I've decided to start blogging my eating adventures. Mostly because cooking has become increasingly boring lately and this will add some excitement to my life. I'm not that girl who shares what she eats because I have an eating disorder. I don't believe in dieting. I think diets, like budgets, are lame and evil. On that financial note, some may consider me cheap and wonder why I can't afford regular food, this has nothing to do with that. Really I am just trying to be more resourceful so my money can be used for more important things. I decided to put cost next to my meals. If it is something I have in the pantry it's free which I realize isn't super accurate but going forward, if I grocery shop, I'll consider those costs.
On my sister's recommendation I stole the title from Carrie Sun's blog on hospital eating .

Saturday, June 30, 2012


Brunch: My roommate is gone for a month and left behind some hard boiled eggs, bacon(?) and tomato. I put it together on a tortilla to eat with some cherries. ($0)
Dinner: I went to my friend Heather's she buys real food and seasons it. ($0)

Friday, June 29, 2012

there is too much of a good thing

Breakfast: I made some A-Z bread: carrots, zucchini and yams. It was a little sweet so I cut it with fried cheese. What a way to start the day. ($0)
Lunch: Chips and some corn salsa from yesterday ($0)
Snack: My stomach was having a hard time of things. I ate cherries. ($0)
Dinner: Frequently on Friday nights I can tag along to some type of family dinner with church people. Tonight did not disappoint. ($0)

Thursday, June 28, 2012

ciao morgan

Breakfast: French Toast. ($0)
Lunch: I was preparing myself for dinner so settled on an apple and peanut butter. ($0)
Shopping: Produce, Chips and Eggs. ($19.99)
Dinner: Morgan is leaving for south Asia for 3 months so we SUCCESSFULLY made fried cheese and fish tacos. ($0)

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

mac and cheese

Breakfast: Autumn Wheat. ($0)
Snack: I took my friend Deborah to Koinonia coffee shop for lattes. 2 for ($4).
Lunch: Mac and cheese. I've decided to start freezing 1/2 gallon of milk at a time since I can't drink a whole gallon before it goes bad.  This caused some trouble with me needing frantically to defrost milk.  I won!  ($0)
Dinner: Another healthy meal of mac and cheese with a side of edamame. I had edamame becasue I realized the day had passed with no actual nutritional. ($0)

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

dog sitting continued

Breakfast: Rice Chex. ($0)
Snack: Ice cream. ($0)
Lunch: Eggs on hamburger bun. ($0)
Then I came home.
Snack: Apple and peanut butter. ($0)
Shopping: I did buy some fry-able cheese ($4.82). Maybe for Thursday.
Dinner: Watching Chopped while I eat is depressing.  Bow tie pasta with lima beans and basil.  I should have added something else for flavor but I'm lazy.  ($0)

Monday, June 25, 2012


Breakfast: I was particularly unmotivated so when I finally go around to functioning I had to run to a meeting with a breakfast of carrot sticks. ($0)
Lunch: Fortunately I got fed at the meeting: crackers, cheeses, apples and yogurt. ($0)
Dinner: I'm dog sitting. They have grandkids so I had chicken nuggets and m&m's. ($0)
Dessert: I'm the VP of this club on campus and we had a meeting at a coffee shop. I was going to get a drink there but decided to get frozen yogurt at the place next store instead.  Strangely enough they have 1/2 off frozen yogurt from noon-closing. Really do people buy fro yo before noon? ($1.61)

Sunday, June 24, 2012

The end of VBS

Breakfast: Autumn Wheat ($0)
Lunch: In celebration of the end of VBS we got another free meal! Pizza and salad. ($0)
Dinner: Orzo salad, it's got to end soon since I made it on the 3rd but so far it's going strong. ($0)

Saturday, June 23, 2012

running low

Breakfast: Banana and frozen berry milk. Yogurt and granola. ($0)
Study Time: I met with a friend to do homework and got an iced tea. ($3)
Lunch: The remainder of my chicken and cheese in a quesadilla with a side of the rest of my watermelon. ($0)
Dinner?  I went to see Moonrise Kingdom, wow! And then went for milkshakes and fries.  I got a s'mores shake, it was pretty much a chocolate shake with layers of graham cracker crumbs. Since Heather bough the tickets I bought the treats. ($21.80)

So today I finished my yogurt, shredded cheese (bought from Sam's in February), crock-pot chicken and watermelon. I should shop soon. 

Friday, June 22, 2012

end of VBS

Breakfast: My friend said I should put peanut butter on my bread before turning it into french toast, I tried but I'll need a little help with the technique. ($0)
Lunch:  Chicken/Cheese quesadilla, orzo salad. ($0)
Dinner: For the last night of VBS we had bite-sized corn dogs, apples and sno-cones. ($0)
Dinner 2: For celebration we went to Frontier, I was all ready to pay for myself but one of the families said they'd pay for all of us. I got a breakfast burrito with bacon and green chili-usually I don't get the chili but it's not too hot and delicious. ($0)

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Indian Tacos

Breakfast: Autumn Wheat ($0)
Lunch: I went hiking in the Jemez mountains and we stopped for Indian tacos on the way back.  Like all New Mexican foods its a strange reflection of the Mexican counterpart.  Indian tacos are fry bread with like taco salad on top and, of course, red or green chili. We were hosting some people so I split the bill. ($15)
Dinner: Another VBS meal, hot dogs and fruit.  Then a really good snack time of frozen bananas and caramel/cheese popcorn. ($0)

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

longest day of the year

Really it's been more like the longest week of the year. I was running around a lot.
Breakfast 1: Granola bar ($0)
Breakfast 2: Yogurt and granola ($0)
Morning Snack: 3/4 of a muffin at my boss's house. ($0)
Lunch: At my boss's house, a ton of food. ($0)
Dinner: Sonic had 1/2 off shakes for the first day of summer. I got a banana one. ($1.90)
Dessert: Fruit kabob, scotch-a-roo and chocolate milk at VBS. ($0)

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

fridge findings

Breakfast:  French toast! I always forget about this but am so happy when I make it. We have a random loaf of white bread in the fridge so I decided to put it to good use. ($0)
Lunch: A quesadilla with that crockpot chicken again but this time I got it into my mouth. ($0)
Dinner: Sandwich fixings were provided for pre VBS and we had cotton candy, frozen grapes, and carrots for treat. ($0)

Monday, June 18, 2012


Breakfast: Banana/frozen fruit milk. Free sample of cereal I got in the mail. ($0)
Lunch: Orzo salad. Watermelon. ($0)
Snack: We went on a hike in the heat of day and went to Sonic happy-hour and Ellen paid for my first experience with a berry, lemon slushy. ($0)
Dinner: Crock pot chicken quesadilla. I ate it on the way to class and ended up with chicken juice down my shirt and onto my skirt. ($0)

Sunday, June 17, 2012

low budget

Breakfast: Granola bar on the way to church. ($0)
Lunch: The youth group had soft tacos for lunch after church. I volunteered to bring my crock-pot chicken and my friend provided me with the chicken, so I just had to buy a can of tomatoes ($.69)
Snack: We were having a prepare for VBS work meeting so after 5 hours of working we had ice cream. ($0)
Dinner: For Father's Day I went to my adopted New Mexican family's house. ($0)

Saturday, June 16, 2012


Breakfast: I hosted 2 girls from church and decided to take them to Golden Pride for breakfast burritos. ($11.84)
Lunch: Sandwich part 3. ($0)
Dinner: I had a different 2 people from church over for dinner and then some more stopped by later. I remembered that I really like having people over.  I had all the ingredients for lemon tortellini pasta bake and chewy ginger cookies and watermelon and cherries and green beans. ($0)

Friday, June 15, 2012


Breakfast: I found some ancient corn tortillas in the fridge and had them chopped up with some scrambled eggs. ($0)
Lunch: Sandwich from last night. ($0)
Snack: I went to the Mexican market and bought some fresher tortillas and ice cream. ($5)
Dinner: Another part of sandwich, watermelon, and cherries. ($0)
Dessert: Some people were traveling through so there was a dessert night at church. ($0)

Thursday, June 14, 2012


Breakfast: Eggs on English muffin. ($0)
Lunch: At my boss's house, way too much food.  ($0)
Snack: Ovaltine. ($0)
Dinner: We had 'Bible Study' in the park and the main dish was a 6ft sub from Walmart. I brought fruit.  Bringing fruit required me buying fruit (and milk). ($10.43)

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

rough day

I really didn't sleep enough last night.
Breakfast 1: Granola bar on way to walk. ($0)
Breakfast 2: Banana and yogurt. ($0)
Breakfast 3: Mixed nut trail mix. ($0)
Lunch 1: Frozen tamale - I was a little bummed because I thought it was a burrito, I don't know where it came from.  And remainder of my sauteed zucchini from last night. ($0)
Lunch 2: Cookie dough. ($0)
Dinner?: Frozen horchata. ($4.98)
Now to bed

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

New Favorite NM Place

Breakfast: 1 egg and a banana in yogurt ($0)
Snack: When I first moved here I saw a coffee shop called Koinonia coffee shop.  I figured it was Christian and 9 months later decided to check it out.  It is amazing!  $2 for a huge latte. Then they came out and gave me another one.  And they have a gorgeous garden outside.  I'm in love. ($2)
Lunch: Orzo salad with a little extra fresh spinach to perk it up. ($0)
Dinner: Morgan came over for dinner.  I pulled my lentil "meatballs" out of the freezer and we had them with the sweet potatoes and zucchini and leeks that Morgan brought. ($0)

Monday, June 11, 2012

50 cent hotdogs

Breakfast: I finished of my beans, one stale tortilla, an egg and cheese and scrambled them together. ($0)
Lunch: Orzo salad and cake. ($0)
Dinner: 50 cent hotdog night at the Isotopes game, Grace bought me 2 and I bought myself 2 more.  They were small but I still shouldn't have eaten 4. ($0)

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Sunny Day

Breakfast:  The rest of my not quite spoiled milk and the remainder of some quaker apple cinnamon cereal from a few months ago. ($0)
Lunch: Next week is VBS at church so we had a planning meeting this afternoon with Lunch! ($0)
Dinner: Egg on english muffin. ($0)

Saturday, June 9, 2012


Breakfast: Banana and frozen fruit smoothie. ($0)
Lunch: My roommate got married so I got fed. ($0)
Dinner: Leftover cake from last night. ($0)

Friday, June 8, 2012

Friday Dinner

Breakfast: I really don't remember. ($0)
Lunch: Cake batter and orzo salad. ($0)
Dinner: A family from church has loads of people over for dinner every other Friday night.  I brought cake - thus the healthy lunch.  I did have to buy all the ingredients (plus a bowl to mix and a pan to bake) but I had a Walmart gift card so it ended up being free. ($0)

Thursday, June 7, 2012


Breakfast: I'm cheating and writing this a week later, it was either a smoothie or Puffins. ($0)
Lunch: At my boss's house. ($0)
Dinner: Leftovers from lunch - yes I took leftovers from someone's house and orzo salad ($0)
Dessert: I went to my first Isotopes game and wanted to spend money on something so I bought a root beer float, it may have been the cheapest thing at the park and it came with a take-home cup . ($4)

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

6 meals

Breakfast: Peanut butter Puffins ($0)
Morning Snack: I found all sorts of stuff in the freezer so I made a mixed berry, banana smoothie. ($0)
Lunch: Eggs on english muffin. ($0)
Afternoon snack: Yogurt. ($0)
Dinner: Orzo salad and carrots in the car. ($0)
Dessert: Cookie doughish substance. ($0)

Tuesday, June 5, 2012


Breakfast: Peanut butter Puffins. ($0)
Snack: Now that I have a job, I had a 9am meeting then decided I would do the rest of the day's work at Starbucks. I had a card for my drink and brought carrot sticks and a granola bar as a snack. ($0)
Lunch: When I got home I made a salad...spinach from Heather, celery from Heather, fake crab from Raquel and blue cheese from a long long time ago.  I also had some broccoli salad. ($0)
Dinner: Lunch was pretty late but lots of people decided to bring treats to our final Beth Moore study.  Cake, banana bread, brownies and a veggie tray. ($0)

Monday, June 4, 2012

will work for food

Breakfast: Beans and egg in a tortilla with a side of yogurt. ($0)
Lunch: During lunch with my landlord on Friday he mentioned he was thinking of hiring an assistant for one of the projects he's working on.  We met again today for a highly entertaining lunch with his current "staff," I learned that I fit the description of a Pisces very well.  And I got hired, I don't know for what. ($0)
Dinner: I started summer school and got home at 8 for some orzo salad. ($0)

Sunday, June 3, 2012

potlucks and youth group

Breakfast: Peanut butter Puffins. ($0)
Lunch: It was a pot luck Sunday, heavy on the salads. I brought a broccoli salad and will be eating most of it all week. I think it was delicious.
Dinner: Tonight was youth group with a sandwich bar, I brought an orzo spinach salad.  Southwesterners aren't really into my salads. So I'll be rotating that with my broccoli.  I did have some ingredients so total they were under $10. ($9.69)

Saturday, June 2, 2012

adventuring we go

Breakfast: I went to my friend Heather's and made spinach and mushroom scrambles with strawberries, it possibly would have been an omelet but I'm terrible at those. ($0)
Lunch: Fortunately it was a hearty breakfast because we then went on a hike that ended up being 4.5 hours.  Straight through lunch time.  When we FINALLY made it back to her house we had fruit and lots of water. ($0)
Dinner: One of the girls from church graduated from high school and I wisely scheduled my drop by for the open house for dinner time. ($0)

Friday, June 1, 2012

Yay for Landlords!

Breakfast: Peanut Butter Puffins. ($0)
Lunch: My very nice landlord took us roommates to a lovely 2 hour lunch.  We went to Standard Diner, it's been on DD&D, I guess for bacon wrapped meatloaf, I opted for delicious tuna sliders with salted caramel panna cotta for dessert.  It was all wonderful...and free! ($0)
Dinner: Lunch was pretty late and or swamp cooler went out so it was 85* in our house, I had carrot sticks and hummus. ($0)
Dessert: I went to my friend's house for grapes. ($0)