Friday, January 25, 2013

Under $20: Movie Night Edition


That's right! You can have a wonderful movie night at home
for minimal effort and under $20.

Make your own pizza, pop your own popcorn, and score
a free or (extremely low cost) movie.

Why pay more than you have to?
You will save not only a bucket of cash,
considering its about $20 per person to go out
to the movies, but you will also save loads of
calories as well.

A personal pan cheese pizza has 813 calories.
Just cheese! No toppings!
Is anyone else grossed out and mad?

I won't say which restaurant that is, but there is
a very good reason their name rhymes with Butt.
Thats where their food heads straight to...
Well and your hips and waist, but you know what
I mean.

And 218 for a small popcorn movie theater...ick
Dont do that to yourself! Make your own,
so you dont have cardiac infarction halfway
through the movie.

So here are the details for an uber economical movie night.....

The breakdown below is for a typical pizza and popcorn combo
that I would make, but feel free to improvise and do what taste
good to you.

The Breakdown:

Homemade pizza ($11 total):
Dough ($1.99)
Marinara ($2)
Mushrooms ($2)
Artichokes ($3)
Olives ($2)

Popcorn ($3 total):
 Kernels ($2 for a multi serving jar or a healthy scoop from whole foods bulk)
Butter or coconut oil ($0 who doesnt have this in the fridge?)
Sea Salt and Cayenne ($0)
Nutritional Yeast ($1 from bulk gives enough for 3 big bowls)


Entertainment ($1) :
Movies ($0 from library or $1 from Redbox or $0 from Redbox
if you are in their text club)

Grand Total $14 or $15

And with all the money you've saved you can get more snacks!

Snacks like:
$0.99

$2.99

$1.99

$1.99

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Snow and Sherry and Chocolate


 
A few weeks ago we had a lovely blizzard.
Morning service was canceled to a degree.
Father dropped me off at the public library near
my place of employment.
 
As I sat writing some letters the snow fell
in beautiful, soft crystalline clusters.

 
The roads quickly covered themselves with the softest
and most beautiful blanket one could ever imagine!
 
I went to work shortly after, but we were let
go early for fear we should never make it home.
 

 
In warmer news...
 
I found a lovely Sherry for cooking.
Although, I have a sneaking suspicion
that those who purchased it were drinking it.
 
Shocking indeed!
 
It starts off pleasant on the tip of the tongue but once
it gets to the back... Well, I shouldn't criticize anyones taste
in beverage, but may I say it does not suit my palate.
 
But speaking of palate pleasers this chocolate granola
with vanilla coconut milk Kefir
and sliced almonds would do nicely indeed!

 
Oh but how this too suits my palate!
 
Front to back an absolute delight to the tongue..
A lovely Saturday afternoon involving some
perfect reading material and a delicious meal.
Until next time....