About the middle of every month my wife and I try pay off as many bills as we can. What paying a bit more than normal means is our food budget is reduced for that week. As a result we live off of our food storage. But we always eat well in spite of the fact. This week we are starting out with Lasagna. But we also need to use some of the food that is left over in the fridge and on the shelves, most of which has been given to us.
We have a can of pasta sauce that we will use to reduce cost, but I do give my readers my pasta sauce recipe in the Sauce and Gravy section of the Urb an Cook.
We have half of a white onion, an unopened box of Lasagna ribbon, a carrot, a jar of minced Garlic, and a head of cabbage.
So I sent Kansa to the store for some Basil, chicken breast, and Mozzarella cheese. While Kansa was gone I precooked the noodles and the vegetables, after dicing them all up together. Kansa spent about $18.00 on the list that I sent her for and a few other odds and ends that we needed for the house hold. While I prepped the veggies and noodles, I put the chicken in the oven for 10 minutes at 425°F, then I diced the chicken up and added it the the pasta sauce with 2 cups of shredded Mots. The oven stays on.
Now I lay out the ribbon noodles over the bottom of a pre-oiled 2.5 inch half hotel pan. After all I am only feeding two people. The time has now come to lay down the precooked mix of diced cabbage, basil, onion, carrot, and orange bell pepper with minced garlic. Then you spread the pasta sauce with the cheese and chicken mixed in, over the veggies. Now lay your next layer and repeat twice. The final layer is only covered in sauce with a thick layer of cheese. Put a lid on the pan for the first 15 minutes in the oven and then remove the lid for the last five minutes.
Kansa and I got 6 meals out of it for the two of us. Think about is 12 meals out of $18.00, who can beat that. Kansa and I have learned to eat in moderation and as a result we save money and feel a lot healthier. We both make minimum wage, we are both disabled and yet we take no help from any government parasitic agency. I am a Vet but you will never see me going to the VA for anything. It is time people realized that the sad reality is that America punishes those of us who want to work by steeling our taxes and rewards those who refuse to work by giving them what has been stolen from us. The system is broken and the only way to fix it is to reclaim our independence. No American can claim to be independent as they swipe an EBT card at the checkout line. This week I have just proven that two people can eat well on $18.00. Can someone please tell me how to justify the Welfare system now!
It is my hope and prayer that before I see my end; I will see the Americans realize that there is no such thing as the haves and the havenots. The reality is that those who think of themselves as the havenots don’t want to put in the effort to get to were they say they want to be. I can’t tell you how many times I have heard statements like, “not everyone is cut out to be a business owner, I don’t want to have to work that hard.” Well the same people who talk like that are more than happy to use the government to steel from the working class. If change is not on the wind, it will be soon.
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