When I first thought about coming to Italy, one of the considerations was the cost of food and restaurants. How expensive was it going to be?
Having a kitchen was an expected thing, but for someone like me who is kitchen challenged, I was a little nervous on how it was all going to happen.
I learned about the market on Wednesdays, and how inexpensive everything was. A full bag of groceries – 4 potatoes, 8 zucchini, 2 red peppers, 2 small onions, 3 large spinach bunches, and about 8 cups of full green beans was about 3EU. This was enough for me to have dinners for the week.
I brought with me some Body by Vi protein powder which I have twice a day, breakfast and lunch, so I don’t have to think about it. I bought some cooking cocoa for about 1EU, and I have nescafe for my morning coffee, so I make a mocha shake with ice for lunch. So so yummy. And refreshing!
I have a gas stove hooked up to a tank. I have never used a gas stove before, so did not realize the height of the flame is important. Well it is. Combine that with a pot that is too small for the burner, and can you guess what happened to the handles of the pot? I have to buy a new pot.
In addition to the protein shakes I have for breakfast and lunch, sometimes I will have a small snack of Crustinis, cream cheese and jam. If I have run out of veggies, this becomes my dinner. Believe it or not it is very filling.
Dinner can be inexpensive at the restaurant if you have a panini or a pizza. The pizza here is sublime with a thin thin crust and yummy cheese and veggies on top. These will run you between 4EU to 6EU. When I get a pic of the Spinach pizza, I will post it up. So yummy.