If you know a thing or two about ol' Lamps, you know that summer is my favorite time of year, and I love hosting parties as much as I love attending them. What you might not know is a year ago I found out I'm allergic to wheat. I'll spare you the details of my sinus struggles […]
By Erin.LampartGuest Blogger
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Cinco de Mayo is associated with yummy food and even yummier drinks. While some may think Cinco de Mayo is the celebration of Mexico's Independence Day, it's actually the celebration of their defeat over the French at the Battle of Puebla.
Over the years, Cinco de Mayo has become a celebration for even non-Mexicans who want to eat delicious food and make a toast in honor of the special day! If you're desperate to throw a Cinco de Mayo party, but don't have all the right stuff, read on for cheap but hilariously non-Mexican alternatives:
We've all been there. You really did mean to go grocery shopping this week—you even made a list. But then, it just didn't happen. So there you are, staring at a near-empty fridge, debating picking up the phone and ordering take-out.
DON'T DO IT!
Instead, have a wander over to your pantry, and you'll discover that therein lays a world of culinary opportunities. All you need is a little creativity and some super-basic techniques, and you'll be chowing down on some really good (and-much-cheaper-than-takeout) grub. Here's what to have on hand:
I'm a pretty skeptical gal, especially when it comes to door-to-door salespeople. You could say that door-to-door sales are a dying art, and sometimes I kind of wish it would do just that- die. With all of the online shopping options out there, why would people still go door-to-door and try to convince you to buy something you could buy from literally anywhere, without ever having to talk to a customer service rep? Seems desperate. Also, it's 2014, why would I, a girl basically living alone in the big city with no one to protect me but my dog, Jan, opt to answer the door for a total stranger? Seems dangerous. He could be the next Zodiac Killer! But for some reason, on a fateful sunny Thursday afternoon, I decided to let Daniel in- not quite into my home, but into my heart.
A common conundrum for the foodie on a tight budget is the issue of health vs. cost. Sure, free-range, organic chicken breasts are better for you (and tastier) than hot dogs, but money is tight and that ish is expensive.
I don't like to play that game though. For my money, I'll take real, high-quality, inexpensive protein that is versatile, easy to find, and delicious. Enter the incredible, edible (yeah, I went there) egg.
Perhaps best known for their presence in all things breakfast, eggs are actually ideal for meals spanning the day. And for between $2.50 and $4.50 for 12 of them, they're a heck of a deal. By making eggs the star of plate, you'll find that you can indeed afford nutritious, protein-packed meals that satisfy your palate and keep you full for hours. Read on for 10 affordable and sexy egg-based meal ideas:
... It'll be the perfect market to unload your bacon reserve.
You may think it would be a good idea to just start selling your bacon right away to the highest bidder. That would be a fool's errand. In the economy of the future, bacon will get you much more than money. It will get you power. You'll quickly raise an army paid only with bacon. Use that army to march on the capital. They'll never see it coming. After you overthrow the current Porktatorship, the people will want to make you their new Swineking. It will be tempting to accept their offer, but you must refuse for the good of the nation. Pull a George Washington and become their first Pigsident.
As Pigsident of this new country, your first act must be to outlaw the eating of bacon except as a breakfast meat. All ...