Hey all – Hope Monday treated you well! With any luck, you had today off for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. If not, if your day was anything like mine, it FLEW. Had a fantastic time in Allentown this morning with two live spots on WFMZ’s “69 News at Sunrise”. Working with Morning Anchor Eve Tannery is always so much fun! And can I tell you guys, the kitchen set at that station is absolutely sweet. LOVE IT! Many thanks to everyone at the station for making things run so smoothly, as usual!

Okay, folks – we’re on Day 17, more than halfway thru, and today was phenomenal in that we received a record number of hits on the blog today, 10x more than usual – such fun!

Day 17 Total: $9.09, Total for Month: $157.68.
Today’s Menu:

Morning Coffee: (0.50). Going with double batches the last few days (hazelnut today), and generally blitzing thru it over the course of the day. Scary caffeine intake, but I’m getting lots done!. What was that joke Jeff Bezos once made about coffee? “In Seattle you haven’t had enough coffee until you can thread a sewing machine while it’s running!” That’s about where I’m at right now.

Breakfast: ($0.56) — Four HB eggs for the adults (two each), and the three remaining slices of leftover French toast for the kids. Super easy, everyone’s a winner.

Kids’ Lunch: ($0.99) Katie had off for the MLK holiday, so she’s at home. Went with Chef Boyardee’s no preservatives mini ravioli with meatballs (15 oz for .99)

Adults’ Lunch ($0.70): Victor brought two large apples (1# = .70) to work, along with leftover pork loin & pilaf from last night that he microwaved at work ($0.0). I had the same thing at home!

Afternoon Snack – ($1.00) Apples & bananas for little people, one pound of each.

Dinner: ($4.99) – Trying to wake up my brain a bit here – coffee will only take me so far – so I’m going with fabulous brain-friendly Santa Fe Salmon with Corn & Bean relish ($1.99). Green Beans (.50) and a salad (.50) to go with it. Kids aren’t into salmon so much yet, so I sautéed ½ pound of chicken breast ($1) and gave them corn (.50) as a side dish. Yellow cake with buttercream icing for dessert (.50). Salmon with all the trimmings for adults, chicken breast with the trimmings for the kids, and yellow cake for dessert, ALL under $5? THAT’S what I’m talkin’ about!

Evening Snack: (.35) Loving the buttery popcorn every night. It’s a special treat that I and I alone can hog. No matter what you’re watching on tv, if you’re eating hot buttery popcorn at the same time, it’s a great show.

Total for today: $9.09, total for the month is $157.68!
Have a great night, everybody! K