Learning to Live with Independence, Thrift and Health

 Many of the choices you'll see in this five week experiment are made to increase your health and enjoyment and doing so while saving your money for other choices.  Learn to be independent from the pressures of advertising and social groups by making solid, rational decisions about your health and spending.  Stay with it and possibly learn some new patterns that will stay with you for the rest of your life.

Week Two Make Ahead Items

Cheesy Egg Squares


enough for two breakfasts.  Store in a jar, reheat in the skillet or Microwave.

Bake all of the Bacon.

This is enough for each meal on the menu... if you don't graze...

Cowboy  Cookies

Divide your 2-1/4 lbs of hamburger

into 4 patties and a 1 lb lump for the freezer.  Two of the four patties are for this week.  Freeze the other two patties for later on. Learning to buy in quantity and using it according to a plan will save you tremendous amounts of time and money.  You'll eat better, save volumes of packaging trash and have money left over for the things you really want to do.

Freeze 2 of the Hamburger buns and save for Week 5



Two Breakfasts

Two Breakfasts

Two Breakfasts

  • Homemade oatmeal topped with nuts and brown sugar, milk
  • 1 egg cooked how you like it.

One Breakfast

  • Toast and
  • 1 egg


Four Lunches

  • 1 Cheesy Egg Square
  • Apple Slices

Two Lunches

  • Green salad

Using your salad mix with 1 slice of chopped bacon, cut up sweet peppers and shredded cheese.  Simple Vinaigrette in a separate container if you're on the move.

One Lunch

Lunch at home:

  • Grilled Cheese and Bacon Sandwich using one slice of bacon.
  • Green salad with vinaigrette


Two Dinners

  • Hamburger patty on a bun with pickles, lettuce, tomato slices, mayo, mustard and ketchup.
  • Oven Fries

Cook the potatoes the same as any roasted vegetable. Here are 46 seconds on cutting a potato into fries...without going to the emergency room!

Two Dinners

  • Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato Sandwich on a toasted hamburger bun.
  • Carrot Sticks for some nice crunch

Two Dinners

One Dinner

  • Start by sauteing one onion in 3 Tbs of oil in a skillet over medium heat. A few seconds on chopping an onion.  Add bits and pieces of leftover veggies.   Saute together.  Beat one egg and add to sauteed veggie mix and scramble.
  • Serve on toast
  • Green salad with vinaigrette.

Treat of the Week

Cowboy Cookies

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