Somewhere during that period I found a product I had never purchased before called, "Hamburger Helper" - it was on sale and there were many varieties to choose from. I bought one. Cost was $0.50. It was the Lasagna Hamburger Helper, to be exact.
In that bleak period I also realized I couldn't afford the ground beef to create the dish and it remained on the cabinet shelf, eventually moving with me to this place. Don't ask. I have no idea why.
I found it this morning (it expires on September 20, 2012, this stuff could survive the next ice age!) so I thought I ought to prepare it as a reminder of the way things used to be. Knowing that it could be that way again at any time. Sobering, that.
I have no idea how it will taste, but the fresh garden salad and garlic bread ought to make it edible for one meal.
And so it goes.