A Carnivore's birthday

Developing a budget here has been a challenge, because the things I assume will be expensive aren't, and the things that shouldn't be, are! It's all so confusing. For example, yesterday I had a $7 small chicken wrap and a $6 small bundle of grapes (fresh from South Africa--they were so good, and it's been a whole year since I last had grapes!) and yet I picked up Ethan's Claritin for $3. I saw some tortillas in the store the other day: $14 for 10, which is why we make our own!

But another splurge I decided was worth it was for Chad's birthday. I found a 2.3kg steak--that's just over 5 pounds!!!) for $20. What carnivore could resist??? So to celebrate birthday #34, he had a 5 pound steak with baked potatoes, rice, steamed veggies, rolls, and Duncan Heinz brownies for desert. We all shared the steak--and it still lasted for that dinner, 2 breakfasts, and 3 lunches! Who says we're suffering too much out here?


  1. Belated Happy Birthday Chad!
    The steak sounds amazing.

  2. hi my friend, you have a GREAT BLOG!!! I am a friend from Greece


    The site above is my site. Please visit me my friends of Malawi!!!

  3. Hello Chad, Miriam, Anya, Ethan, and the new little one! I found you!!! It took a few trys on google but I found you. We miss you a lot...it looks like you are having fun learning the language/culture, etc. Josh and I got married 4/25/09 and had a honeymoon baby, Nathan Paul, born 1/4/10 so I have a few more weeks of maternity leave. Email me if you get a chance. Danny and Jared send their love and miss the kids. anfigueroa@pol.net

  4. I want some!!! Happy Birthday my friend! Tell the family hello, and that we love you all so very much.

    God Bless!

  5. Happy very belated Birthday Chad! Buckeye basketball is exciting. Sweet 16 here we come.


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