Sandi Thai food is one of my favorites but we have to drive a very long distance to find one in our area. I like to cook at home and use Mekhala organic yellow curry paste from Amazon. It is made in small batches in Thailand. It is gluten free, and vegan. They were out of it for a while so I ordered another yellow curry paste and it was horrible so do not waste your money. Also I buy an organic coconut cream powder from Amazon instead of using canned coconut milk. I usually make my dish with chicken, onions and potatoes. A friend of mine from India said it took her a while to figure out what kind of potatoes to use for Asian cooking and she prefers red potatoes for her Indian food for absorbing the sauce so that is what I use when making my Thai yellow curry.SandiSAHM wrote: ↑Sun Dec 15, 2019 4:11 pmI'm toying with the idea of tracking $ moved to savings (beyond what's automatically done toward investing; this would be $ moved from what's deemed "spendable" (discretionary + what's budgeted for bills) income) per pay period rather than days of spending or not.
Ah.... maybe % of overall income that was marked as spendable that got moved to savings.... because while DH's income is steady, mine varies and $X this pay period may not even be around next pay period (it varies pretty wildly when I take any time off or there's a holiday), so "% of...." seems like a better metric, straight $ might make it seem like I'm slacking... particularly the pay period that involves 2 holidays and a week of being on the road. Not a lot coming in that period.
Maybe I'll track all of it, LOL, and see if there's some correlation.
Went to Lowe's today, but it was stuff for the console so I don't mind so much
5 for 15...33.33% and it's my fault because I split the grocery shopping over two days. My back couldn't handle all of it at once - and that was with DH as backup (BACK up, LOL), just the walking was enough to mess me up.
Yeah, I need a different indicator than # of days.
OH MY GRACIOUS we went out to dinner last night (also my bad, he'd been wanting to take me to a specific place since 2017 and I'd put it off because the dish that made him think of me was a soup, and last night I was finally could enough but too gimped up to cook so I told him, it's time)... YELLOW CURRY WITH TOFU at KEO is AMAZING. Vegan, gluten-free.
Now I have to figure out how to make THAT!! I'm pretty sure I could live off that. Without the brown rice, though - carbs.
The Thai yellow curry paste jar has a recipe for a mushroom and tofu dish. Basically it is 1 block of firm tofu cubed, mushrooms (amount not stated) and 400 ml of coconut milk Use 1/2 of jar of the Thai yellow curry paste and cook for 10 min. The jar is small 3.53 oz. I usually am only cooking for myself so just use about a generous teaspoon and put the jar in the freezer for next time. I would imagine you would just have to increase the liquid to make the dish more soup like. If I have any in the house I do sprinkle the dish with some cilantro for taste and color.
I love Asian foods of all kind and it is hard to decide which is my favorite. I have dishes from each country that are my favorites.
Good luck on figuring out how you want to monitor your expenses.
Also good luck with your spinal Drs eval tomorrow.