Friday, June 3, 2011

Dollar Store Cooking Vol. 1 - Pasta Salad

I've been thinking about trying this experiment for a while, so here's the first attempt.
RULES:
1. Everything must be purchased from the dollar store or listed as a cheat.
2. Leftovers (stuff you didn't use) can be used later.
3. Cost = Items Purchased + Cheats - Leftovers



Items purchased:
1. Mini cucumbers
2. Roma tomatoes
3. Bell peppers
4. Green onions
5. Sliced turkey
6. Asparagus salad
7. Black olives
8&9 Pasta Salad mix.

Cheats = Salt, crushed red pepper, a little bit of italian dressing.



Nom-alicious!



Leftovers:
1/2 of the cucumbers
1/2 of the tomatoes
2/3 of the peppers
3/4 of the onions

Bottom line:
Items purchased ~ 9.00
+ cheats ~ 0.10
- leftovers ~ 2.41
Total = 6.69

Fed 6 = $1.13 per serving.

I should have bought a box of saltines!

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

You're doing it wrong!




Thanks Stingray.

You made my day.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

The "Spanglish" Sandwich

If you haven't seen the movie.
Adam Sandler plays a chef. He makes the ultimate "chef at home" sandwich.

I started with thick sliced bacon. I like to cook bacon in the oven on a baking sheet.
More even cooking. Better grease control.

I found a loaf of wheat french bread which I sliced into long diagonal cuts.
I toasted them in a bit of the bacon grease.


Then comes the bacon.


If I'm ever unemployed, I can get a job as a short order cook. I know how to flip an egg. Cook the egg to over-medium/ AKA slightly runny.



Egg goes on top of bacon.


Next comes tomato. Maybe a bit a pepper and salt here.


A leaf of romaine lettuce.


A horizontal view of the finished product.


Ready for eating!

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Nap, Interrupted

I wish I could sleep that soundly

Monday, January 21, 2008

I have pissed off the internet

No one wants to talk to me today.
Sorry, internet.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Snoozing Woozle



Meet the newest member of the D4 household:
Grrr T. Wozzle