SNAP Challenge – Day 6 | A busy day…The Challenge was a loss.

The “loss” wasn’t calculated, it just happened that this weekend, particularly on Saturday, there were plans already in place where I would not be eating at home.

The day began with carrots and hot water for breakfast.  Thankfully, I had a huge lunch compliments of Momma Rockstar‘s mother’s annual ladies Christmas lunch and followed up with yummy noshes at  @SingleGalNYC‘s holiday dinner.

My Saturday went like this:

  • Up before 8 a.m.
    Menu:  I began my day with carrots and hot water.
  • In the dentist’s chair at 10:00 a.m.
  • Back at home by 11:45 a.m.  Prepared to attend the ladies Christmas lunch.  Wardrobe change.
  • 12:30 p.m. pick up by Momma Rockstar and her dad, who acted as chauffeur to the ladies lunch.
  • 1:15 p.m. arrive at “Mom’s” Christmas lunch
    Menu:  It was huge — and it was free.  What didn’t I have?  I started with bruschetta, had pasta — two different kinds, shrimp scampi and one canoli.
  • Back at home by 6:30 p.m. Prepared to attend @SingleGalNYC’s holiday get-together.  Wardrobe change.
  • 7:30 p.m. depart for @SingleGalNYC’s pad.
  • 8:30 p.m. arrive at SingleGalNYC’s.
    Menu:  Several mini quiches, a tablespoon of pasta, but mostly, a “liquid” dinner of pisco sours.  O__o
  • Depart from @SingleGalNYC at 11:50 p.m.
  • Home sweet home at 1:00 a.m. full from the day’s food and drinks.

Final Thought:  “Mom’s” Christmas lunch was fun and delicious — and it made me really miss having all the foods I love.  Having all the things I had to sacrifice like fresh vegetables, pasta and desserts made me overly excited to have a meal.  I say this, but I am again completely aware that for many, they eat based on what they have and what they can afford, and if that means eating the same thing every day, that’s what they to do.  $30.00 doesn’t go very far and that’s a real reality check.


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