Sooo much food for breakfast this morning. I had 1 egg, oats, a banana, and hashbrowns, plus coffee. My coffee made it pretty far. I made 6 16-oz cups of coffee from the 2 packets in the mail plus the chicory root. I still had an egg left so I made it for Jessica. I am stuffed.
For lunch, I was SET UPON BY THIEVES!!! Actually it was just Jessica. She ate all my bologna. She did offer to go buy me more, but I accept that thieves took some of my food and challenge on. I had beans, a baked potato with margarine and chives, and the rest of my pasta from the other night.
Dinner was buttered noodles, fries, creamed corn, and 2 pieces of toast. I used all the margarine. I in fact used nearly everything, save a surplus of navy beans and some ranch dressing. I shared my potato salad, eggs, and (unwillingly) bologna, and still had enough food to make it through this mini challenge.
Final thoughts? I think $1.50/person/day is a good starting point for our big challenge. I think $1.50/day would have been easier if it was over a longer time period, where bulk buys of more goods could be incorporated (and I can justify a can of coffee.)