Whole chicken pays for itself.

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Last chicken we bought was only 4 dollars.  Generated about a gallon of polenta with only a few cups of corn meal. Polenta sells for about 4 dollars a tube. A tube is only a few cups of cooked cornmeal.


Military food slang.

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army strawberries – prunes
battery acid – coffee
bokoo soused – very drunk
bug juice – Kool-Aid and other powder based drinks
bullets – beans
buzzard – chicken or turkey
cackleberry – egg
canned cow – canned condensed milk
canteen – a liquor store on base
chow – food, a meal
chow down – to eat
chowhound – first in line at the mess
“come and get it” – the time honored call of the mess sergeant
desecrated vegetables – dried or dessicated vegetables
fly light – to miss a meal
gut-packings – food, rations
hardtack – a baked mix of flour and water, soaked in water overnight, and fried in grease for breakfast
hooch – hard liquor
java – coffee
joe – coffee
kitchen police, K.P. – those assigned menial clean-up duties
lurp – Long Range Patrol Ration
meal refusing to exit, meal rejected by Ethiopia – meal ready to eat M.R.E.
moo juice – milk
mud – coffee
mystery meat – meat that lacks clear identity
rabbit food – greens, especially lettuce
repeaters – beans, sausages, due to the gas they produce
shrapnel – Grape Nuts
tube steak – hot dog

Danger: Ipad.

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Will the Ipad put you at risk to be robbed or murdered?


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Toast some bread.

Add some left over chicken,

And potato like gravy.

and some green beans.

Topped with a bit of parmesan cheese and you are in heaven for a poor man’s