For most of us in modern America, making a buck worth more than the paper you wipe your but with is little more than a pipe dream: but here are some tips you can try in spite of the liberal sabotage against the value of our currency.
Don’t buy anything that you will not use within your pay cycle. This week we have the usual potatoes that must be used, along the five oranges, a and three tomatoes. For two people a turkey roast is sufficient for four meals. With Kansa and I, it means Sunday dinner and lunch at work for two people.
Kansa and I don’t work at the same job anymore so we have to pack two separate lunches like most of America. Beyond more dishes for lunch, however, nothing has changed. I go to the library to find new ideas for meals that I can modify to fit our current needs. We have more money to put towards food due to my new job and paying off some bills, but we still try to stay with in $50.00 a week for our food budget.
I can not stress enough how important it is to stay out of debt or if you must acquire some debt make sure that you can pay it off quickly. It does not matter if you are making more money if you are still acquiring more debt than you can pay off, for you would still be no better off than before. But let’s get cooking.
After thawing the turkey in water, I pealed the potatoes to boiled them while the oven was preheating. Mean while I have some pork drippings from the night before that I added 2 cups of water too and brought to a hard boil. Than I added a dash of black pepper and 2 table spoons of flower and stirred it in quickly to avoid lumps. Once the gravy started to skin on top I lowered the flame and whores slowly to brake up the skin. The gravy will simmer the whole time the meal is cooking. Just remember to stir every now and then.
Meanwhile the oven is heated and it is time to put the turkey in. The oven is heated to 200° F and for now the Turkey is not going to be covered. I am proud of my Romonnie heritage and one of the things that it taught me was to use the same pan to cook multiple thing at one time. This saves on dishes and energy. The one thing you must remember is that the meat cooks the slowest and soft vegetables cook the fastest.
While the Turkey is cooking I pealed the oranges and minced them up with the tomatoes and a cucumber. I put it all in the mixing bowl and added a table spoon of garlic and covered it all with melted butter and honey. After blending it all into a fine paste I added a splash of red wine and blended some more. I than painted the glaze onto the turkey and put a lid on it. About 20 minutes later I flipped the bird and glazed the other side. Check the core temp it must be about 165° F before we call it done. You should reach core temp in another 10 to 15 minutes.
Mean while the Potatoes are ready to be drained and mashed. Add some salt and butter as you mash the potatoes. Turn the gravy off and Check the core temp again, if it is at 165° F turn off the oven and cut the binding net. After all no one want to eat that. The net should come easily. There you go 4 meals for 2 people for under $18.00. My wife and I eat once a day so that is 2 days for $18.00. Enjoy!
In the mean time, I am swamped with work that ranges from, narrating “The Death of Democracy,” to my job at the recycaling plant as well as putting together articles for searcherontheroad.com, in short I need help. I believe in the work and that somehow others can learn from it.
On another note:
We are putting together a documentary that shows how dependant the American economy is on human addictions. My thesis is that America shoots ourselves in the foot, every time we help some one over come an addiction. Currently we are trying to raise funding for the project, that I am calling “Trials of the Heart.”
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