Tim and I were shopping a month or so back and ran across a container of BBQ that was discounted to 99 cents! It was a different brand that we normally get and a different flavor, but we said hey, for a dollar, it's worth a try. We took it home, popped it in to the freezer and forgot about it until today.
And that's where our story begins.
As we pulled it out and took a closer look, we discovered it was NOT Pork BBQ like we suspected. It was "beef BBQ". I'm from the south, where we have some of the best BBQ in the world. I'm sorry, there is no such thing as BEEF BBQ. There is not Chicken BBQ. It's Pork or nothing. We also don't Barbecue here- we grill out.
Ok, sorry, I'm back in my happy place.
Anyway, as Tim and I exchanged stricken looks over the horrible accidental buy, I said "Well... we just have to make it worth a dollar."
That got me to thinking. What other normally not very good meals could you eat just because they are cheap? Could you sacrifice quality of meat in ONE meal a month if it saves a few bucks? What about eating one cheap but not very tasty side dish every week or two, if it's super cheap?
There are limits to this of course. If you absolutely despise cauliflower- as in it almost makes you sick just to smell it, don't eat it just to save 50 cents on a meal.
Just keep your eyes peeled for sale meat, sale frozen meals, sale veggies, etc. Maybe if the price is right it's worth a try. After all, you just have to make it worth a dollar- give it a shot, even if you have the sinking feeling it's going to be a battle to eat it.
Oh and the "Beef BBQ"? TERRIBLE. Absolutely TERRIBLE. I could never force myself to eat that disgusting trash ever again.
But- it was worth the dollar just this once.