OMFG LOOK AT THE POLICE
WHEN YOU GO TO DRAW A MALE CHARACTER BUT THEN YOU REALIZE YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW TO DRAW MALE ANATOMY
WHEN YOU GO TO DRAW A FEMALE CHARACTER BUT THEN YOU REALIZE YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW TO DRAW FEMALE ANATOMY
WHEN YOU GO TO DRAW BUT THEN REALIZE YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW TO DRAW
shoutout out to all my buddies who have shitty dads or no dads at all this father’s day, you turned out just great regardless, you can’t choose your family and you don’t deserve any negativity from them,and you don’t deserve backlash or guilt-tripping for cutting them out of your life if that’s what you need/ed to do and i love you all
They are suing Matin J. Mawyer of the Christian Action Network for $15 million in damages for defamation and libel and are attempting to stop the sale of his book ‘Twilight in America.’ The Muslims…
Members of Congress are living off food stamps for a week to protest Republican cuts. It’s a challenge for them, but GOP cuts would hurt millions of everyday Americans.
Did anybody else catch the fact that they’re shopping at Wal-Mart?
Eating cheaply is a skill, and it’s not one that these Congressmen are likely to learn within a week. We can tell, because they’re all complaining about feeling weak and losing large amounts of weight. Unless they’re the size of Chris Christie, that’s a problem with food selection, not a problem of budget. Hint: it’s all about the beans and rice.
Let’s do some quick math. They need to eat for a week for $30, and they need ~2000 calories per day, which means they need to purchase 14,000 calories for $30.
Let’s see….lentils (my favorite beans) are about 3.5 calories for each gram of dry beans. Enriched white rice has about the same. Thus, with just boiled rice and lentils, we’d need about 4kg (almost 9lbs) of total food for the week.
Walmart is currently selling 20lb bags of rice for about $10, and while they don’t list the price of their lentils, other sources on the internet have them around $4 per pound. We can even splurge a bit and use Olive Oil, which Walmart sells for $6 per pint, though cheaper vegetable oil can be had for $7 per gallon. Salt can be had for free, just by asking at the in-store McDonalds.
What that means is that for $24, we can have 20lbs of rice, 2lbs of beans, and a bottle of oil….enough to feed a person for about 10 days. The extra money can be spent on things to spice up what is otherwise a fairly bland meal, like bacon or sausage, or on vegetables for a side dish.
These prices are also on the high end — with a bit more searching, and also by buying for the month instead of the week, costs can be cut dramatically.
No, this is not exciting food, but it is nutritionally complete, especially when combined with bits of vegetables and meat. But isn’t that the point? Food stamps are supposed to prevent starvation and hunger, not provide kingly feasts.
I stayed with many families in Nepal who lived entirely on this diet — in fact, “Daal Bhaat Tarkari” (Daal = lentils, bhaat = rice, and tarkari = curried vegetables) is considered the national dish.
This has been an episode of Curmudgeonly Cooking…next time, we’ll talk about how potatoes and yams can be stir-fried into a delicious Oriental-style meal on the cheap. Until then, get off my lawn!
THANK YOU! I always face palm when I see people claiming “the poor HAVE to live off of fast food because healthy food is too expensive.” Nope.