Day 5 – Shrimp and Rice

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Items Purchased at Safeway(?)

Prices from Safeway’s Online Shopping

  • Brown Rice (something similar to this)……………$3.99
  • Shrimp……………………………………………………$17.98
  • Salad………………………………………………………$4.09
  • Cucumber……………………………………………….$0.89/ea
  • Miscellaneous

Total Cost: $30.23

Chef: Thailand

Apologies to the millions of readers out there, but I LOST the receipt! It was actually thrown out by mistake. The worst part about this is that it was the only meal that I did not record in my notebook because the list of items purchased was too long. I only have myself to blame for being lazy and delaying this post days beyond the actual meal. At least I recorded the total cost, which is our my main objective so I did something right, right?!

As you can surmise, the shrimp was the most expensive item. Safeway’s online shopping sells them for $8.99 (Open Nature Natural Shrimp Raw Shell On – 12 Oz) or $9.99 (Wild Shell On- 12 Oz). Although, that’s at Safeway Club prices in the Oakland area. I’m assuming chef Thailand got two packs for her hungry male chefs. According to an answer on Yahoo! a 12 oz pack has 20 pieces of shrimp. I have to assume because I came home late for this meal and it was already prepared by the time I arrived, not because I lost the receipt. It’s a glorious treat walking through the front door and instantly smelling the herbs and spices of an already prepared meal.

Again, this was a fairly simple meal. It was a nice change from the heavy carb/protein meals we’ve been eating. The shrimp, salad and brown rice combo still hit all major food groups that we like to include, but it was lighter and tasted healthier. It was a nice treat to have shrimp as a meal something I don’t typically do or order. We had enough for one plate of leftovers about the size in the picture except for salad. We almost always finish our salads as they tend to get soggy and gross if kept overnight.

Chef Thailand did a good job of mixing up the meal and giving us variety, staying well under budget and preparing something tasty and healthy.

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