SNAP Challenge: Days Two and Three

Tuesday morning, I thought the cheap coffee was going to kill me, so I added some half-and-half, which was extra and not in the budget, but already in the fridge. Yesterday morning and this morning, the coffee seems fine. 

Either I have no taste buds or I am rather adaptable when it comes to coffee.

Tuesday meals:


  • Two slices toast
  • Butter
  • Two eggs


  • One-Pot Chili Pasta

Snack (or lunch part 2):

  • Peanut butter and jelly sandwich
  • Apple


  • Macaroni and butter (lots of both)

Extras/freebies - sort of 

Blurry picture of my fried cricket

Blurry picture of my fried cricket

  • One fried cricket
  • A few bites of Eric's braunschweiger on a pretzel roll sandwich that he ordered at a brewery

Wednesday meals:

Wednesday, I spent the entire day with my mom and I knew we'd eat out at least once. We ended up eating out twice and both times my very generous parents paid (thanks, Mom and Dad!). So all I ate yesterday that I paid for was two pieces of buttered toast and some coffee. 

Even better, I have left-over lasagna from dinner last night. 

If I was truly on a restricted food budget, I'd be all about those free meals and left-overs. Squandering left-overs is definitely something you don't do when you're low on food. I normally tend to let them go to waste unless it's something really good, but I'd eat the lasagna I have no matter what. It's really great. 

It came from Hawthorne Inn, in Labadie, Missouri, in case you're wondering where you can get your own. There are a few reasons you should eat there if you haven't. They have great food, first of all, and it's reasonably priced, so it's worth the drive out there. They've been around for 25 years, according to my dad. When the building the restaurant was originally in burned down, they paid their employees during the construction of the new building, so they wouldn't have to find new jobs. And they have a lot of Bryan Haynes's artwork on display. 


Week Ten: Diet - SNAP Challenge

  1. Day One - Grocery Shopping
  2. Days Two & Three
  3. Days Four & Five
  4. SNAP Challenge Wrap-Up