Powered off-brand Mac-n-cheese here. During college, it was all I could afford.
When I had a few extra dollars, I’d add canned chili to the mix and have “gourmet chilimac”
This is the New Normal, people. No disincentive to get off the dole. “You can buy anything with food stamps now”. If I gave you free stuff, would you turn it down???
Wait until austerity comes. The public leeches will go nuts because their EBT cards wonk work for Brie, Endive, or imported Spanish olives.
Public Assistance used to be an embarrassment. Now it’s an expected public allowance.
I once worked with a guy who ran a gold mining operation in Arizona. One day he hired a drifter (great welder) who was living in his car. He let him sleep in an old trailer used to store parts. The next day the guy asked for a few bucks for groceries to tide him over.
He came back with some boxes of Kraft Mac 'n Cheese - and a couple of cans of Alpo. Said they made a GREAT casserole and offered some to the owner. He declined.
And now I read of these slackers dining on gourmet rabbit.
Same here and would suppliment it with a can of cheap spaghetti. Was on the meal plan during the week and it was rare that I ate off campus. Tonight, just put a bought on sale chicken in the oven. Cut off the wings to add to the bag in the freezer for hot wings when there's enough. Also, mustard greens and a salad with chopped onion tops, bell pepper and banana pepper from the garden (which is going to get hit with freezing weather tonight). Which it's a pretty decent dinner, once in a while I'd like to be able to add imported Spanish olives to that salad, switch out the chicken with steak and lobster and finish it off with some gourmet ice cream with fresh berries drizzled with raw honey but I'm not Moochelle nor do I have an EBT card.