ANSWERS: 9
  • Just had a *samich.
    • Anoname
      meaty.
    • Linda Joy
      Not always. Pb&j, grilled cheese, egg, tomato. Oh yeah don't forget the 'wish' sandwich!
    • Linda Joy
      At least they did that right! Maybe breakfast isn't all its cracked up to be
  • Yes, my stomach is rumbling, like a far-off roll of thunder. My good lady wife is busy preparing food right now and soon my stomach will be brimming full with replenishment. I am also hungry for money, sex, power and mind-blowing, hallucinatory drugs.
    • Anoname
      I'm still trying to get past there being a Ms. Beaker.
    • beaker95
      ...and two Beakerettes, too.
    • Linda Joy
      How old are they?
    • beaker95
      47, 17 and 14.
    • Mr PantsFellDown
      hike! (oops)
    • Linda Joy
      Interesting ages all! How are you holding up?
    • Linda Joy
      Beaker, I pegged you as younger than Mr. Pants when you told me you were the same person!
  • No, but I am failing a class. : (
    • Anoname
      In my school days my parents always said that breakfast was the most important meal of the day. They never made it. They just said that.
    • Linda Joy
      Boo, Have you considered getting a tutor?
    • Linda Joy
      Anoname, did you go to school hungry? Fix your own? Or are you joking?
    • Anoname
      Serious - but I could've made breakfast any time I wanted. We all knew how to cook at a young age. I just wanted to go and get the day started.
    • Mr PantsFellDown
      We used to get left alone before school, the folks went to work early.....so I had a habit of making peanut butter toast and chocolate milk. And then I'd smoke a Marlboro (well, I was 13, and worried about the need for proper nutrition). ......We had to make ashtrays out of tin foil because we'd once been caught smoking when the parents came home unexpectedly and wanted to know why their ashtrays were all full. We assured them we wouldn't know anything about that, and possibly vandals had been in the house, but they called us liars (I resented that)(Oh it may have been true, sure, but still, conjuring up imaginative excusery is clever use of one's faculties, and I believe a child should be REWARDED for creativity). *ahem* Anyway. I'd smoke the Marlboro, using the morning's "tin foil ashtray"...and then ball it up and take it to school and throw it away there, so as not to leave any evidence that those pesky vandals had been back. ...Come to think of it, this is all may be partly to blame for my resembling a sock puppet, and the brown leathery complexion on my face...after all, smoking stunts your growth (I'm 12") (I'm not bragging. That's my height) *blink*
    • Linda Joy
      I used to love those toasted peanut butter crackers and chocolate milk Or a diet coke with a stickers bar.
    • Linda Joy
      I remember getting up getting dressed and going back to sleep at the table! At one time we went to a lady's home we called her Aunt Bee, but she wasn't my aunts. I went to stay with 3 of my 5 older sisters when I was young, and have stayed with a sister and a cousin as a teen, and one sister when I got sick in '09. At 12 I took on a parenting role for my baby brother. I got dressed n ready for school, cooked breakfast woke my brother and stepfather, got my brother fed and dressed for day care while my mother worked the night shift at a carpet factory. She'd pull in and go to sleep just before the bus picked me up for school.
  • Actually I am! I was trying to think what sounds good...
    • Anoname
      You might find some suggestions here.
    • Linda Joy
      Are you referring to the ones I made? Lol
    • Linda Joy
      Or are you referring to answer bag in general?
    • Anoname
      In general. You could even post a question asking others to suggest some choices.
    • Linda Joy
      I did that for supper once and no one answered
    • Anoname
      Oh. Well you may have posted it on a day when AB had few visiters and other questions got ahead of yours before the crowd showed up.
    • Linda Joy
      Very possible.
    • Mr PantsFellDown
      Linda, a supper that may (or may not) be interesting could be: sausage, and red cabbage (it comes in a jar, with some apple flavor added, it's lovely)..and then just have pumpernickel bread, buttered with that. Couldn't be easier. ....Another meal I like is chicken curry. Americans dont know what that is but I've watched a lot Red Dwarf, and was actually sick of hearing about "chicken curry" "chicken curry", so I looked up a recipe to at least find out why this would be such a favorite, , and it sounded good!! You kind of have to be into spicy food though (not hot, just loaded with various powdered spices) ..mm...Oh and then I do this thing where I slice apples thinly, and rings of onion, and layer these on top of sauerkraut in a baking dish, and pour a sauce over it and put sausages on top, and bake it together. That's great (I put caraway seeds in it and such....but you could just get some caraway seed rye,which might be a better idea because you may want some bread and butter. ....Sloppy Joes are quick and bring back the warm fuzzies of being a child in your socks, on the couch, having chocolate milk with dinner.. --- OOh!~ AMERICAN CHOP SUEY!! My god, I used to love that in grade school! It has to be done right...and served with green beans and french bread+butter (and the chocolate milk)(hmm..that beverage seems to recur)... ------ Oh also I found a recipe for "cheeseburger pie" on a Bisquick box.. ----- And when I can afford it, I love to make cheese souffle and boil a cauliflower, make potatoes and some kind of good meat (roast beef). ---- Also, for deserts: make your own chocolate pie (buy a chocolate graham cracker crust, and make chocolate pudding, and top it with whipped cream and real chocolate slivers (you can make a banana cream pie similarly (I call these "Gilligans Island Pies)(I never have successfully made the pineapple cream pie though or coconut...Gilligan keeps eating those before I get a slice :{ (j/k) (you hope)..... I also used to make blueberry muffins from an old recipe that was less sweet than today's standards, used a little more milk, and some vanilla extract (man those were good!)... There's also Apple Betty, Peach Betty....which is really just home made pastry, fruit and sugar, with whipped cream, served hot out of the oven (oh my!) ....... What about Shepherd's Pie? (American version: with corn and no real sauce, meh/ or English: with tomato soup, onion, french green bean, yes!) ..... Oh and I once made something amazing with ziti and fresh mushroom and zuchini and chicken and peppers, onions, and more all cut up into it.....Cooked right, wow. Mouth watering. (Gotta have the french bread and butter with that (and iced tea, or water (not chocolate milk this time! lol) ---- OR...real old fashioned beef stroganoff is nice. --- And lastly (this one is labor intensive) homemade deep dish pizza (Swedish style..it's less like a pizza, more like a pie)..with homemade apple pie for desert. ...I do have detailed recipes on request. But I dont think it's as if I'm a great cook. I just pay careful attention to the details, and the planning, so everything's cooked not too much, not too little, and it was all timed well. That seems to be the key to a tasty meal. (well, except for now, when the key to good dinner for me has become having the numbers handy, of the food delivery places nearby (pizza, fish n chips, chinese, mexican).
    • Linda Joy
      Wow! You knew I wouldn't be able to resist that pie! *Blink blink * runs away
    • Linda Joy
      No sauerkraut for me, thank you. Though it is very good for you I'm just not a big fan of sour without the sweet. Lots of good ideas here. Than you.
    • Linda Joy
      I don't know if I like pumpernicke bread.
    • Linda Joy
      Sweet or unsweetened tea? I don't drink tea anymore. I usually have water sometimes flavored with a drink mix, usually raspberry lemonade, or fruit punch.
  • Just had some coconut yogurt.
    • Anoname
      Yogurt is wrong enough, but coconut flavored. GROSS.
    • Linda Joy
      Yogurt is good and good for you, but I don't recall seeing coconut yogurt.
  • yes, gona make grilled cheese sandwiches
    • Anoname
      Simple sandwichs satisfies sustinctly.
    • Linda Joy
      And grilled cheese is good! I think I'll go make one!
  • Kind of
    • Anoname
      What would Death's Daughter have for a snack?
  • Yes. But doing anything about it will require cooking. :(
    • Linda Joy
      Haven't you heard about that individually wrapped fast food called fruit?
    • Linda Joy
      You could always just make a sandwich
    • Anoname
      Or go out to eat. Let someone else do the cooking.
    • Mr PantsFellDown
      Amen to that!
  • No will not eat till Sunday. Because I can only afford 4 meals a week
    • Linda Joy
      Are you being facetious or do you need some suggestions?
    • ARTICFOX700
      Dead Truth, suggestions on how to get some money to get a meal a day would help, but i am not joking on that answer.
    • Anoname
      BEEN THERE - RECENTLY ! I once was so poor I had only 50 cent left to my name, my car was busted so I only had tennis shoe transportation. I was going to spend my last 50 cent on a newspaper to check out the employment section when things finally turned around. Hang in there. Hopefully you won't get that far down.
    • Mr PantsFellDown
      ArticFox.... statistically people with little money tend to buy food in boxes and cans, because fresh fruit, vegetables and meat COST MORE. But the cheapest meals I know are (somewhat gross, but will "fill your belly".....spaghetti and meatballs in a can (find a discount store, do NOT go to the supermarket! You should be able to get that can of spaghetti for 70 cents, not 2 bucks). At that same store you will find baked beans for 65 cents a can (they haven't got much for sauce and are nowhere near as delicious as the 2 dollar baked beans, BUT...if you gotta stretch the budget, get it done..buy a can of cheap baked beans, and a pack of "BAR S" HOT DOGS ($1 a pack!)....But don't buy hot dog buns ( mustard and relish and onion, okay). And get a dollar loaf of wheat bread. ..Make 4 slices of toast, and nuke 4 hot dogs, that's supper one night..the next night heat the beans and serve the remaining dogs with bread and butter. Now you've just had three nights of suppers that cost maybe 80 cents each. You can have Ramen Noodles for almost no money! You can get generic spam, boxed macaroni & cheese, and some rice....and eat that for three nights in a row (I never promised this would be yummy...just that it will "fill your belly")... Other cheap meals include a tuna sandwich with a can of generic peaches for desert. ..Cheese sandwich if you must (and without money, sadly, yes, buy the very cheap fake cheese! It's better than starving (if you can get mayo and some pepper slices to put in them, they'll taste more interesting. Thyme, salt and pepper add flavor too.. Toasting the bread helps. And I'd say Iced Tea always makes a meal better, but I know the mix is costly, so...do the best you can, water will suffice if it must ...just make sure you eat every night! And buy multi-vitamins no matter what you have to do to get that done, do so. Take one each morning! [TIP: Wal-Mart generics are cheapest...but get the womens 'one dailies', they're identical to men's vitamins but have extra calcium added: FOR FREE ;) ]And have a slice of toast and a swallow of OJ, - don't eat just nothing. (Cereal is good too). ..For cheap lunches: that's what Ramen Noodles are for!). NOW...if you still cant afford to eat DAILY, even though you cut down to the cheapest meals known to western man, then you MUST go get the food stamps!! (oh you gotta be eligible, from the sound of it). DO THAT! .. ALSO: FOOD BANKS!!! (every town has one. Inquire. They will give you a couple or even three bags of groceries. Some will make a you a hot dinner while you're there. And yes, you can go to multiple food banks if you have to. THERE'S NO REASON TO GO WITHOUT EATING Food is easy. (You can have no home and no money and still eat. You can. Do you drink alcohol? GO to the local AA meeting and get free coffee and cookies for snack. You don't have to talk or even want to quit. Just sit and listen politely, and get the free snack. They wont mind. Tell them youre just there "to listen". And after (or before) the meeting, you can meet people who have tips about where these food banks and church suppers are. Seriously, reach out and make a connection or two. People at the bottom tend to help each other. But you do have to ask! Good luck :)
    • Linda Joy
      Wow I don't read all that so forgive me if I repeat something. Potatoes and milk are nutritionally complete. Beans, rice,oatmeal all filling and cheap PB&J sandwiches, soups and pasta, tuna and chicken are inexpensive. Check into public assistance, food banks and churches in your area
    • Linda Joy
      Cooking beans from dry is cheaper, but it takes a while so you have to plan ahead. Cornbread is cheap and goes great with beans and soups. Leftover cornbread has traditionally been used for breakfast the next day just simply by heating and putting syrup on it. Did I mention grits? They're not for everyone, but don't give up on them before you try them with bacon bits and cheese (from a Mac n cheese pack is cheaper and you can use the macaroni with spaghetti sauce or with mayo for a macaroni salad. Root veggies are cheap. Especially carrots, onions, potatoes and all good for you. Jalapenos and tomatoes you can find inexpensively. And this is the season for fresh food. Squash and zucchini will be plentiful and cheap. There are some great web sites like hillbilly housewife, the tightwad Gazette, and wellness mama. There are homemade recipes for almost everything including laundry detergent, febreeze, and makeup. Hmm, this topic may need more time and organization. But the hand to hand booklet is a great place to start. Do they have one where you live?

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