What’s even better than a bag of crap? A bag of cheap food of course! On my way home from signing some tutoring paperwork (I’m teaching an SAT prep course this summer), I stopped by a new Asian market. I think this one was Vietnamese. In the Bay Area we have about a bagillion Asian markets and I love checking them out.
This one had a bargain bin where I found:
- super-ripe mangoes for $0.39 each (I got 4)
- a bunch of eggplants taped together for $0.79
- a bag of lemons for $1.99
I also bought 8 kabochas. They will last me about a week. I got “shrimp rice sheets” for $1.29 (not on sale, just cheap).
I made a pad-see-ew type dish with a mish-mosh of things in the kitchen. Process:
- saute chopped turkey ham, an organic nitrate/nitrite-free beef/pork hot dog, and celery in sesame oil.
- add peanut butter, hoisin sauce, and soy sauce.
- chop and add the rice sheets.
- taste, then add fish sauce, rice vinegar, more hoisin sauce, and chili powder.
- add an egg. be sad because no more eggs to add.
- smell delicious noodles and throw fear of oil out the window. enjoy real food.
- don’t take pictures because dish is ugly.
I wasn’t going to have any but it was too good to pass up. I supplemented my bowl with a kabocha + organic ketchup + parmesan + pate. It was a weird dinner.
So far in my de-clutter box I have my old Vera Bradley purse and a bunch of books that I want to try to sell. I also have some bags of clothes that I’ve been meaning to give away, but haven’t yet. Can these count towards my 30 items? I didn’t do that well with decluttering the pantry/kitchen yesterday, but Bobby did eat a Lean Cuisine out of the freezer around midnight so I suppose that counts.
Be back later with a challenge update…
Are you a clutter-bug? What is the hardest for you to decide to give away? I tend to buy clothes on sale that I never wear. And then I don’t want to get rid of them because I didn’t get enough use out of them.