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!