I pick up my cleaning stuff and toothpaste pretty often from that 99 cent store in Silverlake after having a breakfast at Millie's. They have so much canned seafood and other stuff and my plan's been for a long time to create some decent meals where most of the ingredients come from 99's shelves, but I never get around of it. A while ago I saw a simple recipe for Thai omelette with oysters in Gastronomica magazine, well 99 didn't have whole oysters but pieces of oysters. I had the omelette with some Thai beer and it was okay. I usually shop on that Mayfair on Franklin, and I'm not in a "student without money," -situation, but everytime at 99 I just think "SO much all kinds of stuff here, I should be able make something good out of this." (I also voluntarily shop for produce at Food 4 Less on Sunset; more options than, say, at Mayfair, and stuff is almost free. I mean, 3 pounds of limes $1 and so on.)
Anybody else worked on this challenge?