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Originally posted by blaquefoxx blaquefoxx wrote:

Originally posted by Xamaycana Xamaycana wrote:

When most of the people of food stamps are white, why do they have to feature a black woman ? Even more stereotypical  to feature one who uses her food stamps to feed her kids kool aide and chicken nuggets.   I am sure there are black women on food stamps who feed their kids normal food who have been affected by the cutbacks.
<font face="Georgia, Times New Roman, Times, serif" size="3">True. Also if you notice, whenever they report some sort of cuts on the news or issues with food stamps, they will have a black reporter doing the interviewing/questioning in the streets and the camera people man will shoot as many black faces as possible within 45 secs smh...


Yup smh....
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With that list... 2 cans of Tuna for 5 people? What are they, drawing sticks on who gets to eat that day?
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At the mexican market you can get a 10lb bag of rice, 10lb bag of beans, some frozen veggies,  a family size oatmeal, and about 10lbs of apples/oranges for like $20. Throw in some eggs or some chicken legs for .69c/lb and you can feed a whole grip of folks for like $30/week. And these are cali prices. I'd even throw in a family size can of drink mix (just add water) for a treat.

But anyway, they already fixed the glitch in her food stamps. I hope she (and anyone else dependent on outside help) learns her lesson and is better prepared in the future.

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Originally posted by ShadyLady ShadyLady wrote:

That has got to be a mistake.

They could definitely pass on the nuggets tho. Better head to the meat market and cook from scratch!


Yep. I don't buy any processed foods or name brand snacks for my family and it has saved me so much money. Meal planning just takes a little more effort and time but it is well worth it. If we want dessert I bake from scratch or I stock up on cake mix when they are on sale or whip up a batch of homemade cookies, pudding pies, rice crispies treats(with generic rice cereal) etc. Instead of chicken nuggets I buy a big bag of boneless skinless breasts from Costco and make my nuggets, chicken tenders, grilled chicken, chicken salad with those.  Lots of ground turkey meat or beef to make spaghetti, meatloaf, chili etc. Lots of eggs for egg salad, omelets, etc. A big bag of potatoes, rice, beans is essential. I don't buy name brand cereal either. I load up on oatmeal and cream of wheat. I go grocery shopping throughout the week and catch sales then on sunday I prep my meals for the week and freeze them. For example I will assemble a lasagna and freeze it, make my spaghetti sauce and freeze it, grill some chicken breasts and freeze them. I went from spending about $200 a week on groceries to spending about $500-600 a month for a family of 8. Also people don't realize that you don't have to have meat at every lunch or dinner. There are some good vegetarian dishes that are filling.
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 Im not sure how the highlight of her buying chicken nuggets leaves the impression that all she buys is junk food. Im shocked no one has told her to buy a bucket of chitlin, pig feet and chicken gizzards to go with this bulk of rice until she can work her way up to feeding them white meat .
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Oh GK, no ma'am lololol...
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Originally posted by Gkisses Gkisses wrote:


 Im not sure how the highlight of her buying chicken nuggets leaves the impression that all she buys is junk food. Im shocked no one has told her to buy a bucket of chitlin, pig feet and chicken gizzards to go with this bulk of rice until she can work her way up to feeding them white meat .


I think it was the chicken nugget, ramen noodle, koolaid trifecta that gave that impression.

And girl what you got against chicken gizzards? Those mugs are the bomb.com. I always keep those around and just had a whole pack of gizzards and hearts the other day. Boil them until their super soft and chewy and then make some onion gravy out of the broth and put on rice....woooo that's been my favorite meal since I was a kid. And it's cheap. And super nutritious.

And chicken feet makes some of the best chicken broth ever and it's much cheaper than buying a while chicken and using the bones to make broth. That stuff can be the base of so many meals, it's nutritious, and it will knock germs right out.
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Originally posted by maysay1 maysay1 wrote:

Originally posted by Gkisses Gkisses wrote:


 Im not sure how the highlight of her buying chicken nuggets leaves the impression that all she buys is junk food. Im shocked no one has told her to buy a bucket of chitlin, pig feet and chicken gizzards to go with this bulk of rice until she can work her way up to feeding them white meat .


I think it was the chicken nugget, ramen noodle, koolaid trifecta that gave that impression.

And girl what you got against chicken gizzards? Those mugs are the bomb.com. I always keep those around and just had a whole pack of gizzards and hearts the other day. Boil them until their super soft and chewy and then make some onion gravy out of the broth and put on rice....woooo that's been my favorite meal since I was a kid. And it's cheap. And super nutritious.

And chicken feet makes some of the best chicken broth ever and it's much cheaper than buying a while chicken and using the bones to make broth. That stuff can be the base of so many meals, it's nutritious, and it will knock germs right out.




Dead Dead Dead Dead @chicken feet soup and those inners

...lol  They have those mystery nuggets for 99¢ a pack, ramen is usually 10 for a buck and kool aid is  usually the same.  Those are some of the same items struggling college kid have to eat because the options are that great all the time... doesnt mean they dont buy other things when they can.. but those things do stretch over a longer period of time.

Could she benefit from a meal plan program? sure probably but to know that Id need to more more that those 3 items... because those are signature items for those in the struggle..lol

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Convenience foods are just that convenient, nothing more. And you are gonna pay a high price for that convenience. And they just taste nasty to me.
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....the moment when you offer food suggestions for a measely amount of money only for your list to be put through the ringer because it is so damn stupid..LOL

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