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Friday, 20 July 2012

Food Bank Diet, Part 3: The Menus

The food hamper provided at my husband’s workplace is meant to feed a family for 3-5 days.  We managed to stretch it almost 5 days:


1 Ready to serve oatmeal pack per person with hot water; Greek yogurt
Buns with thin slice of ham, cheese and lettuce; buns with peanut butter
Packaged pasta salad served on a leaf of lettuce; cold sliced ham; 2 raw zucchinis sliced with dip
½ angel food cake;
home made peanut butter cookies (1 cup peanut butter, ½ cup sugar, 1 egg); Greek yogurt

Toast with peanut butter or margarine or sliced cheese; juice box
2 cans chicken noodle soup with Ritz crackers
Noodle casserole containing 7 cut up hotdogs, ½ package of noodles, 1 can tomato paste, 1 can cream of mushroom soup, 1 stirfried zucchini & onion; packed coleslaw
Greek yogurt;
Chocolate chip cookies

Cranberry muffins (margarine, Greek yogurt, sugar, flour, 3 eggs, 2-1/2 cups cranberries) and glass of milk
Leftover noodle casserole; toast with cheese (choice of one or both)
Package potato salad; plain hot dog on bread (2 scrambled eggs for picky eater); mixed frozen vegetables; 2 cucumbers*
½ angel food cake with strawberry Greek yogurt; cookies

1 Ready to serve oatmeal pack per person with hot water; toast and margarine; raspberries*
Cooked rice with corn; hotdog on bread
Mashed potatoes (with plain Greek yogurt): stir in finely chopped and fried chicken bacon & onion; canned beans; Lettuce/cheese/carrot* salad with dip as dressing
Cranberry pudding cake; crackers with cheese or peanut butter

Homemade hash brown potatoes with onions and bacon
Rest of ham, chopped and mixed with noodles and mixed vegetables; sauteed onion and zucchini.

Chocolate chip cookies; juice box; cranberry smoothie (with yogurt and sugar)

Leftover food to carry forward: 900 gram pack pasta; ¼ jar peanut butter; 2 cans tomato paste; 600grams frozen corn; 5 lbs potatoes; 1/2 cup frozen cranberries; 7 buns; ½ loaf of bread; 6 hot dogs; 1 tub yogurt (gave away three); 2 onions; 1 clove garlic; 300g. cheese

*Additional food: raspberries from our backyard patch; carrots and cucumbers from a neighbour’s garden.

1 comment:

  1. Impressive - especially when you are feeding a family of 5 with a picky eater and a young man with a growing appetite! Congratulations on completing your challenge!