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I have good news for anyone who's been drooling a bit with all the baking I've been posting. I'd like to start selling baked goods to sell in the USA by mail order to make a tiny bit of extra money, as the Phantomhive household is currently struggling a little to feed the immense black hole of a cat we keep around. ^^;

I can make a large selection of goodies, ranging from fresh yeast breads to candy. Below is a list of some of the available products, but if you have a suggestion I'd love to hear it. Shipping will be flat rate USPS Priority which will reach almost about any state in 3 days. It will come out of the box fresh, moist and delicious.

Valentines or other holiday chocolates
Chocolate peanut butter oat cookies
Chocolate peanut butter coconut balls
Rocky Road Candy (Chocolate, peanuts, marshmallows)
Raisin bran muffins
Corn muffins
Zucchini bread
Banana bread
Banana nut bread
Honey and milk bread
Honey whole grain hazelnut bread
Whole wheat walnut bread
Sunflower seed whole grain bread

If you live in the USA and might be interested in ordering some goodies, leave a comment and I'll see if this venture is worth undertaking. <3 Thanks for helping support a tiny home business! ^^
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I wanted to make something nice for my father, since my parents are coming here for the day and all of my cooking is always directed towards my mother's tastes. I decided to make rustic beer bread, which is incredibly easy although it takes a lot of time to rise. I don't drink beer, and had one extra bottle of my father's still in the fridge from the last time he visited, so I decided to make it into this beer bread for him. I made it strictly of whole wheat, which apparently isn't the best for a fluffy bread. This is more like a crusty bread for use with soups or jam, not exactly a sandwich type. Next time I make it I'd probably do half white flour or bread flour and half whole wheat to make it a little less heavy. It's pretty darn healthy this way, though! I hope he likes it. Here's the recipe before I haplessly modified it into something way too heavy.

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I hate to throw away food, but I don't like over-ripe bananas at all. In fact, I won't eat them any other way than this. When I found myself in possession of 3 seriously over-ripe phallic fruits I had no other choice but to whip out the recipe book and get to work. It was only then that I realized this recipe belonged in the Poor Fangirl category. It requires ingredients most of us have floating around the house anyhow, and it's a great way to use food that would otherwise go to waste.

I don't own a loaf pan, so I made this in a brownie pan and cut the baking time down to 30 minutes.

3 very ripe bananas
1 c sugar
2 eggs
1/2 c margarine (1 stick)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/4 c flour

That's it!! Easy, right? I add a teaspoon or so of cinnamon but it's not called for in the recipe.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Mash the bananas roughly and melt the butter in the microwave. Mix all ingredients together until it forms a batter, then pour it into the loaf pan to cook for 45-60 minutes depending on how you like it. My mother likes to butter the slices, so she cooks it for longer to make sure it's stiff enough. I like it moist (lol) with nothing on it, so I cook it for closer to 45 minutes in a loaf pan.

If anyone's brave enough to try it out, I'd love to know what you think! Aah~ The taste of my childhood.
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It's been brought to my attention that I haven't been posing any cheap recipes recently. As I'm now exceptionally low on cash (again) I've been thinking about such things, and will try to post some cheap meal ideas for all those fangirls who would rather have their hard earned cash go towards their hobbies and not their stomachs.

...and so here we are. Welcome back to Poor Fangirl Recipes. I can't believe we're at no. 7 already. haha Click the I'm Poor tag below for more if you're interested.

I drink a LOT of coffee. I have a small coffee maker on my desk and make fresh coffee several times a day. Recently if I'm craving something sweet, I'll stir in half a packet of hot cocoa mix. It's not too sweet (since I don't put sugar in my coffee) and with a touch of milk or creamer (or powdered creamer if you're as broke as I am) it makes a delicious semi-sweet chocolatey treat with a punch of caffeine.

I know, I know... not terribly creative. BUT SO GOOD! Especially if you have a pinch of cinnamon/nutmeg/vanilla to add to it. :3 The whole thing costs pennies, since a whole box of cocoa mix is only ~$1.50.

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As most of you know never have any money, and always trying to find fun ways to make extremely low-cost meals palatable. Recently I got a hold of Bull Dog Tonkatsu sauce (it's like Japanese BBQ sauce I guess). I'm was hoping it could spice up some pretty flavorless, super inexpensive no-name brand chicken nuggets I bought. I sliced them up over sticky rice and drizzled some Bull Dog sauce on top.

It's actually completely delicious! I mean, good chicken katsu tastes very little like this, but this is really good for about $1.50.  I give this one 5 stars, or two thumbs up or however I've been rating them (have I been rating them?) It's been so long since I've done one.


Nov. 12th, 2010 05:27 pm
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Last night, I went with my roommate to Barnes and Noble. That is always a massive, expensive mistake for me, but I don't ever seen to learn. I spent the money for this week's expenses on manga. I'm so irresponsible! I deserve to live on ramen for a week. But truthfully, I don't regret it. It's been forever since I was able to browse around at a book store or purchase new manga, and totally worth it.

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There's not much to say here... Doujinshi sales have allowed me to pay my bills for this month, but don't leave much extra. I've chosen to purchase alcohol tomorrow instead of go to the store for sandwich meat, so tonights dinner consists of bread, orange bell peppers and cheese. It's actually really good! Bell peppers are supposed to be good for you, right? I didn't realize how ORANGE this sandwich is...

See Hibari eyeballing it longingly from my mouse pad? He wants it too. That's how good it is.  Or at least that's what I'm going to keep telling myself while I eat this. ^^;
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One of the things that I miss most about money is the delicious and beautiful cocktails I used to be able to make. I figured I'd share my favorite with you, and maybe you will share your favorites with me!

SUPER easy:
Parrot Bay Breeze
1 1/2 oz Captain Morgan Parrot Bay coconut rum
3 oz pineapple juice
2 oz cranberry juice

So what's your favorite cocktail or drink?
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So here's your latest poor fangirl recipe! This is another super easy one, consisting of a package of oriental ramen and some bok choy. The whole thing totals up to less than a dollar. :D LOOK GREEN VEGETABLES! And it tastes really good! Hopefully with my new estore I'll be able to afford something to eat besides ramen!!
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This one is my favorite so far: Ramen with an egg. A chicken ramen packet costs about $0.15 and an egg costs about the same. So this filling meal with protein and tons of great flavor (probably MSG or something...) only costs about $0.30 in total! It's super easy to make, too. You just boil water with the sauce packet in it, place the noodle block in the boiling broth, and when it comes to a boil again drop an egg on top. If you do it gently enough you can poach the yolk so it's still soft or runny on the inside. That's kinda appalling to me, so I usually cook it all the way through. Totally delcioius and worth having even if I wasn't on this kind of budget. What do you add to your ramen?
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This is less of a recipe and more of a money saving tecnique I've been using. I made this sandwich earlier today, and right as I was about to bite into it, I realized that it probably fell into the category of "Poor Fangirl Food".

Lettuce Abuse: The serious overuse of lettuce. It makes any sandwich seem more substantial, while providing exactly zero (0) nutritional value and costs just pennies! I feel (almost) like I'm eating a deli sandwich! I splurged on rolls, but I've calculated this sandwich to cost aprox. $0.94! Damn, I'm good.
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As many of you know, I'm barely scraping by at the moment while I wait to move again. In the meantime, decent food at good prices is difficult to come by. I've discovered some awesome tricks to make my food money last longer while still having tasty things to eat, so I figured I'd begin to share some with you and see if anyone cares.

Poor Fangirl Savory Chicken and Rice

1 small can of condensed chicken and wild rice soup ($0.98)
2 cups cooked white rice (~$1.00)
1 soup can of water (hopefully free)
1 pinch of salt and pepper

Add the cooked rice to the soup and let it simmer for a while. The white rice will absorb most of the liquid after a while, and it becomes a delicious and filling meal! The best part is it costs less than $2 and makes a lot! It's even better after its been in the fridge overnight. ^^

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