Food Confessions, Desperate Times Bring Desperate Meals
- RaleighRocker Oct 27, 2006 05:28 AM
I've been scraping for change for gas money broke all week. So broke that I've eaten XO sauce sandwhiches all week. Yes, chinese XO sauce on wheat, and oh two days I had some scallions on them. Not bad.
God bless condiments.
Mind you I am partially broke because I buy expensive condiments on whim.
So what desperate meals have you conjured up in times of need?
xo sauce if you don't know what it is: http://chinesefood.about.com/library/...
Not to further fuel your condiment habit, but have you tried Lee Kum Kee's Spicy Szechuan sauce? pretty good with plain noodles. Healthy if you add a cheap vegetable to the boiling water.
In fourth or fifth grade I didn't have a spoon to eat my vegetable soup with at school so tried bending an orange (for Halloween I think) big flat lollipop to use to at least get the veggies. I'll never forget the taste of sweet orange vegetable soup... and it's not a good memory.
Raleigh, please check out the Home Cooking Board...there's a new thread about Delicious Dollar meals and there's also one about sprucing up Top Ramen noodles. Condiments are pretty cheap as you say and so are a can of beans, usually around 59 cents and they offer great nutrition...you could add salsa to black beans for a tasty meal along with any cheese scraps you might have on hand.
Lots of gohan (steamed rice) with small quantities of anything else--such as ume and vegetable pickles. Has worked for most Asians for centuries.