Ask a Millennial! Do I think these foods will stop existing after the Baby Boomer generation? (Part 1!)

Hey everybody! I am SO SO SORRY that my blog has been so quiet! :C I have not been feeling too well lately and had a bout of food poisoning just recently, but I have not forgotten about the blog! I have been feeling better lately, so I hope to be more active again soon-ish! ^ _^

But today’s blog post will be a very fun post! I have recently in the past found a cool link that concludes in the line of, ‘These are the Foods that Might Die with the Baby Boomers’. And after looking at the entire list as a millennial, I will have to agree that some of these foods should be sent into retirement or in a box in huge warehouse to be carted away never to be seen again. πŸ˜€

So in today’s blog post of my ‘Ask a Millennial!’ blog series, I will be going over the list provided in the featured link and tell you what I think about all of the food on the list! Let’s get started! πŸ˜€

Canned Foods

Euuughh… Can we put these foods in a well-deserved grave now? This millennial is not into canned foods that are just processed food masking as “real” food, but in a can! It does not help that most canned foods are full of salt, sugar and unhealthy fats that nobody should be eating. Like processed foods, most canned food is the same as it. Except it is in a can!

Now there are some canned foods that I do enjoy. I don’t mind buying canned veggies and beans if they are low in salt. πŸ™‚ But if I do want veggies, I basically buy them frozen these days, heat them up in a microwave or on a stove top and consume them that way. ^ _^ I would love to be able to batch cook my very own homemade beans in an Instapot, but our apartment freezer is so small that I can’t make a lot of food at once to freeze if I ever get too lazy to make dinner. :’C

So yes, most canned foods can go straight into retirement! Their services will not be needed in the future, I am afraid. πŸ˜›

Fruitcake

Contrary to most millennials, I do enjoy fruitcake around the holidays! πŸ˜€ Except I have only had an actual GOOD fruitcake around the holiday’s thanks to LOCMom’s family passing down their awesome recipe for fruitcake! I enjoy eating it every year during the Christmas season and have no regrets!

The only thing I would change if I was the one making the fruitcake recipe would be that instead of the artificial candied fruit that goes into fruitcakes, I would just make my own candied fruit from real fruit instead and put it in my fruitcake. πŸ™‚ All natural baby! ^ o^

Jell-O Salad

Oh god… Is this still a thing? (Let me know in the comments! :D) I remember my biological grandmother made Jell-O-ish things every Christmas, but I never partook in them as a child because they grossed me out SO. MUCH. :C There was never any vegetables in the salad like those popular Jell-O salads in the 50’s-60’s, but Kid-Me found them really gross. I think I remember as a teenager actually trying one of my grandmother’s Jell-O creations and they were just okay. : / Sweet, but not the kind of sweet that one would want to eat over and over again at parties.

But I think it would be fun to experiment with making one of these dishes with homemade Jell-O and homemade ingredients! Ergo, you would have to use food coloring probably to dye homemade Jell-O to the specific color that you want, but it would be healthier-ish! πŸ˜€ I might just try that someday. ^ _^

TV Dinners

BAAAAAAARFFF!!!!! Can these things just go away already? They are taking up WAAAAY too much of the freezer sections in grocery stores, in my honest opinion. > _<

I haven’t eaten TV Dinners in YEARS, but I do remember consuming them as a young 20-something before I started eating healthier food regularly in my older 20’s. I was raised on it, so I did not know it was not healthy for me to be eating, I am afraid. πŸ˜₯ But I have since kicked the habit and try to only eat food that has mostly real ingredients in it now. ^ _^ I find that I feel better after eating real food and I do enjoy it a lot! πŸ˜€

Cereal

Oh boy, I’m not sure why this stuff hasn’t died yet but here we are… > .> Apparently according to the article, we millennials hate having cereal because we don’t like to clean up afterwards. Well, this is true. I am kind of lazy in cleaning up things right away as a millennial. D: But the dishes get done eventually! 8D

But honestly, I never really eat cereal because it is just either starch or sugar or both. D: Besides Boomers themselves, I really don’t know who eats cereal anymore… ? Haha… ^ _^;

Conclusion

So that is it for Part 1 of this blog series! I hope you will join me for Part 2 in the near future! πŸ˜€

Does anyone else eat any of these foods anymore?

Hi, everyone! – A Short Update –

Hi everybody! I am SO SO SORRY that I haven’t been around for a while. I promise I am still here and have not forgotten about the blog! I have just been stressed out and always seem to be running out of time for whatever reason in my mind. : (

But I hope to have a blog post up this week that I have managed to type out for everyone to enjoy! I may also do a post about what I have been up to since it has been so long… O _O;;; Hoping to get a blog post or two up by this week! > _<;

This is going to be super short, so I will just leave it here for now. Thank you so much for everyone still sticking around and reading all of this time! I appreciate it very much and take very good care everyone! It’s going to be lighter now in the evenings, so I am very happy about that! ^ u^

– Ms. Living on Cents

January 2019 Budget Check-In

Hey, everybody! Time for January 2019’s Budget Report! Things were incredibly spendy in January, so all of my money was spent! I’m being pretty careful this February as well, but things are spendy in February as well it seems… T _T

But anyway, come and see how all of my money was spent in January 2019!

Rent/Bills: $500.00

This amount of money I pay that goes towards rent and bills each month.

Activities: $0.00

Woot woot! In the clear agin! LOCMom is helping me pay for my haircuts now, so thank you, LOCMom! ^ _^

Groceries: $169.38

This category is higher now that I am adding Costco food I buy to it. Items featured in this category are some of my more spnedier, but needed items which consist of Quest Bars, Cuties Mandarins (Costco bulk produce), Kirkland Brand meatballs, sparkling water, and healthy snacks like Kirkland applesauce pouches and Pita Chips (Costco bulk bag).

If anyone is wondering, ‘Kirkland Brand’ anything is a Costco bulk item that I buy to get a better deal on food that will last me throughout the month from the bulk store Costco. πŸ™‚ The food I buy is bought in bulk, so it lasts me quite a long time, or at least a month. ^ _^

However, I cannot really do Quest Bars in February and my success in finding replacements for them in Costco has been unsuccessful, so we will see what happens in March. :’C But maaaaaan, I will probably never see that 4 for $5.00 Quest Bars deal I got at Sprouts ever again. xD

Household Expenses: $153.70

Man, I thought this category would be WAAAAAY higher! But I am surprised!

I bought a lot of household items last month because many were needed and I shipped off a few packages. πŸ™‚

Here are a few items that I bought!

Circular Cable Travel Pouches – I have always been meaning to find a great way to transport my charging cables and these little circular pouches will come in handy when traveling! They each even have a netted compartment for the plug part the cable inserts into! Pretty sweet, huh? ^ _^ Bought three of them because that was all I needed. πŸ™‚

Black Anti-Pitpocketing Travel Bag – I have been thinking about buying one of these if I was ever at a convention or just at an event in general where there may be a chance someone would try to target my debit card, identity, or what-not, so I decided to buy a RFID Protected travel bag! And this bag was at a discount store, so this Thrift Store Golden Rule rule apply to them as well: If you see something you like in a discount store, buy it! The bag was only $8.00-ish dollars, so I went for it! πŸ™‚ I really do like it a lot and I am happy that I bought it in the long run!

Black Card Protector Wallet – And for a little added safety, I also bought a card RFID protector wallet for my cards. This wallet is too awesome because Minimalist Me is so happy that I could kick my bulky wallet out of my purse and just replace it with a plastic card protector wallet! I now use a small makeup bag for my paper currency and metal change. ^ _^

If I decide that I will not be using my bulky wallets anymore in the future, I will probably donate them to my new place where I am going to be volunteering at! Can’t wait to get started at my new volunteer job! But I will probably keep one or two of my bulkier wallets just in case… but that decision is still up in the air for me. D:

Small Gray Shower Rug – So my large gray Costco shower rug has always kept getting dirty because the catbox is right next to it and LOCKitty Amelia is very messy when doing her business in her catbox, so my shower rug kept getting filthy with cemented cat sand! > _<; So… I had to buy a smaller shower rug at Tuesday Morning (another discount store) and so far, so good! I only had to shake my new shower rug off every now and then, and it has been very manageable so far! ^ _^

Gorilla Wood Glue – And wouldn’t you know! One of my night stand drawer knobs broke off, so I had to buy some Gorilla wood glue to fix the knob. > _< This was kind of an emergency purchase, so now in case anything wood-ish breaks around the house/apartment, I will be ready to fix it, haha. πŸ˜€

Misc. Items: $115.95

Ah yes… the Misc. Items category. Lots of Goodwill purchases here this month, and unlabeled to boot so I don’t know what I exactly bought… But I will be better about listing what I purchased from Goodwill this month so I can properly review this category. In my defense, I was feeling terrible in January on many days, so that is why I did not list everything that I purchased from Goodwill on my budget sheet. Not like Goodwill receipts help to identify items you bought at their store either… – ___- But yes, I am hoping February I will not be such a Spendypants in this category. :C Or be a Spendypants that does not list everything that they bought at Goodwill like back in January…

Entertainment: $5.99

I believe in those Goodwill purchases in the ‘Misc. Items’ category, I bought a few CDs as well to rip to my iTunes music playlist and they would go here in this category, but alas, I didn’t label my Goodwill purchases correctly in January, so I cannotΒ remember how many CDs that I purchased… :C The number was under 10 I am sure….. But $5.99 was the grand total this month for this category; Subscription fees to The New York Times and Shonen Jump make up the grand total in this category all together. πŸ™‚

Eating Out: $11.00

Not too bad here! I believe my most pricey expense here was $5.00 sushi from Sprouts. ^ _^ I still prefer Spendypants Grocery Store, or Safeway sushi though. πŸ˜›

Budgeted Items: $0.00

I’m in the clear for January and this category will be discontinued from now on in future Budget Reports (see first part of post).Β πŸ™‚

 

And the grand total this month comes to…

*drum roll*

Grand Total: $956.02

 

See? What did I tell ya’? Spendy! O _O February is shaping up to be another spendy month as well, but I’m making things work, darn it! > _<;

How was your January 2019 Budget?