Hey all! Happy Monday morning to everybody! Gorgeous blue skies here in Chester County, PA. Perfect for hanging some wash on the line. Only problem is that the washing machine is making some ridiculous noises (think of a car engine in trouble, going “puh-huh, puh-huh, puh-huh”…), so now it’s a matter of finding out if it’s something fatal, or just a 24-hour appliance bug. So far, clothes are still coming out clean. Keep your fingers crossed (and your ears plugged).

The fabulous comments from fellow bloggers & Facebook friends are still coming fast, furious, and outrageously funny!! By far, the biggest comment is the concern that a diet based on so little fresh food isn’t exactly doing a frugalista good. True enough, however, I’m managing sodium intake by limiting the serving size of the highest-sodium dishes (primarily anything made by Chef Boyardee), and I’m also getting 5+ servings of fruits & veggies every day (granted, they’re all canned).

Today, in honor of those fab frugal friends still concerned with my sodium-soaked welfare, these food choices are for you!

The menu for Day 7 is as follows:

Breakfast – coffee, two eggs = .23

Lunch – tuna, a side of green beans
Cost (two cans @ .05 each) = .10

Daytime Snack – Can of Dole Pineapple.
Cost = .05

Dinner – time for another soup recipe, I think. Let’s try a can of organic chicken broth, add some pinto beans, corn, and peas, along with pepper, oregano, basil. I’ll let you know how it turns out!
Cost = 4 cans @ .05 each = .20

Nighttime (blogging) snack – my beloved Dagoba organic chocolate bar.
Cost: .15

Total estimated cost of food for today: $0.73.

Keep sending in your thoughts, ideas & suggestions!
Have a great Monday, everybody! K