehow i make a big mess trying to eat them...
    Lentils are a great cheap meal! Mujadarra (the lentils with rice and onions dish) and dal could practically feed a family for a week! The grocery budget for the week definitely sounds more managable than trying to figure out the cost of each meal
    Ttrockwood

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    1. That's why potatoes are perfect for lettuce wraps, it's way less messy! I will probably definitely make Mujadarra, because it's been too long since I've made it. I also was thinking Tabbouleh salad, because it's cheap, and has that really crisp fresh taste that I'm sure I'll be missing!

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