Friday, October 17, 2008

devil, thy name is chicken salad

It's been two weeks since I launched my cash cook challenge. I've spent $52.41 on groceries in a two week time-frame. I've had every meal - breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks - at home. Some of those, I managed to glean from others (yay! for having Kat home and being invited over for steak dinner) and some I managed to, um, steal (sorry co-workers!) but all in all, I made it. I even lost three pounds!

So, today I am faced with a dilemma. After all this time, I'm really out of ideas for lunch. I've got basically little to nothing in my fridge and freezer. I got paid today. Can't I just order from the deli like I always do on Friday? Don't I deserve to treat myself to my favorite chicken salad sandwich on a buttery croissant?

Well, when I usually order my lunch, I pay $5.50 for a sandwich. That's 10% of what I just spent on food in the past two weeks!!!

Talk about an eye-opener. Talk about a wallet-closer.

(but damn, that chicken salad croissantwich is sooooooooo good!)


GatorGirlintheCity said...

I hope you ate the tomatoes I gave you!!

The Working Girl said...

oh, no worries! they were a delicious addition to my chicken tacos!!

emilysuze said...

Splurging is good for the soul. :)

Kimberly said...

I'm so impressed by your cooking challenge thing. Also, I want chicken salad everytime I pull up your blog to see if you've updated.