I’m slowly, very slowly, getting the hang of it I think!

I’ve recently realized that I can get the little 12 oz size milks and have cereal, including the good muesli cereal which I stopped eating because I didn’t have any milk.

And, I can ask at the meat counter for a dollars worth of hamburger, even if it’s not out on the shelves; so browned hamburger for meals is possible.

Most places have raw single carrots so I don’t need to get the bags of carrots that go bad before I can eat them, just buy one or two at a time.

Shopping per meal is a completely different way of thinking than buying in bulk for cheaper prices.

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  1. Jerryprism

     /  January 4, 2012

    Very “european” shopping style.

    • I guess so yeah.
      Our grocery stores aren’t really set up for shopping that way here in the states though.
      It’s doable but still difficult at times.
      I mean, if I want some saltines I have to buy a big box of them. Want a pickle to go with that sandwich? Buy a whole jar.

      Hopefully we’ll start heading a bit more that direction in our shopping habits soon* and it will get easier.

      *everything waxes and wanes right? We’ve been in the land of Costco and Sam’s long enough that maybe we’re due to start swinging in the other direction

  2. Anonymous

     /  January 5, 2012

    Rachel I’m doing some research on this problem so I’ll post them, keep what works and throw out what doesn’t 🙂

    Try tortillas instead of a loaf of bread. Get the medium burrito size (~12in) or the burro size (~18in). There’s something about wrapping whatever you’re eating into one that makes it seem more like a real meal (and less like a snack). And anything you can put between two slices of bread you can wrap in a tortilla. Including peanut butter. And just sit on them for a while to warm ’em up a bit, which makes them less crumbly and more flexible.

    You can buy cooked rice at any Oriental takeout restaurant, and its cheap!
    White or black beans can be mashed into something like hummus, put them on a wrap with rice and a chopped red pepper.

    Cucumbers, avocados, whole peppers are fine without refrigeration, and add health, crunch and tasty variety to wraps.

    Not sure how this cold work for you but on days that its sunny and you are fairly stationary you could make a pizza box solar oven for cooking. There are tons of sites that give you directions. Portable and small to store, hopefully.

    I’m still looking 🙂

    • The info about what keeps in the heat is useful. I’ve thought about the pizza oven but that’s a bit too in the open for my circumstance.

      The police don’t bother me as long as I’m not obvious. But to be obviously “camping” would get me warned and told to move.

  3. Anonymous

     /  January 5, 2012

    This guy was fun to read and maybe you can get some ideas?


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