Breakfast: 2 poached eggs with a tsp. butter and a cup of coffee.
Lunch at Hobees with Herb Reiter from old VLSI days. He’s just as lively and interesting as ever. I ate one plate of salad bar for $5.25.
- The old steak from 2007 in the fridge was bad. Holita threw it out.
- I need to review and do a summary of what has transpired in the past two weeks. I haven’t really dedicated myself to eating on $1 a day but it is definitely affecting my thinking.
- I think I could make some kind of further transition in the near future.
- Holita thawed out some Tri-tip steak from 2008 that was marinated and heavily salted. We had some of that for dinner. It seemed fine but I think eating food that old is a bad idea. With nitrates, etc., it’s unknown what kinds of carcinogens might have formed.
Experiment: I decided to try cooking some thin pasta “all wheat” noodles via microwave. I did this:
- Take a nice microwave container with enough space in it for half lb. of pasta.
- Fill it half full with water.
- Add a pinch of salt. This increases the boiling point and makes it cook the pasta better.
- Microwave until the water is boiling (6 minutes for my container).
- Carefully take out the container and add half lb. of thin pasta noodles.
- Let steep for five minutes.
- Microwave for four minutes.
- Drain, add sauce, enjoy.
This worked out very nicely. I ate a small bowl because Holita was cooking the tri-tip. I did the experiment primarily for three reasons:
- I want to learn how to make more low cost food in the microwave.
- We had some extra spaghetti meat sauce from last week and it wasn’t going to last much longer.
- Holita doesn’t make much starch under the theory that we eat too much. (Why doesn’t she make Quinoa? It has very few calories!)
Dinner: Holita made the old tri-tip (it seemed fine) and some broccoli and some mixed rice. I ate some of each.