Last week I was looking up the address for a health food store and found that they have recipes on their website, so I picked one to try for this week’s attempt: Tofu a la King. After all, I had a block of tofu in the freezer just waiting for a recipe like this to come along, and I’m familiar with the general idea from TV dinners I ate as a child. The recipe is relatively healthy and different from other stuff I’ve tried lately, and it can be made easily and cheaply. The thawed tofu added a hearty, stewlike texture, and the sauce was creamy and intriguingly flavored (though I’ll add the maximum amount of liquid next time).
In all, I spent less than $5 on the whole recipe, which made about four deli-sized servings. If a deli lunch like this would normally cost $6, that means I’ve saved $19 this week. Not bad!
This experiment has lasted six months now, and I’ve decided to simplify and donate to one organization per month. April’s charity will be announced in approximately three weeks, and until then, this month’s tally stands at $19 so far. What would you do with the money?