$20 Grocery – August 2013

Kabir decided to make pulao (Indian rice with vegetables) and raita (yogurt with cucumbers and tomatoes) for our $20 dinner on Friday. This time, he had to provide dinner for 4 adults and 2 kids. So, we went shopping to Kroger!

He bought basmati rice, a bag of frozen vegetables, cucumbers, onion, tomato, yogurt, and peaches. He had $5.66 as change. So, we decided to go to Baskin Robbins and get a tub of cookies and cream ice cream for $5.46. At the end, he had $0.11 as saving. He plans to serve this ice cream as dessert for the $20 dinner for the month of September too! Adding previous savings, he has $15.27. I wonder what should we do with his savings. I am not sure.

At home, he added some oil and cumin seeds to our rice cooker. Then he added calculated amount of rice, frozen vegetables, water and salt and let it cook. Then he made raita by mixing yogurt, cucumbers, onion, tomato and salt. He made salad with the left over cucumber and tomato. His grandmother helped him. Our supper was ready in 30 minutes!

For those who are unfamiliar with this project, here’s the explanation. We started this once-a-month project where I give him $20 and he provides us dinner within that. It involves planning, listing ingredients, calculations, cooking, etc. So, this is a project where we try to use maths in practical life.

We enjoyed our dinner thoroughly as always!

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