2. Food tastes better when you are really hungry for it. TFH wasn't kidding when she said that the half-quail was the best she'd ever had.
3. Being hungry makes you sleepy. Or, at least, it made TFH sleepy. She slept an average of one extra hour per night and started feeling ready for bed about two hours earlier than usual each evening.
4. If you are poor, the dollar menu at McWendysKing really, really gives you a better value than eating fresh food. That sucks. It would be really great if one of the fast food giants would make something healthy for a buck, but no one can grow food fairly at those prices.
5. If you are not poor, ask yourself if you really want to eat something that can be grown, processed, cooked, and served for one dollar. What kind of shortcuts do you think have to be taken to make that kind of economy work?
6. [Insert bathroom observations here.] Too untoward for The Frugal Hostess to comment on.
7. It seems like the only way to supplement a $30 weekly food budget is to grow some of your own. TFH started digging up the vegetable garden as a result of Eat on $30, so be forewarned that you'll be hearing about it.
8. Maybe a second way to supplement that budget is to make a lot of things, like chicken stock and bread, from scratch. The Frugals have been working on that for the past couple of years, but it takes up a lot of time. (Many other Eat on $30 peeps have talked about the time, equipment, and knowledge issues, so TFH will leave it at this: they are right.)
9. The Frugals eat way more meat than is necessary.
10. There is an organization, Wholesome Wave Foundation, that makes it possible for folks who receive public assistance to get double their value at some farmers' markets. Wow. Isn't that cool? So, if you have $10 in food stamps, you can get $20 worth of food at the markets that participate. The Frugal Hostess will be eating on $30 one week a month and giving the difference to Wholesome Wave; you can do the same or donate now.
OK, FruHo promises to be funnier next time. Love you!!!!
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