I should be eating rice and beans to save money.
Truth be told? I hate rice and beans.
I like black bean soup, and rice dishes, but really don't care too much for the two together. Maybe once or twice a week. The last pot of black beans I made had to be scraped out into the trash can--and I probably needed to put some kind of gas mask on for the removal. Rotting beans are TOXIC (and it doesn't take too much for them to go bad)!
My supermarket purchases today:
-real soy sauce (because I'm dreaming of this great pasta and veggie dish with a peanut butter teryaki sauce)
-two loaves of bread: one cinnamon/raisin, the other whole wheat
-sliced kind-of Swiss cheese
-the smallest brick of imported Cheddar cheese I could find (and TOO EXPENSIVE)
-two trays of strawberries
This gives a better insight into what I survive on, besides chocolate milk and bananas.
Give me strawberries and cheese and I am the happiest woman in the world. Add in a little balsamic vinegar (for the strawberries), crusty bread with olive oil, and a fantastic bottle of wine (mead, perhaps?) and I am jetted into another universe.
I love Brazil, but I am living in the wrong culinary paradise. I belong somewhere in Europe...