Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Picture — My Alphabe-Thursday (4th), the letter "Z"
If it costs $0.00 (Zilch) then it's free, huh? Well not free, but there is a 28 cent meal. That is this cup of Maruchan Instant Lunch.
Ramen Noodle soup is a stable of the college kids. I went to the grocery store after seeing my dentist and the shelves were empty for my soup.
Pictured is my favorite, the Hot and Spicy Flavor with Shrimp and some vegetables. I usually add eight to twelve more cooked shrimp. I know, it runs up my meal cost.
When I was in college the first time, the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, the Tasty Inn next to the campus advertised "Two (2) Meals for a Dollar." One was the Tasty Burger, a small sized burger made of ground beef with some pickles. The other was a toasted hot dog wrapped in cheese with relish packed into a bun. With either came a small fountain drink and a package of chips. Of course tuition was $50.00 a semester, books were just a few dollars.
I asked her to save some chocolate Tootsie Rolls for me. She brought me a full sack. I don't see that on their kitchen counter so I am thinking that they went to the store and bought me a bag. She gave it to me at my birthday gathering (see below).
I also received another free desert from La Madeleine French Restaurant. Fudruckers Restaurant had a buy-one-get-one free hamburger and Beck's Prime had a completely free, Zero/Zilch cost to me sandwich of my choice. I chose Beck's Prime Blue Cheese Cheeseburger. It is a bit messy but still is my favorite.
Most years we have a family get-to-gather to celebrate my birthday. This year we met at Berryhill's Mexican Restaurant in the Heights. The Heights is one of the oldest (1800's) neighborhood in Houston (Texas). Berryhill's specializes in Fish Tacos (Link to fish tacos in the Heights, Houston)
Did you know that Houston has the most restaurants per capita of any city in the United States?
Here are some pictures of our gathering. Oh yes, the kids bought our supper. Mrs. Jim and I divided a large order of Chicken Quesadillas (recipe link) and had Diet Cokes. They also brought a nice chocolate birthday cake. [click picture for larger viewing]
Love all the free stuff. That rocks.
Have a fabulous day. My best to Mrs. Jim. ☺
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