Many thanks to Megan McArdle for introducing us to Mimeograph, a new arts and culture ‘zine. Her article on stretching chicken out to get good, cheap meals is engaging and a fun read. In her comments on dining out with friends who are similarly impecunious, I particularly like her observation that

dining with people who are as strapped as you are avoids the psychic anguish of invidious comparison.

Roast chicken, chicken stock, chicken soup, and chicken pot pie, all from one bird. A much more enjoyable way to stretch the food buget than Top Ramen and Lean Cuisines on deep sale or in bulk from Costco; Megan estimates about $3.33 per meal if you follow her suggestions and recipes. A great way to live large on a budget.