YIKES! Where has everyone gone?
Funny how the blog community waxes and wanes.
Billy Pilgrim blasted off to Transfalmador.
(excuse spelling... I'm feeling lazy today.)
Who knows if he will ever return.
One had to go into deeper cover.
Everyone else seems to be off on vacations or just absent from my blog sphere.
Oh a few remain... phew!
Of course, some of that is probably me. I have been absent too and in blog world, it is easy to fall off the map when you don't post.
My life right now seems pretty dull.
Job hunting is a bitch and not very interesting.
As you know I find the new trend of applying on line to be stressful and frustrating.
I don't even want to talk about the field trip to the under employment office!
One happy thing right now is my cooking.
Ha! C4C... can you imagine that?
I have years of experience creating foods that taste good and are very cheap.
I overheard the man bragging to T that not only could I go to the grocery store with $10
and return home to whip up something
delicious, but it would last for three full meals or more.
Amazing what you can do with a chicken or pot roast and some basic veggies.
Its a good thing we have a freezer.
And we are living on the cheap.
Until we have jobs. Gotta make that money go as far as it can.
So I texted the bear and asked her what her favorite "when we were poor" meal was... she texted back
It was particularly funny since I had just told the man that I would fix those next.
The recipe comes from a time when X had just gone off to happy camp and I was left with four children to raise before I had annualized checks to get us through the summer months.
I was forced to stand in the food bank line to feed my kiddos.
At that time, the government issue food was often meat in a can. Dull, tasteless and probably not very good for you.
But, if you took the icky meat and smashed it up, then added green chili sauce,
put it in a tortilla with some cheese...
it was transformed into something delightful.
Her second choice... chili beans on spaghetti noodles instead of the usual sauce. Canned chili and pasta were also a government food bank staple.
So here is yer question today my friends...
What is your favorite cheap meal?
Randy loves "frito boats" which is chili, cheese, onions and happy peppers on fritos.
Are you one of the folk who look in the cupboard and see impossible combinations or do you see a challenge to make something different from what seems like nothing?