So if you love bacon, 5 Guys, and appreciate the subtleties of the perfect burger experience… you gots ta watch dis!
DAYUM!!! And then it was autotuned… YEP. AUTOTUNED TO PERFECTION AND I CAN’T STOP LISTENING!!
Day 7 – 10/25
So I stuck with the plan and didn’t get a $2 coffee on my way to work but instead got unlimited FREE coffee at the office – mind you, I do have to close my eyes and plug my nose while I drink it but the jolt is still there…
For lunch, I went to a bodega and got a ham and cheese sandwich but then I splurged and got two bags of chips and ended up spending $6.
For dinner, I decided I was going to make Baked Sweet Potato Tacos using Martha Stewart’s recipe for taco filling which is OMG so amazing (I added some cinnamon to the whole shebang and it was como stimulamos, stimulamos, stimulamos y orgasmo! (Thank you OMG Shoes guy…)
HOWEVER, in order to do this, I had to break my budget to be able to afford the necessary materials – but knowing that it would last me a few days. So after buying crushed tomatoes, ground beef, two sweet potatoes, three onions, one jalapeno pepper and cumin, coriander, and chili powder… I spent $19 BUT I have a buttload of taco filling and it should last me a few days.
TOTAL: $25 (or 9 Bahraini Dinars)… so this means I can only spend $5 until Thursday and still be considered “within budget”
After my first week of the $10/Day project – I had $15.90 leftover to play with. SO that’s exactly what I did:
$2 – Coffee
$8 – Chipotle (Veggie Burrito with Guacamole – omg so so so so so soo good and totally worth a stupid $8)
$5.50 – Australian meat pie from Tuck Shop
$20 – Bloody Mary and a burger and fries
TOTAL: $35.50 + $15.90 credit from the week = MEGAN IS STILL IN HER BUDGET!
Day 2 – October 20, 2010
9:00am – $2 for a large coffee that I leisurely drank as I walked 3 miles to my office. The walk took an hour but hey heyyyy… one episode of This American Life is just that – one hour! Today’s episode of choice was 394: Bait and Switch.
When I got to work, someone brought in bagels so instead of eating the leftover Kashi Go-Lean crunch that the Mildred Pierce production left behind, I had a lovely whole wheat bagel waiting for me on my chair.
For lunch, I found some crackers and topped them with peanut butter and the finest grape jelly one can find in a squeeze jar.
Doesn’t that look scrumptious? No.. no it doesn’t but it filled me up.
For dinner I WAS going to have my leftover thai food… but after my boss threatened to kill me (his exact words were, “Do it again, I’ll kill you!… but right now you’re fine”) I decided I would splurge and get a Vietnamese sandwich!!!
8:00pm – $6.50 on a Grilled Chicken Vietnamese Sandwich from Hanco’s
Now THAT’s a sandwich!!
Total amount spent today: $8.50
After careful evaluation of my finances… I’ve realized that I am only able to live off of $10/day (or 125 pesos/day) until November 10. Thank you NYC for stealing my paycheck the day I receive it. But do I take this pitiful realization and sulk in the corner like a Snooki-monster who doesn’t get her “smush-smush”!? Hell no! Dis bitch is making it her personal mission to prove to herself that not only is $10/day doable… homegirl can actually end up with extra cash at the end of the run. So get ready to join me in my quest to be the brokest chick in designer jeans this city has ever seen!
10/19 – Day 1:
9:15am – $1.75 for a medium coffee
For lunch, I scavenged the cupboards at work at had a cup-o-noodles.. fo FREE!
For dinner, I babysat and was given $20 for food so I ordered thai and pocketed the extra $6. (FYI – All the money I make from babysitting goes straight to paying off my credit card and cannot be used to supplement my $10/day project.)
Total money spent: $1.75
This is a picture of strawberry taffy a pink snake ice cream paste house insulation processed meat paste. This is an actual photo of mechanically separated poultry – chicken that’s about to be changed into Chicken McNuggets or bologne or any other delicious deadly meat product you should never ever eat. Check out the link for a full story and description.
So my friend, Aaron, introduced me to the website thisiswhyyourefat.com and I have to admit that I think it’s fantastic. The site normally features such delicacies as the Chipwich On A Stick (Ice cream dipped in chocolate, rolled in sprinkles and peanuts, sandwiched between two fresh waffles and served on a stick) and the Smortuary (One layer of marshmallows, a layer of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, another layer of marshmallows sandwiched between two S’more Pop-Tarts topped in chocolate sauce).
But this is just WRONG! I give to you, the The Scotch MegaEgg…
20 hard-boiled eggs wrapped in bacon and covered in sausage meat and breading, baked whole.
You may now excuse yourself from the computer to go vomit.
It’s just…. I mean… I don’t…. It can’t…. Gross.
Recipe Of Milk Steak
Prep time 15 Min.
Cook time 20 Min.
Ready in 35 Min.
* 4 (4 ounce) cube steaks
* 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
* 1 3/4 teaspoons ground black pepper, divided
* 1 cup all-purpose flour
* 2 eggs, lightly beaten
* 1/4 cup lard
* 1 cup milk
1. Season meat with 1/4 teaspoon of the salt and 1/4 teaspoon of the pepper; set aside. In a shallow dish, mix flour with 1 teaspoon of the pepper. Dredge each steak in flour. Dip in beaten egg, then dredge in flour again.
2. Heat lard in a large, heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Fry steaks 3 to 4 minutes on each side, or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
3. Pour off all but 2 tablespoons of the fat. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of the dredging flour into oil. Cook over medium heat for 1 minute, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of skillet. Gradually whisk in milk. Cook, stirring frequently, 3 to 4 minutes, or until thickened and bubbly. Add 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoons pepper; gravy should be quite peppery.
I’m not sure whether this is the grossest thing I’ve ever seen/heard of in my entire life… or whether it’s impossibly awesome.