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DAY 5 TOMATO & CROUTON PASTA SALAD

December 11, 2011

This is the sort of meal peasants used to take into the fields to eat at lunch time.  Basically it still works if you are looking for something nourishing until payday.

INGREDIENTS

2 slices of bread cut into cubes (Bread bought previously)

2 mushrooms              0.50

1 tomato                        0.57

1 apple                           0.62

2 eggs  ( Bought previously)

TOTAL                       $1.69

BREAKFAST  Toast

LUNCH   1 apple

DINNER

TOMATO &  CROUTON PASTA SALAD

2 slices bread cut into cubes

1 tomato

1 cup pasta

2 mushrooms

2 eggs

2-3 tbspns balsamic dressing.

METHOD

1.  Place eggs in boiling water for 10 minutes.  Take eggs out and place in cold water.  Peel and cut into quarters.

2.  Place pasta in boiling water for 10-13 minutes.  Drain in colander.

3.   Cut tomato into quarters.

4.  Place bread cubes on a tray and place in a heated oven at 200 C for about 3 minutes.  Turn cubes and cook another few minutes until golden brown.

5.  Place all ingredients together in a bowl with balsamic dressing and toss.

Variations:  Add some baby spinach to the salad if you wish.

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