Tasty Tuesday: When you’re broke!

Peeps!

I’m here and back! I was so tired from the trip getting here to California, it was crazy, so I took a break of some sorts, and rested a little. I’m here until Thursday, so the treat you guys get this week will be I’ll be visiting some food trucks out here, sightseeing, and possibly hit a bar or two to get some speciality drinks to share! I’m excited!

What I did notice was I did no tasty tuesday! What. The. Heck?!

I’m so sorry you guys. What they don’t tell you is when you go on vacation, it’s stressful trying to get to the damn vacation. So worth it, but you get crazy ass duh brain in the process.

Alright, here we go! I dedicate this to every single person I know, who is trying to be grown up without calling mom/dad. LOL.

We flew out to my mom’s house, and I knew I had to go shopping for food. I mean you don’t go to another person’s house and eat all their food, unless they planned for it. My brother was here, but my mom is at my grandparents helping them out right now. So it’s Mellow Hulk(my younger brother) on his own. He’s a creative guy, and pretty responsible. What I didn’t know was he was on starve mode. Like for real starve mode. I’m looking like, you’re sick, no food, and why didn’t you tell me dude?

Now, I wasn’t mad at him, it was more of a) how the hell did you make it this long without food, and b)why didn’t you say anything? No worries! Common Sense Mommy is here to the rescue! Now, I remember from my days of living here, SoCal 99cent stores are awesome when you’re on a budget or broke. I also remember since they grown just about everything here, a lot of fod are cheaper then near my house.

My house: avacados, $1/each. Mom’s House: avacados, 3 for $1.

You get my point? Ok. So today’s recipe is how to stretch out food on a budget. Here’s your list.

Bag of potoates
1 whole chicken
1 bag of rice
1 box pasta
bag of salad
tomatoes
onions
1 lb strawberries
1 lb blueberries
bananas
salt
pepper
1 can diced tomatoes
Salad dressing(some balsamic or vinaigrette)

Night one: crockpot your chicken with salt, pepper, diced tomatoes, and sliced potatoes(or wrap in foil to make baked potatoes). While your letting your chicken cook, make a salad with the bag you bought, cut up HALF of the strawberries,chop one banana, and add tomatoes and blueberries, toss, and add salad dressing.

Clean up your leftovers, and store properly.

Night two: reheat some of your chicken, and make some rice. Boil the rice with the homemade broth in the chicken. If you have fresh tomaotes, chop and add those with diced oinons. Serve over the rice, with any leftover salad you have.

Night three: take a box of pasta and cook to according to directions. Any chicken you have left, take in of the bone, add the pasta with 1/2 cup of mayo or miracle whip. Stir in that with the can of diced tomatoes and 2 tbsp of the salad dressing you have.

Three nights of dinner for a young person, on a budget. You can double or triple it if you have more people or kids in involved. I bought more things to stretch out the food since I had more to work with. Need something to drink? $1 with get you 2 liters of water, and another $3 could get you drink mix ins to add to the water so you have somethikng else to drink other than plain H2O. Not glamourous, but you get what you need.

He had an sinus infection and bronchitis, so food was the furthest thing from his mind, but he still needed to eat. So here you go! Tasty Tuesday on a tight ass budget! Because when you are just starting out, or you just started a new job, you are broke, but still need to eat!

Next tuesday, I’ll have something awesome! Until next time!

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~CSM~

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