What kind of meals did you eat when you were at your poorest?

What kind of meals did you eat when you were at your poorest?

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    mud cookies

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    2 pounds of pasta every 2 or 3 weeks.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    lentils, lots and lots of lentils. I would make lentil, potato and chicken stew and eat it over the week (fridge). I knew lentils were good because they were basically beans. Chicken for the stew was 1 chicken thigh, diced. Thighs are better because they had more fat. So thats 1 thigh over a few days or so. Its ok because lentils have protein.

    spam that I would slice and freeze. 1 slice+ 1 egg + rice= 1 meal. Sometimes I made onion omelette. Also with rice.

    supplemented with cheap fruit. Gala apples 5 for $1.20. And carrots.

    I had less than $500 in the bank. Over.. months.

    The food was okay. But its the depression that really gets you. Not having money is a crushing feeling. You feel very trapped.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I would look for stores with bulk foods sections. Lentils and split peas usually seemed to be among the cheapest ingredients. If you wanted to get fancy, the 13-bean soup mix was somewhat more than double the price of plain dry black beans.

      Another tip is to use broccoli stems by peeling off the tougher outer layer and then chopping the tender inner portion for soups or stir-frys.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah, that's why I find the phrase, "money doesn't buy happiness" a load of bullshit in this day. About the same here right now.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >I find the phrase, "money doesn't buy happiness" a load of bullshit
        Over the span of time, your feelings return to baseline.
        At my darkest, I was buying a six pack and six $1 McBurgers, shoving it all in my face, then driving home and passing out for 4 hours before waking up and reliving my life.
        There were days my consumption consisted of a gallon of orange juice or an MRE or nothing due to poverty/necessity. I remember stilling in a car trying to scarf down a disgusting, outdated meal replacement bar as my meal for the day.
        Fast forward 20 years and I'm a millionaire. I still feel the same. Same sentiment. Same emptiness. I'd rather be 20 than 40. Today I had 2 hot dogs I warmed up slathered with mustard, jalapenos, and sauerkraut. I forgot I woke up sick with a clogged nose and had cracked my lips/outer cheeks. Jalapenos ripped that to shreds.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          not to get judgmental but it sounds like youre just fricked up for life from being poor. i've never been poor and i'm happy as a clam

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I'm struggling more with having wasted the best years of my life in an indoctrination camp, then working a pointless job while trying to work through deprogramming my indoctrination and am left an empty husk of thinking
            >the whole world is a scam and everything is fake and gay

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      why do you type like that? shouldve just went to the MAID center.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Ew, chicken does not sit over the course of a week. Especially if you're reheating it each time you go to make a bowl.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >onion omelette
      based, onion omelette is tasty as frick

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I once had a coca-cola for dinner after not eating for more than a day

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Peanut butter pickle sammiches. Bologna. Eggs. Taters. Rice. Frozen chicken breasts. Lots of pasta

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Rice and beans, pretty much every meal, except breakfast which was oatmeal. Maybe it's trite but it really is the best way to keep body and soul together.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      absurd how I feel so much healthier just eating rice and beans with maybe some ground beef every night (for a really lazy chili) than eating anything else

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      absurd how I feel so much healthier just eating rice and beans with maybe some ground beef every night (for a really lazy chili) than eating anything else

      Lentil curry with rice
      Chickpeas curry with rice
      Chicken thigh & leg baked with wedges cut potatoes
      Rice & beans
      Frozen chicken burger pucks with rice or frozen potato wedges
      99 cent Tesco frozen pizzas with hot sauce

      Black beans and rice. I put beef bullion in the water to make beef broth and either add diced red chilli peppers or red chilli and minced garlic sauce before adding the beans and rice to cook.

      It's quite good. Will definitely try out other things to add to it in the future.

      This whole world was made by Satan, except for rice and beans, which were made by the real God. They are the one thing protecting humanity from complete and utter destitution and chaos.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    look at this fancy frick showing off his ice. when I was poor I ate bowls of steam, and it was cold steam, too.

    but mostly, I bought the big, cheap bags of flour, rice, and lentils and beans from indopak groceries and ate like a king for pennies on the dollar.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      oh you had bowls, did you? we DREAMED of bowls. but we made do, eating freezing week-old fog with our bare hands, and finishing it off with two finger-fulls of dirt.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >he had diet and fog
        Food and drink you say? At my poorest I existed in the vacuum of space subsisting on radiation alone. Filter feeding. Count yourself lucky.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          a whole vacuum of space all to yourself, you say? lucky.
          back in the day I had to exist atom to atom with an entire star, my very existence dependent upon the constant jostling from the plasma-heat electrons interrupting my own gradual disintegration.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      oh you had bowls, did you? we DREAMED of bowls. but we made do, eating freezing week-old fog with our bare hands, and finishing it off with two finger-fulls of dirt.

      >he had diet and fog
      Food and drink you say? At my poorest I existed in the vacuum of space subsisting on radiation alone. Filter feeding. Count yourself lucky.

      a whole vacuum of space all to yourself, you say? lucky.
      back in the day I had to exist atom to atom with an entire star, my very existence dependent upon the constant jostling from the plasma-heat electrons interrupting my own gradual disintegration.

      You guys should write for rick and morty.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Potatoes
    Vegetables
    Some kind of scrap meat and bread

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    When I didn't work and lived with my mom, she would only buy me frozen totino's pizzas and ramen noodles. It was back when totino's pizza came in a box. Or I would eat her leftover cooking such as rice/chicken or potatoes/beef.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Ever since I started working I've never been poor.
    The "poorest" meal we had at home with my alcholic mother and six siblings were childsized burger patties between two roasted bread slices.
    we also occasionally ate hotdog buns toasted in the oven with butter on.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Learn how versatile rice is. You can buy it by the 25 pound bag at an Asian market, buy a couple condiments/sauces (soy sauce, sesame oil, gochujang, etc.), and you can now make tons of different dishes by just adding egg, green onion, and either one vegetable or one meat.

      As for meat, learn to grocery shop in the mornings. Prices are always lower. Learn which cuts are more expensive, more filling, cheaper, less appetizing, etc., buy some, freeze it, and individually portion it. For example, I have individual chicken thighs in my freezer. They come out to about $1 per thigh at Walmart ($12 or so for a pack of 12), and one per meal is really all you need when you have rice and one other vegetable. You can also get ground beef pretty cheap and then portion it out in whatever amount in baggies to freeze.

      I'd also learn how to make a variety of pantry meals by just using things with a long/indefinite shelf life, like flour, sugar, baking soda, noodles, canned this or that, dry this or that, preserved this or that, etc.--learn what you like to make and keep supplies on hand. Just being able to make brownies, for example, when you're hungry late at night, can save you an expensive trip to the grocery store or fast food that you'll regret later.

      >Ever since I started working I've never been poor.
      This is a common misconception. You are freetime-poor. You might scoff at that statement, but that's only because you have npc brain. A lot of people, when they have a regular office job, have very little time or energy to reflect on life, consider their future plans, or learn, much less practice, important life skills like cooking for yourself. These people just live in arbitrary timeframes imposed by other people--your paycheck schedule, your team's "project" schedule, or even your daily schedule of just trying to get to work on time and then fit in a grocery store run before you get home.

      reported to the ATF, ADL and homeland security
      absolutely reprehensible behavior

      >ADL and homeland security
      Why repeat yourself?

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    steak, lobster, good cheeses
    because I had an EBT card
    ha ha

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Lentil curry. I can make a week's worth for like 10 bucks.

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Eggs and butter. Thats it.
    Mega-killer farts but otherwise it was great.
    Eggs are great.

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    raleqtambrobrét on toast
    pic related

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What
      the FRICK
      are you talking about? That shit's expensive.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It's literally like 45 cents a pound if you culture it at home.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          reported to the ATF, ADL and homeland security
          absolutely reprehensible behavior

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Imagine shilling this hard for big food producers. the shit literally grows itself, all you have to do is feed it.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >just make your own raleqtambrobrét bro!
              This post glows.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                That's nothing. I was never "that" poor. I learned how to make mead and would sell it, then moved on to moonshining. I charged fifty bucks for a gallon and that was twenty years ago so I graduated undergrad with zero student loan debt.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >fifty bucks for a gallon
                who ft would pay that when a 1.75L of vodka is $13
                and don't give no bullshit about it tasting better if you're talking about that fakeass surgery apple cinnamon BS because that is not moonshine.
                >t. grew up on the south side of Nantahala

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                All this from Lyonnaise Garloids...

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                you harvest them fresh right?

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Of course! Frozen garloid isn't terrible, but they're so easy to grow. They get a little smurgy if you give them chlorinated water, but that's what stills and rain water are for.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                you harvest them fresh right?

                All this from Lyonnaise Garloids...

                Reddit cringe

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                the final step is meta rebirth on Culinaly

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                You spend a lot of time there for someone with such disdain for it.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Can't buy vodka from a liquor store if you're not 21, anon.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >straw purchase
                shit when i was 16 we would have this big titty 6' foot tall blond chick buy alcohol for us, though the thing was she was only 15yo but she never once got carded by the pajeets

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                This was a college town and the cops cracked down on that really hard. Regardless, my moonshine was better than a half gallon of Taaka by any measure. You could sip it neat or on the rocks and lord knows what proof it was.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I hope that's a stock image because I would never eat raleqtambrobrét on anything whiter than black bread.

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    steamed rice with soy sauce

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Sleep for dinner baybee

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    A whole tin of corned beef with some ketchup on the side.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Holy stroke batman

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    At my lowest i went a week without food
    But my second lowest it was mostly 3$ a killo hot dogs and an egg a meal.
    I think i reduced my lifespan by at least 10 years that month

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Every two weeks I’d buy a whole uncooked chicken on sale for $3, a bag of dried pinto beans, and a block of butter. Soak the beans overnight changing the water and cook them the next day while roasting the chicken. When the beans are done dump a bunch of butter in and smash them making refried beans. Eat beans and chicken and rice (rice I’d buy like once a month). If I had the money I’d buy extras like tomato and onion, flour tortilla shells, peppers, etc. maybe $40/month?

    Did this in grad school despite having a stipend - rent was expensive but also it was good food.

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    peanut butter and jelly sandwiches

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I had hard times once and I used to make a fish curry/chilli with a tin of Pilchards (a Brit term for a large sardine) I made it with a tin of tomatoes and onions and either curry powder or chilli powder was used, served with rice, lasted about three days.

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Lentil curry with rice
    Chickpeas curry with rice
    Chicken thigh & leg baked with wedges cut potatoes
    Rice & beans
    Frozen chicken burger pucks with rice or frozen potato wedges
    99 cent Tesco frozen pizzas with hot sauce

  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    crows and squirrels

  24. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Potatoes
    Not because they were cheap, but because I was living in an apartment without access to the thermostat and my landlord kept it at 50 degrees in winter so I would have to bake potatoes to make food and heat.

  25. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    At my poorest my daily meal was two chicken leg quarters stripped of its meat, mixed into a stick of cream cheese (Great Value brand), and a bag of steamed spinach. Think the total cost came out to less than $3. It covered a good range of micro and macro nutrients but what I didn't know is that spinach is high in oxalate and it's bad for your bones to eat that much every day for a long period of time.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >It covered a good range of micro and macro nutrients
      It didnt

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Compared to other meals for $3 it did unless you count multivitamins or fortified cereal.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Comparative analysis isnt relevant when you make a definitive statement

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >"good range"
            >definitive statement
            LOL.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Yes, what's the problem

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Good is an opinion. There's nothing definitive about it, especially in the wacky world of nutrition.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                mark my words, the next big shakeup in nutrition will be that sugar is actually really good for you, but it depends on what KIND of sugar
                you will see articles espousing how eating ice cream every night actually helps prevent dementia and is full of calcium, and good sugars!
                the brain needs sugar! how did we never realize it...

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Not the way you used it. But ok

  26. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I remember when I was poor, I only had $4,000 a week to spend on food.
    It was just terrible. I don't know how people can survive in such limited conditions. I think I lost like, 6 pounds in that time.

  27. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    There were times when we had no food in the house except spaghetti noodles. We'd try to take the edge off our hunger by slowly nibbling on noodles one at a time to make them last. Having free breakfast and lunch at school was our real food. On the weekends and holidays, it was nothing but noodle nibbling.
    Typically this wouldn't late more than a week or two, then our mother would get a paycheck and buy beans, bread, and sometimes tomato paste so we could make actual spaghetti.

  28. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Sleep.

  29. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Black beans and rice. I put beef bullion in the water to make beef broth and either add diced red chilli peppers or red chilli and minced garlic sauce before adding the beans and rice to cook.

    It's quite good. Will definitely try out other things to add to it in the future.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'm probably moronic, whenever I try shit like this my beans aren't done by the time the rice is done. Yes I'm soaking them

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Are you adding anything acidic to the beans like tomato paste? This will prevent them from softening up. If not then just add those earlier I suppose. I think black beans also soften up a lot faster than kidney beans.

  30. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Boiled hot dogs at my absolute poorest. Almost went insane.
    also eat my own cum and feces, I still do but I used to too

  31. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    even if youre poor you can have some variety
    eggs, soups, pasta, beans, apples, pb sandwiches, baked potatoes
    the list goes on

  32. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    pasta with ketchup

  33. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Fried bologna sandwich.
    Pork and beans.

  34. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Caviar and cigarettes.

  35. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Bro.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        insect burgers are high in protein and kinda based THOUGH

  36. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Is being poor a normal life experience? I have never been poor in my life. Not that I'm extremely wealthy, but I came from a middle class upbringing and seamlessly started earning decent money out of college.
    Have I missed out on an essential rite of passage?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I feel like everyone should know what it's like to be poor for a month as a character building exercise. It definitely makes you appreciate what you have more and for me taught me to be more frugal overall.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You're not truly poor if you know in a month you'll no longer be poor. That's just a temporary cash flow inconvenience. Part of being poor is the uncertainty of being able to meet your basic needs over various time frames.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          On Sundays I like to put grated Cheddar cheese on my baked beans on toast. It's kind of a special Sunday treat.

  37. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    baked potatoes all day everyday my man
    and eggs
    also by some miracle you can still get those whole rotiserrie chickens for like $5 at walmart
    the discounted $1 loaves of bread that are only good for a few days
    some cheap cheese and sausage

    not too bad all things considered

  38. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    human foie gras

  39. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Egg & chips, baked beans, cheap chorizo sandwich, chips & onioins, spaghetti & tomato sauce, bread & cheese, sausage & chips, salad with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, eggs and tuna flakes.

  40. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    peanut butter

  41. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    these are $1.69 and in this economy that makes me question what I'm actually eating
    but more times than I can count

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      forgot the pic

  42. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Ketchup sandwiches
    Toast dipped in choco milk
    picrel

  43. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Rice, an onion and a glass of hot water + salt and pepper make a decent soup that will fill your stomach and you can live off pretty much forever as long as you watch your other vitimin and protein intake from time to time. Rice will feed you no matter what. Thats the only thing bugmen and muds did right

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      rice, onion, and the humble potato are truly gifts to humanity

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Rice, an onion and a glass of hot water + salt and pepper make a decent soup that will fill your stomach and you can live off pretty much forever as long as you watch your other vitimin and protein intake from time to time.
      Define time to time, because that has next to no nutrition at all

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        eat an egg every other day
        eat an apple sometimes

  44. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Free bread from the bakery, they would give me a giant bag and i would give it out to the gutter-punks and other social detritus. I would keep a champagne loaf and a cheddar loaf for me and the missus.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >gutter-punks
      I thought they were all gone but I ran into one the other day
      he asked me to buy him a spicy ramen soup and a gatorade

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I thought they all moved to Portland or Seattle.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          or Austin

  45. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's funny looking at all the posts in this thread and nobody mentions foraging when stuck for food. Now it obviously depends on climate and the amount of public fruit & nut trees in your areas. But many, many places have as much free fruit available for 3-7 months of the year. Because it's so fresh and not sprayed with anything, you can go days living on foraged fruit when funds are tight.

    We really are so far removed from our hunter-gatherer past.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Foraging implies that you're aware of a spot that no one else visits, are legally and economically able to travel to (in a city/suburb, often impossible) and actually live in a place where there is edible food to forage for. I fortunately live in a place where walnuts are available to forage maybe once a year and do so, but this statement is disingenuous. Most foraging foods are also better suited as a snack than as a full meal

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Your definition of foraging is overly specific to an autistic degree. Picking fruit off a wild tree is foraging whether it's muh sekrit spoot or not.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Your definition of foraging is overly specific to an autistic degree
          so says the one who brought up a dictionary to win an internet argument. I was moreso referring to the fact that if you don't know about it secretly, there's a 0% chance someone else already doesn't by definition.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >brought up a dictionary to win an internet argument
            It's not about "winning an argument," Mr. Projectionist, I just wanted to show that it's not just me saying your definition is overly specific and dictionaries literally exist to document the most common understanding/usage of words. Foraging has nothing to do with whether other people know about it or even whether it's legal. You can trespass on private property to illegally forage and it would still be foraging.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Not really. Foraging implies happening upon a fruit tree at the right place at the right time and eating from it. And don't worry about 'competition', it doesnt enter your average NPC's head that you can get quality fruit outside of supermarkets and actually get it for no work/minimal effort. Others seem to think foraging is dirty so wherever you go, there will be food for the taking. I once had 3 people stop and stare at me for what felt like 30 seconds when I was picking plums from a tree on a walking trail in Sweden last year. That's how alien a behaviour foraging for food has become.

        Also you dont need to know secret spots. Private garden trees overhanging pavements, public parks, walking trails, botanical gardens, etc. Food is easy to find when you are tuned in. The only bad places are mega cities/concrete jungles.

        And yes you can eat fruit as a meal rather than a snack. Other primates do it all the time. Eating a kilo of plums to get your calories used to be a thing up until the Industrial revolution. It's just people are so used to having a big bowl of pasta or rice mixed with slop, that this is now a foreign concept.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >I once had 3 people stop and stare at me for what felt like 30 seconds when I was picking plums from a tree on a walking trail in Sweden last year.
          I got these kinds of stares when I filled up a water bottle from a clear running stream while on a hike in a national park. It was the most delicious water I ever drank and everyone was staring at me and openly making comments that I would get sick from it because I wasn't testing, filtering, and purifying it with chemicals.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >The only bad places are mega cities/concrete jungles.
          Big cities are by far the best places to forage.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Maybe in the suburbs or some stretch of road with ornamental fruit trees which are half edible but IME the downtown areas of megacities (I'm talking Manhattan as an example) are not good places for foraging. Fallen fruits create a mess so many 'developed' urban jungles typically remove old fruit trees and dont plant new ones to give themselves a polished look.

            Am interested to hear what big cities you've been to where the foraging was good?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      A few people grow edible flowers in my city, but they're probably sprayed to hell and back. There are enough willows in the park system that I could probably make my own aspirin... or at least an abo'tion potion.

  46. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    chicken breast with veggies, rice, or mashed potato. i was also in the best shape of my life during this period of time.

  47. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm American, didn't go to college, stayed debt-free all my life, and moved out of my parents' house only after I had a stable job that could comfortably pay rent in a nice area and some savings as a safety net. I don't know what it's like to actually be poor.

  48. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    A lot of pasta with beenz, Pea pancakes. Ramen. Dollar store canned whatever. Fresh meat from time to time, with soups and stews made from the bones and veggie ends.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Pea pancakes.
      Tell me about this

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        do up some frozen peas in some chicken broth/bouillon until it's almost dry. Pour some batter on top (ideally some leavening and an egg, but it's fine as just flour and water). Flip. Butter if you have some. Cheap, filling, complete protein (I think), a good escape from rice and beans. They're really good with caraway.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Sounds really interesting Thanks

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Interesting's a bit of a stretch, but it's a good change of pace as far as poverty food goes.

  49. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'll crack an egg or two in to hot pasta and put a shitton of pepper after mixing it around so it kind of cooks on it when I'm SOL, it really isn't bad. Macaroni po flotsky also occurs a lot, as halfassed as that recipe is it's actually pretty good. Similarly filling and "have nothing you need to make actual recipes and no money" go to is shit on a shingle, you have to use a frickton of pepper to make the cream gravy taste right but this is a temporary consequence of poor planning and carelessness not a lifestyle so you should have that, right?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I've been dirt poor for probably a sum total of a year of my life, 4-6 weeks at a time, because of shit business/employment deals. I never missed a rent or mortgage payment, but I had to skip a few meals (and buy/sell heroin for a weekend) because it getting real close.
      I'm still not at a point where I'd say that things are stable - February's a bit of a lean time (... I mean, I'm on here, waiting to hear back from some people.) - but I'm no longer concerned about snagging enough cash over the summer to cover my house and my car. I don't HAVE to eat preserved meat and vegetables anymore... I just like salt cod, salt beef, and pickled anything.

  50. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Peanut butter tortillas and/or a sleeve of saltine crackers

  51. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    garlsomishean meatballs with lopar sauce

  52. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    poop soup crap sandwiches and butthole casserole

  53. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Its weird because when my family was at our poorest we got EBT which provided more money than we normally spent on groceries before

  54. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    at the first of the month the put last months chicken on sale so i'd buy the cheapest cut (boneless skinless chicken breast) a whole months worth and freeze it in daily portions and i'd eat it with white rice, sometimes i had soy sauce which made it a lot better other times i had some margarine and cheap garlic powder and i'd have "butter garlic" chicken

  55. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I used to buy the huge great value bags of frozen premade cheese ravioli. Bag has at least 50+ raviolis in it for no more than 13 dollars. Pair that with a $3 jar of red sauce and you're eating like Julius Caesar for a few weeks.

  56. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Plain rice with some butter.

  57. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    One time for like 3 days straight in college, I ate the offbrand frosted flakes that came in a bag. I only had a plastic fork for some reason so that's what I ate it with.

    Ive also done just rice with a shit ton of seasonings

    My first time I lived on my own I was 17, and I had this genius idea that I was going to be really smart with my money, so I bought a giant can of baked beans, and like $30 worth of Jack in the Box tacos, and convinced myself I would be able to survive on just those for like a month. The tacos went bad after a couple days and I couldn't handle any more beans after a few days.

  58. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    lentils, grilled cheese, oatmeal, cereal, toast with pb and banana, egg toast

  59. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Planchet, two hours before, had asked his master for some dinner, and he had answered him with the proverb, "Sleep is the poor man's dinner." And Planchet dined by sleeping.

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