Monday, January 12, 2009

Dinner: Monday, January 12

Chicken Pot Pie with Butter Biscuit Topping
Side Salad
Total Cost: $4.75

This is a meal I can make in my sleep. Nudge me if I dose off during this post: two cans of cream of fill-in-the-blank soup, a bag of frozen vegetables, 2 cups diced chicken (cooked), a batch of homemade biscuit dough--I know the canned biscuits are cheaper, but I'm telling you--LISTEN!-- poverty doesn't mean nasty food. (Oh boy, here she goes...)

Poverty eats well in America! Poverty doesn't choke down little microwaved TV dinners with a spork. Poverty doesn't serve Spaghettios on weeknights and Vienna Sausage for Sunday dinner. Poverty doesn't clip stupid coupons for a six pack of overpriced, overprocessed, kid-targeted snacks. Poverty thinks smart. Poverty plans ahead and shops the fresh fruits, vegetables, meats and grains. Poverty plans meals around sales. Poverty sees that beef is cheaper than chicken this week, and poverty buys beef.

Now, make a simple side salad to accompany tonight's meal of comfort food bliss. Then, place your homemade biscuit dough on top of the soup, veggies, and chicken. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. If you have cheese in the freezer, sprinkle that on top.

Poverty does that, too.

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