We finally had our friend, Dave, over for dinner. I was about nervous having him over because I wanted to make sure that I would still get enough to eat. Fortunately, I did. He said he was surprised by the portion we were able to feed him. We had a typical dinner of bean, rice, and potato burritos. That was one of the least expensive meals we could make and still afford for all of us to eat. I do, however, feel that I need to clarify that when we say burrito, it is really like a taco or taco sized burrito. These are not huge, Rico’s-sized-can-feed-you-for-two-days burritos.
As we calculated our costs, it was exciting when we realized that we could afford to have cookies. Laughter came into our mostly serious conversation as we recounted for Dave the Great Cookie War of 2008. I still think I was right.
Having company for dinner made me think about how much food plays a role in social gatherings. A couple times I have turned down offers to go out for coffee with friends of mine. I realize that I could go for the conversation, but I would have felt awkward staring longingly at their cups. Last night at the lecture there was a reception before and a reception afterwards, both had food and drinks. In the reception afterwards there were plates piled high with fancy food items. It was more than just appetizers, it looked like enough food for everyone to have a full meal. We did not stick around.
Counting down the days,
Breakfast: Oatmeal – $0.05 (less than a cup cooked – Christopher only)
Lunch: 1 Bowl of Southwestern Soup – $0.18
Dinner: 2 Bean, potato, & Rice Burritos – $0.39 ( Beans – $0.07, potato – $0.10, Rice -$0.14, Tortillas – $0.08)
Dessert: 1 Peanut butter cookie – $0.06, 1/4 cup Tang – $0.02 (Dave only)
Christopher Total: $1.00 ($0.23 portion of Dave’s total)
Kerri Total: $0.99 ($0.24 portion of Dave’s total)
Donation Total: $717
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