Kevin and Ursula Eat Cheap
Episode 137 - The Joy Tonic Show

As we waited in line at the local Co-Op, we noticed something new - Joy Tonic! How could we resist? So in addition to the usual motley assortment of food, we have this little herbal item as well.

So there's that. There is also more from Knorr, fine chocolates, Cosmo mixer, beer, and quinoa. Yes, quinoa. 

All that and more, when We Eat It, So You Don't Have To!

Direct download: KUEC-137.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:55pm EST

Episode 136 - The Cricket Show

Ursula found some Crick-ettes at Hot Topic a while ago, and this week we finally open up one of the boxes (yes, there was more than one flavor) to give them a go. We also break into some new (to us) chocolate bars, several snack chips, peppermint popcorn, and even microwave papadums.

Microwave Papadums, people!

All this, Lithuanian Liquor, and more - when We Eat It, So You Don't Have To!

Direct download: KUEC-136.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:32pm EST

Episode 135 - Macaroni and Shame

Not just one, but two - count 'em! TWO! - kinds of macaroni in this episode. I'm not sure how much shame there is for the makers of these things, or for the chumps who eat them. Like us.

There is also premium chocolate, questionable chicken by-products, and yet another mystery food from Asia.

All this and more, when We Eat it, So You Don't Have To!

Direct download: KUEC-135.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:01pm EST

Episode 134 - Delicious Hair Gel

Now that we've been able to start getting caught up on all the things we have left that haven't expired, we have all sorts of goodies this week.

Puffed goldfish? Check. Faux chicken? Check. Faux jerky? Check. Noodles with no English on them whatsoever? Check. Chocolate things? Check.

Looks like another weekend in our kitchen, where We Eat It, So You Don't Have To!

Direct download: KUEC-134.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:55pm EST

Episode 133 - The Uncanny Valley of Food

Our good friend Uncle Kage was gifted a bottle of Soju. Since he does not drink Soju, it found its way to our house. Which means Ursula is drinking Soju this episode. So there is that...

....there is also heat-stabilized chicken, chili chocolate, squid strips, and lots more.

Right here in our kitchen, where We Eat It, So You Don't Have To!

Direct download: KUEC-133.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:20pm EST

Episode 132 - Ghost Chilis

We're home! Let us regale you with tales from our travels, with wonders from across this great land of ours, and with ...

...who am I kidding? There is a mixture of good, bad, and ugly in this show. I'll let you be the judge of which is which, and we certainly give you our opinions. It is time, once again, for us to utter our battle cry :

"We Eat It, So You Don't Have To!"

Direct download: KUEC-132.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:11pm EST

Episode 131 - SofaWolf Strikes Back

We are in Minnesota for a few days so Ursula can sign all the Digger Kickstarter rewards that need signing. And since we're here, SofaWolf asked to record a new episode with us. How can we refuse a chance to share the love (for some value of "love") with some of our favorite people (and a sponsor).

There are cheese curds and beer, pate and pasta chips, ciders and ravioli, and a whole slew of other things.

All this and more, because even in Minnesota, We Eat It, So You Don't Have To!

Direct download: KUEC-131.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:16pm EST

Episode 130 - From Hell's Heart I E-Pub At Thee

This week, Ursula is having issues with formatting an ebook, so she's grumpy. That does not stop us from eating questionable food, and we do so with gusto! From Steak Bombs (what the heck is a steak bomb?) to fair trade chocolate, from "kosher" mac and cheese to pear cider...

...well, you know the drill - We Eat It, So You Don't Have To!

Direct download: KUEC-130.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:01pm EST

Episode 129 - WASP Nachos

Not gonna lie, we lose it for about five minutes in this episode. Why? It has a lot to do with the amount of alcohol consumed before we actually eat things. Oh, and Bob Evans. But you'll have to listen to get the whole story.

Otherwise, it is more of the same. We heat up things, we eat them. We may have a heated discussion over the difference between a caserole pan and a loaf pan. 

All this and more, when We Eat It, So You Don't Have To!

Direct download: KUEC-129.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:49pm EST

Episode 128 - Food Porn

This time, we had terrible luck with beer. This means that Kevin had three alcoholic beverages in the first fifteen minutes of the show, before giving up and grabbing something he knows, for a fact, doesn't suck. 

This also means before the first bits of food are eaten, he's pretty sloshed. 

Otherwise, the offereings run the usual gamut from bad to good to just plain baffling. In other words, yet another week, where We Eat It, So You Don't Have To!

Direct download: KUEC-128.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:02pm EST