July Food Stamp Challenge — Day 24, Garage Sale Food

by Katy on July 24, 2011 · 10 comments


Eggs from Lise, my garage sale buddy and egg dealer.

Today is day 24 of the July Food Stamp Challenge, and more importantly, it’s day two of our garage sale. The weather is dry and mild, the customers are fewer than yesterday but still steady and I am $240 richer than I was on the 23rd.

I wanted to make sure to have a plan for how we were to eat yesterday, so I saved up a $20 pizza coupon, ate a big breakfast and kept a refillable water bottle at my side.

But of course, all plans need to include the ability for change, which is why I made room for:

  • Six lovely eggs from my friend Lise. (Her chickens, not herself)
  • Five delicious and freshly made pork tamales, bought from a Mexican woman who walked by the house pulling a cooler full of deliciousness.
  • A box of Grand Central pastries brought by my mother.

I tell ya, this eating cheaply thing is killing me.

Katy Wolk-Stanley

“Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without”

Umm . . . yum!

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Tina (Tightwad Mom) July 24, 2011 at 9:32 am

Homegrown eggs cooking in a cast iron skillet………priceless!


Trish July 24, 2011 at 1:28 pm

someone walked by your house with freshly made tamales? what sort of paradise do you live in?


Katy July 24, 2011 at 5:42 pm

It was paradise. If only they’d been brought by a young Cary Grant.



Jessica July 24, 2011 at 7:29 pm

Love home raised chicken eggs, can’t eat the ones from the store anymore! Also jealous of your tamales and good yard sale proceeds. Ours is next weekend and we are hoping to get our new couch fund started.


hydra July 24, 2011 at 8:35 pm

The tamale lady is so awesome. I haven’t seen her up here lately (NoPo), but I’m hoping I will soon. They’re an great price, and delicious. I think it’s the same lady too – she just goes all around town!


Katy July 24, 2011 at 10:14 pm

5 for $5. They were pretty small, but worth every penny.



Jackie S July 25, 2011 at 3:49 am

I dont know how youre doing it! have you noticed any weight loss from eating cheaper?


Katy July 25, 2011 at 9:27 am

Sadly, no. I am really good at finding good deals on ice cream. 😉



jana July 25, 2011 at 4:51 am

What a great day! $240 made plus free food? You can’t beat that!

I’ve also found that since we’ve started our food stamp challenge, delicious and free food has been finding its way onto our plates. It’s like some sort of cosmic diner.


Katy July 25, 2011 at 9:21 am

Me too!



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