From the Mind of Master Imaginationist Crystal Connor ~"A Trusted Name in Terror."

The Darkness, Artificial Light, In The Valley of Shadows

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

The Magazine Lifestyles of the Starving Artist

For those of you who are following me on Instagram must think I am just rolling in the funds, but trust me I’m not…it just looks like it. I’m always jokingly tell my sister and friends that I want the life I lead on social media lol.
Being a working author is awesome but trying to earn a living while still growing a fan base can be exceptionally challenging, especially when sales are lean. So the point of these series of blog posts will be to share my secrets, tips, and tricks on how to treat yourself to the finer things in life without being fiscally irresponsible.
Since most of the pix I post of are me dining out, why don’t we kick off this series with food!
This culinary deal of the day was found at the Dollar Store: Jamaican Chicken Patties.
Ok so 1st off these are not patties, they are meat filled pastries, so I’m not sure why they’re calling them patties. This is bigger than a hot pocket, the directions say to microwave it but I decided to cook it in the oven instead.  
The crust is very flakey and flavorful. Try to imagine if CheezIts were made with real butter and that’s what it taste like. The filling is surprisingly spicy, if you think the Taco Bell fire sauce is hot, then this would be too spicy for you to enjoy.
The filling is meat and veggies but it’s really blended so that the contrasting textures of the chicken and vegetables are gone but for what it is, its not really a bad thing.
Wanting to stay in the island theme of the meal I paired it with a Bai5 Bubbles in Peru Pineapple. I snagged this from my sister who bought them from an online store called boxed. Each can ends up being $1.60 which is cheaper than buying them individually at a specialty store.
This infusion drink isn’t overly sweet and is the perfect paring for this spicy pastry.
At $2..60 this 430 calorie meal is one I will be having again but next time I think I’ll have it with a spinach and strawberry salad.

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