"The best way to gain weight in America is to go on food stamps."
In January of 2009 I began a Lenten experiment. I wanted to see if my husband and I could eat adequate amounts of tasty and nutritious food on a food-stamp budget. I also wanted to see what I might learn from the attempt. I recorded the experiment in fifty almost-daily posts on my blog Lively Dust. I am re-posting them here, beginning with the oldest, so you can easily read them in order of writing.