In homage to the coming recession, a New York Times reporter made dinner every night for a week using (mostly) supplies picked up at 99-cent stores, culminating in a final weekend dinner part for friends, comprised solely of 99-cent items. Over the course of the week, 22 99-cent stores across Manhattan were surveyed. Predictably, Little Debbie and Goya played major supporting roles. The dinner party menu went like this:
No too shabby for eating on the very, very cheap. On that note, Slashfood scraped up a list of seven cheap eating web resources to help bargain home cooks. Count your pennies people.
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