The cheap collection: care package

Oh no. This month I was unexpectedly low on cash. So I have to survive with very little money. In this series, the cheap collection, you can read about how I do so. Or try so.

The day after my burrito fiasco me and Amy were meeting up with my friend Irene. For some reason it must have been the rainiest day in all of summer. Arriving at the train station in Maastricht we were getting a little hungry. So we decided to check out the stores in the station. It’s just when you don’t have money to buy a lot of food that you’re really starting to appreciate it. The chocolate, crisps, cookies and even sushi all looked extra tempting. It just so happened that I was craving pizza and I also happened to mention it.

That’s when the idea of ordering pizza came up. It was only 2 pm but I say every time is a good time for pizza. Unfortunately Domino’s doesn’t really agree cause it was still closed. We ate gyoza (Japanese meatbuns) and fishsticks instead. Yummy! We waited a while and delivered a family xxl pizza, which is about 40cm. There was enough for about 2,5 slices for each of us, which was probably less than a medium pizza. Still, it made me feel like I’d eaten enough. I feel kinda bad that Irene paid for everything though.

This totally isn’t our pizza, but it is a pizza. I’m really still getting used to this whole blogger thing and I don’t take pictures of all of the things I already know I want to write about. I wonder if I’ll ever learn ;). Picture by flickr user British Mum.

When I left Irene made sure I would take a care package of food with me. Within it was macaroni, rice, miso soup, some Spanish salad in a can, sundried tomatoes and mashed potatoes. These were all foods that she could never finish on her own, so would’ve thrown away if I didn’t take them. It made me feel guilty but grateful. I guess you learn who your true friends are when things aren’t going so well. If you’re reading this, thanks again Irene!

My friend Odette is also awesome because she gave me a few tips for super cheap recipes. I remember one being ketchup, pieces of ham and green peas. This actually sounds pretty delicious. Everything is great with ketchup, right? Odette also mentioned it’s good to switch up your pastasauce for ketchup. I already do this sometimes and I can confirm that it’s pretty tasty.

I didn’t spend anything for two days straight as I was staying over at Amy’s house. When we were travelling back I suddenly didn’t feel like travelling to my house on my own. I say unplanned sleepovers are the best sleepovers. The next day I pretty much played a lot of Zelda and watched how she cooked up some kind of pasta with her ricecooker. Believe me, those things are useful for so many more things than just cooking rice. Maybe I’ll buy one too. When I have money of course 😉


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