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Pozole verde: $1.35/serving

You know what I feel like doing when I get home from work and it’s dark and cold and the cats are hungry and I still have a pile of emails to return? Relaxing in front of the TV with a glass of wine Grinding my own chicken meat!*

Doing things you would not at this very moment like to be doing is a principal tenet of the $35-a-week philosophy, but like most of life’s unpleasantries, the idea of doing it is much worse than the actual doing. Once you’ve convinced yourself it’s a non-negotiable issue, it’s just a matter of putting one foot in front of the other. And I guarantee you that sitting down with a bowl of this warming, flavor-packed stew for less than the price of a 20-ounce soda is enough to make you forget the paltry 30 minutes you would have otherwise spent checking Facebook while watching a rerun of Cops. (Oh, you wouldn’t do this? What if it was one of the old ones, where the perps are always driving Oldsmobile Cutlasses and the cops look like they’re wearing Reno 911 costumes from the Halloween Express clearance bin? No?)

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