$10 a day – Finally some success! Also, millet.Posted: February 22, 2012
I finally succeeded in spending $10 or less at the grocery store. Monday’s trip was such a disaster that I may never show you that receipt. I can tell you my downfalls, though: Cheese, meat, and gluten-free hot dog buns (even though they were on sale for $3). Ugh.
Today was a different story – probably because I already had the cheese! Ha. Anyway, I got some basic things at Sunflower, a great bag of Udi’s GF granola that was on clearance for $2, and I used a coupon on a bag of $1.99 puffed millet, making it $.99. The photo doesn’t show it, but the total was $9.93.
So… what is one to do with a huge bag of puffed millet? My original idea was to use it in some kind of homemade granola bar. I have never succeeded in making a homemade granola bar that actually has the taste and texture of a store-bought one. They always taste good, but they fall apart immediately and revert back to granola. BUT I never had millet before, so I as I prepared to Try An Actual Recipe Rather Than Making It Up And Then Getting Mad, I was pretty sure puffed millet was going to fix all my problems. (Spoiler: It didn’t fix anything! Gah!)
However, according to the package millet is a complete protein. “So it’s like eating a hamburger!” said Justin. Well, I wouldn’t go that far, but it’s a nice addition to the gluten-free grain family.