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May 29th, 2014 at 10:10 pm

I have realized that our biggest money leak is on food. Recently I'm making a renewed effort to cooking at home and bringing food with me to work.

Today I had shredded wheat with milk for breakfast, took a peanut butter honey sandwich and a Greek yogurt to work for lunch, and had left over black beans with chicken sausage and brown rice for dinner. I also made some banana oatmeal muffins in the toaster oven and had a couple of those.

I didn't buy any snacks or drinks out today. I did stop at the store on the way home and picked up sliced cheese for sandwiches and a couple of bananas. Also more dish soap.

One of my biggest challenges is that our oven/stove has not been working at all for nearly three weeks now. We only have the crock pot, rice cooker, electric skillet, foreman grill, and toaster oven. And of course the microwave. There are a few things that are hard or just impossible to make without the oven. I am getting fed up waiting for it to be fixed.

I am also experimenting with growing vegetables in the little window boxes. So far the fingerling potatoes are growing like crazy. The radishes are doing pretty well also.

5 Responses to “first entry”

  1. Kiki Says:

    Are you renting? The landlord is required to repair non working appliances.

  2. hamchan Says:

    Yes. I have been in touch with the building manager. The problem is she doesn't do the repairs herself, and she has not been hearing anything back from the maintenance guys about it. They came out to look at it once the first week, said they'd have to turn the gas off for the whole building to fix it, and that they'd come back to do so the following week. That was almost two weeks ago now, and not a peep from them since. The building manager is getting annoyed about it too.

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    Welcome to the SA blogs! I hope your oven is fixed soon. You did great today with the food, it is one of the hardest to control at times.

  4. CB in the City Says:

    You are actually lucky that your biggest spending leak is food. It's easy to fix and you can make a dramatic difference! Best of luck to you.

  5. Petunia 100 Says:

    I love pb and honey, too. Pb and honey on wheat toast is one of my favorite breakfasts.

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