Table of Contents:

9/21/15 – Day 21

9/20/15 – Day 20

9/19/15 – Day 19

9/18/15 – Day 18

9/17/15 – Day 17

9/16/15 – Day 16

9/15/15 – Day 15


Day 14 – 9/14/15

It’s the end of week 2 – huzzah!

I’m really excited to have my friend Shirley over for dinner tomorrow. She’s interested to see what my dinner is on the $50/mo challenge (and to taste it of course), and I’m happy to play hostess. On the menu, vegetarian Hong Kong-style borscht and rice.

I went grocery shopping today and picked up 5 pounds of potatoes ($1.50) and a 3 pound head of cabbage ($1.59). Hong Kong-style borscht is usually made with ox tail or beef, but I had to cut back to stick to my budget. I already had a can of tomatoes and 2 heads of garlic in the pantry. I even splurged on some cilantro ($1).

I also picked up a carton of eggs for the week ahead ($3) for Chawanmushi. Maybe I’ll make some egg fried rice, too. Yum.

And I promise to take pictures of the meal tomorrow!

Daily Meals/Costs:

Congee (皮蛋粥) – $0.28

Fried potato strings with rice– $0.29

Banana – $0.19

Chow Mian ~$0.96 (with 1 egg)

1 Godiva chocolate sample – Free

Total: $1.72

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