Breakfast (5 min): 2 egg omelette with kale, baby bella mushrooms, and onions
Dinner (10 min): asian pork stir-fry with mushrooms, carrots, broccoli, and onions
The college where I received my accounting degree did a write-up in their paper about my project. The online version plus comments is here, and the paper version is here. Although it was not intended to be humorous, I laughed so hard when I spotted a typo in the paper version. Printed at the bottom of the paper version is a pictorial breakdown of one day’s menu. As readers know, every morning I start with eggs and usually a leafy item. Often I will sautee the leafy tops of beets, which somehow got transmitted to the paper as “wilted beef tips.” Working on my highschool’s yearbook team, I understand how difficult it is to catch all typos. I am not trying to diss them, the error struck me as funny because it was so unexpected. I think it also does a good job highlighting how out of touch we are with food – especially while we are growing up, attending college, or are college-age.
I realized while reading a comment below the article’s web version that I did not make it clear to the interviewer that I am not living solely on EBT, rather the budget of someone who uses EBT. Why does this make a difference? Well, the latter accounts for extra money spent out-of-pocket, meaning there are no restrictions placed on those purchases. I can buy farmers market produce with that money, but not with EBT. Therefore, the article’s pie chart showing $12.88 of “whatever she wants” food makes it look like I am purposely cutting corners — oops. I guess even with my bolding people are not inclined to read the explanation of my project under the Setup tab. “Ohhh, so that’s why she randomly bolds…” I fixed it so it is clearer.