Poor single people eat weird things

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Re: Poor single people eat weird things

Postby reluctantsaints » Sat Jan 28, 2012 7:34 pm UTC

We ate something called Potatoes and Point.

Dad would get a big bag of potatoes, he'd bake them in whatever spices we had at the time, and we'd find a picture of something really tasty looking in one of my mom's old magazines.

We'd put the potato on the fork, point it at the picture, and pretend we were eating that.

It's the 'weird thing single people eat' because I still eat potatoes and point, even though I'm so bad at cooking that baking the potato is the only thing I can do consistently without hurting a neighbor <_<
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Re: Poor single people eat weird things

Postby Gear » Fri Feb 17, 2012 3:15 pm UTC

Deep fried feta cheese.

Surprisingly delicious.
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Re: Poor single people eat weird things

Postby roband » Fri Feb 17, 2012 5:24 pm UTC

How did I forget 'Joshages'?

Rogan Josh curry sauce, but instead of using lamb/chicken - use sausages. 16 year old me LOVED them.
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Re: Poor single people eat weird things

Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Fri Feb 17, 2012 5:27 pm UTC

Gear wrote:Deep fried feta cheese.

Surprisingly delicious.

How is that surprising? That sounds like the definition of deliciousness right there.
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Re: Poor single people eat weird things

Postby pkcommando » Fri Feb 17, 2012 5:32 pm UTC

I've made a really nice casserole:

Cook up 2 boxes of mac & cheese.
While stirring in the cheese powder, add 2 cans of diced potatoes and 1 can of Spam, diced.
Stir in buffalo wing sauce w/ bbq sauce and put into a 9x13 casserole dish, top w/ bread crumbs
Bake @ 350 for 30 minutes

That gets me through lunch and dinner (w/ a side) for a week.
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Re: Poor single people eat weird things

Postby Webzter » Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:55 pm UTC

pkcommando wrote:I've made a really nice casserole:


Thanks. I think I just figured out what I'm making for supper!
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Re: Poor single people eat weird things

Postby RollingHead » Sat Feb 18, 2012 3:49 am UTC

Gear wrote:Deep fried feta cheese.

Surprisingly delicious.

I must try this! Did you bread it first?
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Re: Poor single people eat weird things

Postby poxic » Sat Feb 18, 2012 3:56 am UTC

Saganaki around here is breaded and pan-fried feta slices. Not quite deep-fried, but close. And tasty as a motherfork. I even squeeze the usual lemon slice over it because it's so damn good, fork the (mild) allergic reaction. :mrgreen:
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Re: Poor single people eat weird things

Postby AvatarIII » Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:47 pm UTC

has anyone heard about the toast sandwich?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-15752918
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- Toast a thin slice of bread
- Butter two slices of bread and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste
- Place the toast between the two slices of bread-and-butter to form a sandwich
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Re: Poor single people eat weird things

Postby Gear » Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:54 pm UTC

RollingHead wrote:
Gear wrote:Deep fried feta cheese.

Surprisingly delicious.

I must try this! Did you bread it first?


I just deep fried the slab, but if I were going to do it again, I would probably bread it or use some kind of batter.
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Re: Poor single people eat weird things

Postby Rutlege » Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:39 pm UTC

Put a Mars bar on a piece of bread, microwave for 30 seconds - 1 minute. Eat it as you'd eat a hotdog.

Fry a sausage, fry some eggs in the left over grease, put the sausage in a bowl of rice, cover with egg, drizzle with soya sauce.

Peanut butter, straight out of the jar. Great movie snack; fingers are the optimal utensil for this dish.

Eat some instant noodles, still hungry? Add some rice to the soup.

Got some leftover stir fry? Goes great with Mi Goreng.

Rice with salsa, rice with pasta sauce, rice with beef bolognaise

When I was eight, my mum went on holidays with my little brother for two weeks so it was just me and my dad... usually for dinner we had:
Egg soup; eggs boiled in water with the flavour packets from instant noodles.
Mushroom stir-fry; long, thin-stalked mushrooms with some kind of gravy.
Some kind of egg dish; eggs, salt and pepper beaten into an omlette-like consistancy and then steamed to make a crustless-quiche like thing.


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Re: Poor single people eat weird things

Postby pkcommando » Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:34 pm UTC

The steam-in-bag microwaveable broccoli is usually really cheap and a great addition to Ramen along with crushed peanuts.
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Re: Poor single people eat weird things

Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Fri Feb 24, 2012 6:22 pm UTC

I just had spicy cream cheese chicken hearts.
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Re: Poor single people eat weird things

Postby pkcommando » Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:04 pm UTC

Mighty Jalapeno wrote:I just had spicy cream cheese chicken hearts.

Blech! Augh! Awful! That is just plain disgusting! Cream cheese, are you out of your mind? Ewwww.

That does seem like something I could be tricked into eating. I don't know that I'd ever have it again once I found out. However, I quite enjoy black and white pudding, even knowing what that is. I work with an Irish woman who won't even touch that.

My current list of Not Food: chicken's feet, pig's feet, ox tails, jellyfish tentacles.
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Re: Poor single people eat weird things

Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:31 pm UTC

Chicken hearts are just the darkest meat on (in?) the chicken, even darker than turkey necks (which my daughter LOVES). Soooooooooooo delicious.
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Re: Poor single people eat weird things

Postby Wilhelm » Sun Feb 26, 2012 6:14 am UTC

Frozen pizza rolls and the ramen noodle brick with the flavor packet sprinkled on there.
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Re: Poor single people eat weird things

Postby RollingHead » Sun Mar 25, 2012 4:32 pm UTC

Pasta cooked in instant vegetable broth, served with olive oil, hot pepper and curry powder. Almost good!
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Re: Poor single people eat weird things

Postby charolastra » Sun Apr 08, 2012 1:46 pm UTC

I'm lucky in that I've always been a poor single person who knows how to cook and do yard sales. Freshman year of college, my roommate and I found a toaster oven at a yard sale for about $5. I also got a crockpot for about the same amount.

In the toaster oven (which would also work if you had a real oven, which we didn't have in that dorm building, but would in the next few years) you make a tin foil pouch of ramen noodles and veggies stolen from the all you can eat cafeteria (or frozen/fresh veggies from wherever you can get them cheap). Toss some water in with maybe 1/4 of the ramen seasoning, close the pouch up, and cook it for 10 minutes. The noodles get cooked and the veggies get steamed. We'd reuse the foil too.

My senior year of college, I basically lived off of split pea soup and lentil soup in the crockpot. They ranged from having lots of chopped veggies and turkey bacon in it to just being beans and a bullion cube.

Now that I'm trying to diet while being poor, I eat a whole lot of kale (99 cents for a huge bunch of them - easily 5 or 6 filling servings) and red lentils.


Try as I might, and I don't think I've ever had to resort to something traditionally weird because it's so easy to make "normal" things cheaply, once you know what you're doing (which most people, unfortunately, don't).
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Re: Poor single people eat weird things

Postby dhokarena56 » Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:26 pm UTC

Rice is extraordinarily versatile. You can cook a hundred different meals with it- just throw in random spices and sauces...
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Re: Poor single people eat weird things

Postby meridian » Fri Apr 20, 2012 4:19 pm UTC

Veggie burger on BBQ Pringles with mustard. Oops, the bread went off.
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Re: Poor single people eat weird things

Postby Laserdan » Sun May 06, 2012 11:44 am UTC

When I was still going to college, I created the "manwich", which basically entails putting every little bit of leftovers between two slices of bread and eating it. Manwich because it makes you feel like a man when you've eaten it. Until it reaches the other end of your digestive tract. The very different ingredients with different digestive duration also ensure that it will come out in little pieces over a long period of time.

Once, in the middle of pizza baking (the cheap frozen type), the oven just died and I had a half frozen pizza on my plate; I was hungry and it was the last piece of digestible matter in my appartment. Let's just say "I survived it".

Shortbread in lots of milks, crunched and stomped, is still a favourite of me.

Old, stale bread fried in lots of oil, that I just ate once. It was so fatty it made me gag, and I had the worst heartburn for days after that.
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Re: Poor single people eat weird things

Postby Brickmack » Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:27 pm UTC

Whatevers-in-the-kitchen-sandwich. Potentially makeable from anything (even the bread can be substituted) but one of my favorite versions was (going up from the bottom) slightly toasted bread+ bologna +sausage (removed from cold pizza usually) + doritos + ranch dressing + slightly toasted bread. A few times I used cheese instead of the ranch dressing, and some other kind of chip or crackers instead of doritos.
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