It has been long overdue that I updated what I actually still have on hand. I am hoping to add some more veggies in the next couple of days if I can manage to find some more grocery stores in my new area. Any thoughts on recipes with that include all the ingredients I already have would be greatly appreciated.

I woke up this morning and the squirrel that mocked me yesterday was already on the fence chowing away on more apricots. Somehow I think we are going to have a turbulent relationship for the time I am house sitting here…

apricot eating squirrel

I am still learning the area and I'm going in different directions each morning and evening as I walk Lila (the dog I'm taking care of). Today was garbage day and in this area, yard waste is placed on the street to be picked up. I walked past this pile of trimmed branches from a lemon tree with ripe lemons still attached, so I grabbed a couple:


I also found a huge one (I put the raisins in the photo to give it some perspective). The other two lemons are large.

big lemon

Apricot Banana Smoothie

Now that I have plenty of bananas (woohoo!), I can have my morning smoothies again. I scavenged a few more of the squirrel leftovers to make myself an apricot smoothie to start the morning:

apricot smoothie

Black Fig Banana Pancakes

The two black figs that I was given were ready to use, so I decided to mix them with banana to top my pancakes. While the photo of the topping doesn't look all that appetising, let me tell you that it was absolutely wonderful. I don't think I have ever had fresh figs before and if this is any indication of what they taste like, I am going to be searching for them a lot more in the future.

black fig banana pancakes

In the afternoon, I grabbed my usual peanut butter sandwich with a handful of toasted Wheat Thins chips and a glass of blueberry / pomegranate juice (half juice, half water)

Chicken Spinach Pasta Salad

The pasta salad i had made a few days ago was quite good, so I decided to make another one. This time I used penne rigate pasta, a lot more spinach and my last half tomato. I didn't have any onion left, bit I did have half the chicken breast I had cooked for the rice — cut this into small bits and I used about half of it:

chopped spinach

pasta salad

chicken pasta salad

This is the current list of food I still have
This is the current list of what I have purchased:

Goal: 100 days eating on $1 a day
Current Money Spent: $47.19
Money Left to Spend: $52.81 ($5.54 must be spent at CVS)
Retail Value of Everything Purchased: $1268.64


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