Alas, I've lost track of my self-assigned budget. Life is simply more expensive here, especially when your once existent income used to be in dollars. But you learn to make the best of it. You use a few student loans for books and groceries, and come Sunday, when your refrigerator is next to empty, you make pasta with it's remaining ingredients. This time around, it was zucchini, sausage, and spinach, with a sauce made from tomato paste, red wine vinegar, oregano, and this very delicious, very melty cream cheese, (no, nothing like Philadelphia.) And of course, a bottle of German beer to accompany my culinary adventures. Cheers, friends.