A Week In Philadelphia, PA, On A $76,500 Salary

3 p.m. — I pack up my car and start the 50-minute drive to work. I stop halfway at Honeygrow to pick up a salad and stir fry I ordered ($24.79) and then run to Trader Joe’s. I usually meal prep for my on-call but we are running low on food in the house and I was on call the week before last so I’m tired of my usual meal prep. I love to cook but I prefer to cook in my own kitchen so I just eat “quick eat” meals while I’m on call. I get blueberries, mandarin oranges, peppers, cucumbers, minestrone soup, cereal, lactose-free milk, pork buns, tamales, taquitos, corn salsa, focaccia, kombucha, coconut milk yogurt, and a kale salad. I also have cornbread crisps, homemade chocolate chip cookies, tea, and fig bars I brought from home. I put my phone on ring before driving to work and pray to the on-call gods that the rain will keep the calls away. $74.42

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