Sunday, June 30, 2013

June Food List

June Food Cost

January Total: $39.48
February Total: $43.39
March Total: $35.51
April: $33.91
May: $39.11
June: $28.59 
Year Total: $325.32
Total Remaining: $39.68

The major change in this month's food list is an increase in the consumption of meat but less eggs. I have a new job with the benefit of food every day I work. The cook makes a large meal for all of the employees each day, so I have limited choice for the type of meat I'm offered. Typically, I would not choose to eat pork or so much meat, but the food is offered so I eat it. The restaurant is busy and the work is strenuous, so without a meal offered in the middle of my shift, I would not be able to eat enough calories throughout the day to stay healthy.

Blueberries were finally ready to pick this month. Pies are a great way to use a lot of seasonal fruit at one time and they can be healthy. The blueberry pie includes 4 cups of blueberries and only 1/3 cup of sugar.

Grown by me
Locally Sourced
From my bees or bees I know

June Food List

1st - 1/2c blueberries, 3/4c blackberries, 1/2c applesauce, 1/4c sugar snap peas,  1/4c spinach, 1/2 scallion, 3 eggomlt, 1/2oz pepperjack chs, butter, lime pop, 1tsp honey, 1 pot coffee (family meal w/ d&s: chicken, corn applesauce, banana pudding) (GO: (6) lime freezer pops $1.00)
2nd - ramen, 1 mocha, 1tsp honey, 1 pot coffee (chinese dinner with family s,d,b,a) (walmart: Chicken ramen (12)$2.24)
3rd - 1/4c lettuce, 3 eggomlt, 1/2oz pepperjack chs, butter, lime pop, 1tsp honey, 1 pot coffee (work: meatloaf, carrots, fried mashed potato, lemonade)
4th - 1/4c sugar snap peas, 1/4c lettuce, 1/2scallion, 3 eggomlt, 1/2oz pepperjack chs, butter, lime pop, 2tsp honey, 2 pot coffee (work: shell pasta, chs sauce, broccoli, sausage, lemonade)
5th - 1/4c spinach, tomato, 1/2 scallion, 3 eggomlt, 1/2 oz cheese, lime pop, butter, 1tsp honey, 1 pot coffee (work: chicken wings, herbs, potatoes, lemonade)
6th - (made bread) garlic, 1c bush beans, 1/4c spinach, 1/2 scallion, tomato, 3 eggomlt, 1/2oz cheese, 1/4 bread, butter, mocha (work: chicken, herb sauce, zucchini, lemonade)
7th - blueberry syrup, garlic, 1c bush beans, 2 eggfrtst, 1/4 bread, butter, 1tsp honey, 1 pot coffee (D's kindergarten Graduation: Tupelo Cafe)
8th - ramen, 1tsp honey, 1 pot coffee (work: chicken wings, herbs, potatoes, fried corn bread, lemonade)
9th - 1/4c blueberry syrup, 1/2c strawberry freezer jam, 1c blackberries, 1c applesauce, garlic, 2 eggcr, 1/3c rice, 1/8 bread, butter, teriyaki sauce, lemonade, 1tsp honey, 1 pot coffee (?: doritoes $2.00, flour $2.44)
10th - 1c applesauce, 1c sugar snap peas, 1/8c carrots, 1c bush beans, 2 eggscr, 1/3c rice, ramen, butter, mocha, doritoes, 2tsp honey, 2 pot coffee (work: cannoli)
11th - (made rolls) garlic, 1/4c swiss chard, 1/4c sugar snap peas, 2 eggscr, 3/6 rolls, butter, doritoes, lemonade, 2tsp honey, 2 pots coffee (work: chicken, red peppers, onions, potatoes, lemonade)
12th - 1c blueberries, 1c blackberries, garlic, 1c bush beans, ramen, 2/6 rolls, butter, 1tbs honey, 2 pots coffee (work: chicken herbs, salad, tomatoes, bread, butter, lemonade)
13th - 1-1/2c blueberries (last of last year's), 1c blackberries, 1c sugar snap peas, 2 eggscr, 1/3c rice, teriyaki sauce, butter, 2tsp honey, 1 pot coffee (work: bread)
14th - (made bread) strawberry freezer jam, garlic, 2 eggfrtst, 1/2 bread, ramen, butter, 2tsp honey, 2 pot coffee, twix (walmart: soy sauce w/ coupon $1.19, twix $0.68) (work: hamburger, onions, mushrooms, home fries, lemonad, root beer)
15th - garlic, 1/4 bread, butter, king baby ruth, 1tsp honey, 1 pot coffee (work: lemonade, root beer) (movie w/ J: root beer, popcorn) (GO: (2) boxes turkey stuffing $2.00, king baby ruth $0.89)
16th - 2c applesauce, lemonade, 2tsp honey, 2 pots coffee (family leftovers: 3 pizza slices) (farmers market: local butter $7.45, fudge $2.50)(LJS: fish, fries, hushpuppies $4.99)
17th - strawberry freezer jam, 3 raspberries, 1/8c carrots, 1c sugar snap peas, 1c bush beans, 2 eggomlt, 1/4 bread, ramen, butter, mocha, 1tsp honey, 1 pot coffee (work: pasta, cheese, lemonade)
18th - (made bread) 1/2c blueberries, 2 raspberries, garlic, 1c bush beans, 1/2c spinach, 2 eggscr, 1/3c rice, teriyaki sauce-last, 1/4 bread, 1/3 box stuffing, butter, lemonade, 1tsp honey, 1 pot coffee (work: pork, cheese, marinara, bread, choc cake, root beer)
19th - strawberry freezer jam, 1/2c blueberries, garlic, 1/2c sugar snap peas, 2 eggfrtst, 1/2 bread, butter, 1tsp honey, 1 pot coffee (work: chicken wings, bread, lemonade)
20th - 1tsp honey, 1 pot coffee (family: pancakes, choc chip cookies, movies-popcorn, icie, DQ-ice cream)(work: cicken wings, potatoes, peppers, lemonade)
21st - strawberry freezer jam, 1c sugar snap peas, 2 eggfrtst, 1/4 bread, butter, 1tsp honey, 1 pot coffee (work: pork, potatoes, gravy, bread, lemonade)
22nd - 3/4c blueberries, 1c sugar snap peas, 2 eggscr, 1/3c rice, soy sauce, butter, 1tsp honey, 1 pot coffee (work: chicken breast w/ herbs, lemonade, root beer)
23rd - 1/4c strawberry freezer jam, 1c blackberries, 1c blueberries, 1/3c raspberries, 1c sugar snap peas, 2/3 box stuffing, butter, banana bread (flour, egg, sugar, baking powder, salt) 2tsp honey, 2 pot coffee (free bananas from church group at flea market)
24th - 1/4c carrots, 1/4c broccoli, 2 eggscr, 1/3c rice, soy sauce, banana bread, butter, 1tsp honey, 1 pot coffee (work: pork stuffed w/ cheese, herbs, spaghetti, lemonade, sweet tea)
25th - 1c blueberries, 1c blackberries, 1/4c raspberries, 1/2c sugar snap peas, lemonade, 1tbs honey, 2 pots coffee (family outback w/ $25 gift card and $8 coupon: bloomin’ onion, bread,   steak, mashed potatoes, salad, sprite)
26th - (cherokee: turkey wrap, chips $6.99) (work: chicken herb sauce, carrots, lemonade)
27th - blueberry pie, 1tsp honey, 1 pot coffee (work: chicken herbs, potatoes, onions, peppers, root beer, lemonade)
28th - blueberry pie, 1-1/2c potatoes, 1c bush beans, butter, 1tsp honey, 1 pot coffee (work: bread, butter, pizza, hamburger, onions, mushrooms, zucchini, lemonade, sweet tea)
29th - blueberry pie, lemonade, 1tsp honey, 1 pot coffee (sonic w/ m: chicken sand, mozzerella sticks $5.00) (family meal w/d&s: pancakes, syrup, cantaloupe; nature center: icie) (work: chicken, herbs sauce, pizza, celery, onions, zucchini, lemonade, root beer) (Walmart: 2/3 pie crust: $1.67/$2.50)
30th - (made bread) 1/4c strawberry freezer jam , 1c blackberries, garlic, 1c bush beans, 2 eggscr, 1/4 bread, 1/3 box stuffing, butter, 1tbs honey, 2 pots coffee

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Saddest Poem Ever Written

I found this poem I wrote to my grandmother when I was about 8 years old. It is possibly the saddest poem ever written by a child.

The Cricket

The cricket always has 6 legs
And each Autem they may lay eggs
And crickets like to hop and jump
Love to spend time in a rotton stump
They also like to hop and sing
Mostly they like to sing in spring
The cricket always eats green grass
And never takes up to much mass

Why do I think this poem was so sad? It was written by a small child with a purely analytical and scientific point of view. This was a poem I wrote in my free time for my grandma and not something written for school.

When I was around 12 years old one of my brother's friends lived with us. He was about 18 and stayed with my family for a year. I remember  one day I was writing a "just for fun essay" about the snails that lived in my fish tank, and he came in my room to talk to me so I quickly covered my essay. He then said, "Awww, how cute! You're writing a love letter to a boy." I faltered a little and said, "Yup, that's what I'm doing." It would have been more normal for me to have been writing a love letter instead of writing about the behavior of aquatic snails.

Oh well... I guess a person's personality doesn't change much with time.

Monday, June 17, 2013

First Blueberry

First Blueberry June 12th
The first blueberries have finally ripened on June 12th and I noticed the first red raspberry today. I just ate the last cup of frozen blueberries from last season. My goal with gardening is to always squirrel enough away for the next year. I'm also not particularly picky if some fruits taste a little freezer-burned because they just go into smoothies with other berries and honey. Blueberries are difficult to dehydrate because of the wax coating they naturally have. The coating is called bloom and prevents the berries from rotting because the coating acts as a water repellent.

Monday, June 10, 2013

New Job with High Quality Food

Frankie's Maggie Valley NC
I started a new job last week at Frankie’s in Maggie Valley. It’s a successful well-run restaurant and only three miles from my house. I had eaten there a few times and liked the food, so I applied for a job and got it. I was so happy the first time I went into the kitchen and saw that it was exceptionally clean and had new equipment. It’s the cleanest most organized restaurant kitchen I’ve ever been in. I’m given a meal every day that I work which is typically chicken with herbs and a vegetable. I don’t choose my meals ahead of time and the same meal is prepared for all of the workers. As most of you know, I normally don’t eat meat because it is so expensive and would push me over my $1 per day food limit, but since it is given to me I will eat it and not count it in my cost totals. The food is high-quality meaning they actually cook most of their food from scratch. The cooks use whole eggplants or broccoli and always have a crate of fresh herbs to put on all of the dishes.  

Another reason I applied there is because I haven’t heard anything particularly negative about the owners. I live in a small town and meet the same people over and over again, so if they were really horrible employers I would have heard about it by now. Restaurant owners typically have intense personalities because all of their money is tied into their business. I think I would be a difficult person to work for because I wouldn’t want to lose money due to lazy or wasteful employees.

I wish I knew how to use herbs like the Italians at the restaurant I work for. 
I had my first job when I was 14 cleaning motel rooms. I then worked in a deli, a plastic factory, a casino and even spent six weeks working in a fast food restaurant. I have worked as a server at five different restaurants. Not including self-employment or working for my parents, I have had a total of ten jobs. For a year and a half, I was self-employed and worked for a man on my meals on wheels route. He needed rides to the store and doctors so I would take him a few days a week to wherever he wanted to go. It was the most rewarding work I’ve ever done, but I didn’t make enough money at it and started taking classes so I couldn’t work for him anymore. I typically don’t have any animosity towards my former employers and say hello them in stores whenever I see them. There is an exception to that rule, though. Several years ago I was working at a highly dysfunctional restaurant and was accused by the owners of stealing money by not charging for mixed drinks. I had been there for five months and had watched them accuse others of stealing, but I didn’t think they would make such accusations against me.  They accused all of the waitresses in a group so it wasn’t just me. The owner said he had been drinking with some customers outside on the previous day and had counted more drinks than had been sold. I think it was all in his imagination because I knew approximately how many drinks they had and it wasn’t anywhere near what he thought. Well anyway, the owners were still going to allow me to work, but I decided I couldn’t work for people who thought I was stealing from them. The next day I brought in my freshly cleaned work shirts and apron and gave it back to them, so at least they couldn’t say that I stole their shirts and apron.      

My neighbor is going to open an organic smoothie and coffee shop in the near future. He would like me to manage it for him, but I told him I could only work a few hours a day and not be manager. It made me think about the successful restaurants I’ve worked for. My parents were small business owners and many of the people I know have small businesses, so I know what it takes to run a business effectively. Over the years, I have worked at two successful restaurants and three restaurants that were obviously floundering. My goal was to find the commonalities between the successful restaurants and I came up with a list of three basic qualities.

Social Awareness

Social awareness includes being aware of what people say about your business. People will gossip and it can be a good thing or bad thing, but a business owner has to be aware of their reputation. Criticism can be a good thing if it is acted on appropriately.

Small Leaks Sink Ships

The two successful restaurants I have worked for have both been efficient with their resources. Any food that is thrown in the trash before it is sold is essentially money being thrown away. Let me clarify that being efficient does not mean being cheap. An example of being cheap is serving food on a chipped plate because it costs money to replace the plate, but the business could potentially lose several customers by serving food on chipped plates which costs more than replacing a plate. Properly running equipment also means efficiency even if it initially costs money to repair.  

Being There

I mentioned that I was once accused of stealing by the owners of a business. In the five months I worked at that restaurant, I rarely saw the owners. They didn’t know anything about me or had said more than a few words to me after I was hired. The owners of the two successful restaurants are fully invested in their business and work nearly every single day the business is open. They know all of the employees and can usually accurately judge someone’s character. There is a problem when someone says that they want to open a business but they would like someone else to manage it. I see that as a recipe for failure because nobody should be more involved in a business than the people who actually own it.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Biology Degree?

My Biology Degree

I recently graduated and a lot of people ask me, "What will you do with a biology degree?"

There are not many job opportunities with having only a biology degree, but there are many jobs that require a strong science background and certificates. I could potentially be a high school science teacher through a lateral entry program and earn a teaching certificate while teaching. I don't really want to be a teacher, though. I would like to be a restaurant inspector at some point during my life because it would be interesting and I could be mobile. I don't want a job where I would be trapped in an office all day. Recently I saw a job advertisement for a brewery. Many biologists work in breweries because making beer is all microbiology. The job description asked for someone who is available to work 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. The brewery basically wants someone to live for making beer. I don't want a job that encompasses my entire life and takes all of my time.

My plan for the next few months is to research how to earn certificates related to food safety, water quality and possibly livestock health.

Cycle of Unhealthy Living

The following was a response to an article about how unhealthy the baby boomers are and how they will be sicker but live longer than previous generations:

People who eat too much keep this economy running and make big money for the 1%ers. Think what would happen if all those overweight folks suddenly cut their food budgets in half and ate only fresh vegetables and fruits and a cup of brown rice a day? No hamburger meat or pork chops, no overpriced potato chips, no ice cream and cookies, no drive-through burgers and pizza. And what if they grew most of those simple wholesome foods in their own backyards or containers? Is that what the corporate and political lords really want? I don't think so. But we should give them what they say they want. Let's fight back, low-income worker bees. Grow your own collards and turnips and tomatoes. It's easy. Add some dried pintos and salsa and it's a tasty, easy meal. When you get a sugar craving, eat a teaspoon of honey. Let's show them we don't need their processed, packaged, overpriced, high-calorie, high-fat crap. Make them pay for their personal trainers without our hard-earned dollars.

The person who made the comment above is absolutely right that people who eat too much of the wrong foods keep the economy running. But if everyone in the country started growing their own food, the government would start taxing it. I'm surprised the government doesn't tax people now for growing a garden or having livestock. The person commenting states unhealthy people are much more valuable as consumers. Think about it... healthy people are not worth much and dead people are worth even less, but an unhealthy person has to buy lots of different medications in order for their body to function properly. Where are the medications typically located? In big box stores. What does someone do when they have to wait an hour for a particular medication? Shop. Let's suppose the person is overweight and is mildly hypoglycemic, what will that person buy? Food. Will that hungry individual buy healthy food? Probably not. 

And thus, the cycle of an unhealthy lifestyle continues.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Pocket Watch God

I have been listening to “Gulliver’s Travels” and the following passage is told from the perspective of the two Lilliputians employed to take an inventory of everything Gulliver had with him. I found the following to be a funny description of his pocket watch:

Out of the right fob hung a great silver chain, with a wonderful kind of engine at the bottom. We directed him to draw out whatever was at the end of that chain; which appeared to be a globe, half silver, and half of some transparent metal; for, on the transparent side, we saw certain strange figures circularly drawn, and thought we could touch them, till we found our fingers stopped by the lucid substance. He put this engine into our ears, which made an incessant noise, like that of a water-mill: and we conjecture it is either some unknown animal, or the god that he worships; but we are more inclined to the latter opinion, because he assured us, (If we understood him right, for he expressed himself very imperfectly) that he seldom did anything without consulting it. He called it his oracle, and said, it pointed out the time for every action of his life.

I think many people worship time in some form or another. 

May Food List

May Food Cost

January Total: $39.48
February Total: $43.39
March Total: $35.51
April: $33.91
May: $39.11 
Year Total: $296.73
Total Remaining: $68.27

For this month I didn't count the 7th and 8th because those were the days for final exams. I graduated on the 11th with a Biology degree. There is an obvious change in my eating patterns pre-graduation and post-graduation. Now that I'm a lot less stressed, I will be able to focus more on my projects.

I also went out to eat for Cuatro de Mayo, but I was a designated driver so my meal was paid for. I also got food poisoning from that Mexican restaurant. Even if I would have paid for the dinner, I wouldn't have counted it because I had to see my food again at around 3am...

This month I received two free cans of spaghetti sauce from an elderly woman who gets food assistance. She can't eat foods high in salt, so she gave me the cans of sauce and noodles. It's amazing that we live in a country with such abundance in food that people often just give it away.

Food I grew
Local Food
Honey from my bees or bees I know

May Food List

1st - garlic, 3/4c asparagus, 2 eggscr, 1/3c rice, teriyaki sauce, butter, cherry coke, oreos (dg: oreos:$1.50) (walmart: coffee $8.68, flour $2.44)
2nd - 1/2c asparagus, 1c bush beans, 2 eggscr, butter, 1tsp honey, 1 pot coffee, doughnut (DD: doughnut $0.89)
4th - garlic, 1/2c asparagus, 3/4c potatoes, 2 eggscr, mac&chs, butter, 1tsp honey, 1 pot coffee (GO: mac&chs $0.89)(cuatro de mayo w/ mmmm,w,j,p,r: mexican restaurant and got food poisoning)
5th - 1c bush beans, 1/3c rice, brown gravy, 1tsp honey, 1 pot coffee, ramen noodles, ice cream bar (GO: magnum ice cream bar $0.33)
6th - 1c asparagus, 1c potatoes, 2 eggscr, butter, pancakes (bisquik, milk, egg)  2tsp honey, 2 pot coffee (GO: magnum bars $0.33, milk $1.50)
7th - (not counted) 2 small steaks ($1.50 (4pack)) potatoes, star crunch, pringles, coffee, sugar, doughnuts
8th - (not counted) omelet huddle house, hashbrowns, toast, coffee, sonic - chicken sandwich, mozerrella sticks
9th - 1c applesauce, 3/4c asparagus, 1c bush beans, 2 eggscr, 1 steak, butter, free bbq sauce (sonic) , biscuits (bisquik, milk), 2tsp honey, 2 pots coffee (GO: steak $0.75)
10th - (made bread) 1/2c applesauce, 1c bush beans, 2 eggfrtst, syrup, 1/4 bread, 1/3c rice, brown gravy, 1 steak, free bbq sauce (sonic), butter, 1tsp honey, 1 pot coffee (GO: steak $0.75)
11th - Graduation lunch: Dillard House (squash casserole, potatoes, corn, corn bread, roll, chuck steak, fried okra, fried chicken, blackberry cobbler, sprite)
12th - 1/2c applesauce, strawberry freezer jam, 2 eggfrtst, 1/4 bread, biscuits (bisquik, milk), butter, mac&cheese, 2tsp honey, 2 pots coffee (DG: mac&chs $0.89)
13th - 1c raspberries, 1c blackberries, 3/4c asparagus, 2 eggscr, biscuits, butter, 1/3 cake mix (egg, oil), 1/3 choc frosting, 1tbs honey, 2 pots coffee (job application: chicken philly, fries) (GO: cake mix $0.50, choc frosting: $1.25)
14th - strawberry freezer jam, 1c applesauce, 3/4c asparagus, 1c bush beans, 3 eggfrtst, 1/4 bread, butter, 2/3 box cake mix, 2/3 choc frosting, 2tsp honey, 2 pot coffee
15th - 1-1/2c blueberries, 1c blackberries, 1c strawberries, 1/2c applesauce, garlic, 3/4c asparagus, 1c bush beans, 2 eggscr, blueberry muffins (bisquik-last, milk-last, egg, sugar, oil), butter, mac&chs, 1tbs honey, coffee (GO: Mac&chs $0.89)
16th - (made rolls) 1-1/2c blueberries, 1c strawberries, 1/2c applesauce, 1/2c asparagus, garlic, scallion, spaghetti sauce, noodles, 2 eggscr, 4/7 rolls (same recipe as bread), blueberry muffins, butter, 1tbs honey, 1 pot coffee (free from woman who receives elderly food assistance: spaghetti noodles, sauce)
17th - 1c strawberries, 1c blackberries, 1c bush beans, 2 eggscr, 1/3c rice, teriyaki sauce,  spaghetti (leftovers), 2/7 rolls, butter, 1tbs honey, 1 pot coffee, mtn dew (free mom's school: mtn dew)
18th - (made rolls) 1c blueberries, 1c blackberries, 1c applesauce, garlic, 1/3c broccoli, 1c bush beans, 1/3c rice, poultry gravy, 3.5/6 rolls, butter, banana bread (flour, sugar, baking soda, egg, oil), bbq, 1tbs honey, 2 pots coffee (GO: $0.57 bananas)(free bbq from W.'s family reunion)
19th - 2/6 rolls, butter, banana bread (chinese restaurant w/ family graduation lunch) (Farmers' Market: local butter $7.50)
20th - 1c blueberries, 1/4c strawberry freezer jam, 1c applesauce, 3/4c asparagus, 1/4c lettuce, 2 eggscr, sm tortilla (flour, oil), mac&chs, butter, banana bread, 1tbs honey, 2 pots coffee (GO: mac&cheese $0.89) (free mom's school: peanut butter cookies)
21st - (made rolls) 1c blackberries, 1c strawberries, 1c blueberries, garlic, scallion, 5/7 rolls, spaghetti noodles, tomato sauce, butter, 1tbs honey, 1 pot coffee (GO: 2 magnum ice cream $0.66) (?: popcorn $0.10)(free from woman who receives elderly food assistance: spaghetti noodles, sauce)
22nd - 1-1/2c strawberries, 1-1/2c blackberries, garlic, scallion, 1c bush beans, 1/8c dandelion-1/8c spinach-1/8c swiss chard (sauté), 2 eggscr, spaghetti (leftovers), 2/7 rolls, butter, 1tbs sugar, 1tbs honey, 2 pots coffee
23rd - 1c bush beans, 1/4c lettuce, 2 eggomlt, 1/2oz pepperjack chs, mac&chs, butter, 2 nutrageous bars, 1tbs honey, 2 pots coffee (GO: mac&chs $0.59, (4) pepperjack cheese $1.00, (2) nutrageous $1.00)
24th - 1c applesauce, scallion, 1/4c broccoli, 4/7 salmon patties (egg, 1/2pk crackers, flour, scallion), ketchup, 1/3c rice, brown gravy, butter, 1tsp honey, 1 pot coffee (GO: 1 pack crackers $0.25) (Walmart: canned salmon $2.93)
25th - 1/3 blueberry pie (3c blueberries, 1/3c sugar, flour, pie crust), 1c applesauce, 3/4c asparagus, 1c bush beans, 3/7 salmon, ketchup, butter, 2tsp honey, 2 pot coffee
26th - (made rolls) 1/3 blueberry pie, garlic, 2 eggomlt, 1/2oz pepperjack chs, 3/6 rolls, tomato soup, 1/2 pack crackers,  butter, 1tsp honey, 1 pot coffee  (walmart ?: cost pie crust eaten: $1.67/$2.50, tomato soup $0.75)
27th - 1c applesauce, 1/2c bush beans, scallion, 2 eggscr, 2 steaks, 1/3c rice, 1/6 rolls, teriyaki sauce, butter, 3 strawberry pops, 1 lemonade, 1 mocha (GO: (6) strawberry freezer pops $1.00, (5) breakfast steaks $2.87, (28) lemonade packs, $1.00, (8) mocha packs $1.00) (free gift from flea market: oreos)
28th - scallion, 2 eggomlt, 1/2oz pepperjack chs, mac&chs, butter, 1 strawberry pop, 1 mocha, 1tsp honey, 1 pot coffee (GO: mac&chs $0.59)
29th - (made rolls) strawberries, garlic, tomato, scallion, spinach, lemon balm, 3 eggomlt, 1/2oz pepperjack chs, 5/7 rolls, butter, 1 mocha, 1 lemonade, 1tsp honey, 1 pot coffee
30th - 1/4c lettuce, tomato, garlic, 3 eggomlt, butter, strawberry pop, lemonade, 2tsp honey, 2 pots coffee (reward for getting job: zaxby's fries, choc shake)
31st - 1/2c blueberries, 3/4c blackberries, 1/2c applesauce, 2 eggscr, 1/3c rice, teriyaki sauce, butter, 2tsp honey, 1 pot coffee (lake J: choc cookies $0.65)