Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Last night I had the most fabulously healthy and scrumptious dinner. I had fresh salmon (beautifully pink and marbled, thick cuts) roasted in a bag. I sliced yellow squash, zucchini, red potatoes and red peppers, tossed them with olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper and placed the salmon on top. I seasoned the fish and put sliced lemons on top. I sealed the parchment paper bag and let it roast for 30 minutes. IT WAS EUPHORIA. There is something about eating fresh, clean, simply prepared food. I don't know why I don't do it more often.
And that is where the Hamburger Helper comes in. WE ARE BROKE. Not slightly broke. ALL the way broke. We are in the midst of refinancing our mortgage and cannot accrue any new debt. Typically I would throw the groceries on the credit card and pay it back when we get paid. Unfortunately, us taking three weeks off for the wedding and honeymoon meant that neither of us got paid from our part-time job. We basically lost $1,000 extra bucks not including what we spent on the wedding and honeymoon. Then yesterday my brother needed gas money and he drives an SUV. So as I looked through my refrigerator and pantry, I immediately thought, "What in the hee-haw am I going to cook for dinner?" Hamburger Helper. We have the box sitting in the back of my pantry, for who knows how long, looking like cardboard yuckiness. I typically wouldn't be this critical of the stuff but after eating such fresh, yummy food yesterday, I am actually feeling my bowels sieze up thinking about eating it. Oh God, please be kind enough to drop a lean cut of meat and vegetables on my doorstep!