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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Gubmint Cheez

As some of you may know, I moved back in w/ my parents in Sept '07 as a result of a severe financial crisis. Last summer, the 'rents moved up to the Adirondacks, leaving me blissfully alone. SexyBeast and I were still in that courtship phase and I was spending my carefully saved money like a drunken sailor. Needless to say, I had negative monies come autumn.

In an effort to tighten my belt, I decided to check out this program dealie that Food Pantries of the Capital District puts on called Extra Helpings. I get meats and some fruit and veg for CHEAP. And it's quality shit too! And best of all there's no age or income limit. In June, I got a a pound of pork tenderloins wrapped in bacon, 2 lbs of breaded chicken bits, a pound of ground beef, 3 lbs of Italian link sausage (hee it looked penisy!), a pint of fresh blueberries and grape tomatoes. I'm still working on the sausage, 3 lbs is an ass ton of meat. I'm not someone who generally enjoys breaded chicken tenders but the breading is nice and light. All for the low low price of 20 bucks.

Last month, I got a box of broccoli and cheddar stuffed chicken breasts, a pound of burgers, 4 lbs of chicken wings, chopped sirloin ( in which I made the most divine low fat steak sangwitches), celery and baby carrots and the bonus special of the month, for an extra 10 bucks, 2 lbs of bay scallops. Unfortunately, the scallops came frozen and even more unfortunate, bay scallops do not taste like sea scallops and ended up giving my special homemade curry noodle scallops to my pops and SexyBeast. A lesson learned.

Next month, I didn't like the big box of specials, but I am getting 10 lbs of pork ribs.

Barbecue at my house!


Anonymous said...

i am a social security bum

i'm very ashamed about it

hey phair, who is your avatar?

Cheeks said...

Ooooh, that does sound like a great deal. And yummy, yummy - ribs is goooooooooood!

phairhead said...

Eternal: that's my beautiful visage w/ my Hello Kitty sleep mask on : ) you can call me Sue. that's my real name

Cheeks: livin' the dream : )

Dijea said...

I decided it was just cheaper (and less fatening) to give up meat, but damn if a BBQ doesn't sound good.

phairhead said...

dijea, it can still be fattening eating vegetarian

Dijea said...

Completely agree, but I'm following the Eat for your Blood Type diet (loosely) and I've lost 15 lbs. It says I store red meat as fat.

I don't care if its mumbo jumbo or not. 15 lbs off my frame is great!

Anonymous said...

so you're getting cheap food that's meant for people who really need it most all while you're living off mommy and daddy? and then you're bragging about it on your blog?

Lydia said...

Ooh! You got yourself an anon-hater. Awesome!!

Out here, you can sign up for a program where you pay a certain amount each month and local farmers will give you a box full of fresh fruit & veg. Not cheap like gubmin cheez, but pretty damn awesome.

phairhead said...

lyds, that so cool. one way the west coast has it all over the east.