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novel frugal food tip

April 28th, 2006 at 04:38 am

Last Sunday, I made chicken goulash. At least I tried to make chicken goulash. I grabbed what I thought was sweet paprika, a lot dropped in, and I thought...oh well, its sweet, no harm done. Unfortunately for me it was hot paprika. The dish was, quite frankly, inedible. Weaponized.

G*d I hate wasting perfectly good chicken.

Bites of yogurt between bites of weaponized goulash tamed the fire a little bit so I could eat some Sunday night. Monday night I caught a break - sour cream was on special at the very grocery I pass by on my 8th Avenue walk for $1.39/pt. I got two pints, mixed one in the goulash (keeping with the ethnic theme) and put a couple of tbsps on top. That helped quite a bit, but eating it is still a challenge.

Here's where the frugal tips come in:
1.) did not waste food
2.) culinary solution was a loss leader (yippee)
3.) tasty, but there is no way I'm eating seconds or have a ton of firsts.
4.) portions I'm taking of this are appropriate for a meal of an actual adult, not an eating contest champion.

I think I'll call it the hot pepper diet.

This morning I reached high for something in front of the bathroom mirror and I caught a fleeting glimpse of...the barest definition of the top two cans of an ab six pack. Maybe I'm imagining things.

7 Responses to “novel frugal food tip”

  1. boomeyers Says:

    Way to go on not wasting! You are so creative! Keep looking for the six pack and I'm sure if you squint and tilt your head a certain way, maybe you can even glimpse a washboard....

  2. Thrifty Ray Says:

    Imagining schmagining...your workin your butt off girl...Enjoy those are an inspiration!

  3. PrincessPerky Says:

    congrats on the abs! I wish I could find mine!

    I might have to try the hot pwpper diet Smile.

  4. kashi Says:

    My massage lady swears by hot liquid form, swallowed every morning in a glass of water! Apparently it revs your metabolism. Every time I try to take it, I start hiccuping these awful habanero hiccups.

    Abs! What are those? Good job Smile

  5. contrary1 Says:

    I have actually taken similar dishes to the sink, dumped them in a colander and rinsed them off. Then, sort of started over.........

    With so many kids "cooking" with/for me over the years, we have come up with a miriad of ways to rescue something and not tell the rest of the crew. Sometimes when we get together with a few of them, these food related stories are the most fun!

    We've managed to wash off chili powder and salt that I can remember, in addition to pepper. Works pretty well....

  6. markio26 Says:

    great brainstorming... i probably would have tried to remake it into soup or a casserole... i will try the hot pepper on tacos.

  7. miclason Says:

    ...when something is too hot, mixing in some sugar helps get rid of the hot taste....

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