Your answer Crank reminds me when I was 22 and only had enough money to buy a large bag of rice and two cans of Campbell soup. I split the bag of rice and mixed it with one can of vegetable soup and when that was finished mixed the other can with mushroom soup and rice. That was my dinner for two weeks. I could have went and seen my parents, I guess, but back then we were to prideful to ask for help. I rejoined the Navy and must say I have never gone hungry again. Came close a couple times but a pot of pinto beans or a pot of chili is so much better. Maybe we learn to cook better as we grow up. I'm still a stew or chicken and dumpling type of guy over steak and potatoes.