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Day 19 – 9/19/15
Today was my dad’s birthday! In Chinese culture, it is a birthday tradition to eat longevity noodles. The long noodles are meant to symbolize a long life, and eggs are typically added as an additional representation of life. The birthday boy/girl has to eat noodles on the day of the birthday, and the rest of the family usually partakes as well.
To plan my budget meal to celebrate dad’s birthday, I “saved” some of the noodles from the Chow Mian dinner week and reallocated them to today. Also, during the course of this week, I had been having 1 egg for breakfast instead of 2 on a few days, with the purpose of being able to add egg to my bowl of longevity noodles.
And it all came together quite nicely! I was really happy to be able to join my family in a birthday breakfast today without breaking my budget. Yay for planning ahead!
In other news, tons of free food goodies today. I gave the Krispy Kreme cashier my best “Ahoy, matey” and earned a free donut for National Talk Like a Pirate Day. And for my morning run-stagram (okay, it was a jog), I earned a free full-sized cold-pressed juice from Juice Press.
Noodles with 2 eggs – $0.93
Cabbage garlic stir fry with rice – $0.28
Banana – $0.19
Hong-Kong style borscht with rice – $0.63
1 Juice Press Green Juice – Free
1 Krispy Kreme Glazed Donut – Free
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