For those of you who might not know what is going on….this summer I attempted to do a 30 day survival challenge of not going to the store that only lasted 5 days. Read all about why I wanted to do this challenge here.
Day 3 journal entry – (July 10, 2013)
Nooooooooooooooo!! No No No No No! That cheese has to last us! STOP! Get away from it immediately.
These are the words I remember screaming today at my husband when he got home from work starving and took out the cheese to eat a few slices.
Yeah, cheese is my sensitive spot. You don’t eat the cheese people…not when we are on a 30 day survival challenge of not going to the stores.
We must conserve it.
I don’t know what I will use it on, but I know it will be for something. Something good. And a day when I will really want it and need it badly.
Cheese and I have a funny history together.
You know me by now, right? I am a cheapskate. I think that fact has been established. Well, when I was a brand new mom of twins my husband and I were living in Pullman, WA while the happy husband finished up his degree at WSU.
When I checked the mail one day there was a poster on the mailbox saying… “Breastfeeding Moms get paid to do a cheese survey. Cheese will be provided to you – and you will get a check for your time.”
I was like…say what? Free cheese and get paid to eat it? Count me in! So I contacted them and they only required samples of my breast milk once every couple of weeks. No biggie I thought.
I got my first bit of cheese and loved it. I found out it was really sharp cheese though and I had to eat quite a big hunk of it every day. So..it was all fine and dandy for the first week. But it got harder and harder to choke down that cheese everyday. I had to eat that cheese every day for 6 weeks. By the end of that survey I HATED sharp cheese. HATED it with a passion. It’s taken me years to get over that aversion….
So there you have it. Cheese and I have a history together.
Okay, back to the cheese my husband was getting into. Knowing we were on a survival mission..I just about lost it.
When I yelled at him about it, he just looked at me like I had officially lost my mind and nicely put the cheese away (half chuckling…). I then felt a little silly, but none the less protective about the cheese.
For today’s menu here is what we ate:
- Breakfast: Pancakes + syrup.
- Lunch: Leftover pasta noodles with parmesan cheese.
- Dinner: Hashbrowns and fried eggs with a teeny bit of cheese. Breakfast for dinner! Always a hit.
Later that night I realized we had been out of bread for a whole day now…so it was time to bake a batch of my homemade whole wheat bread. So I decided to grind up some of my stored wheat and make some bread.
They all turned out quite lovely!!
Another day down…and another 27 to go!