Maybe I was thinking about the shrimp po’boy I had last month while visiting friends and family in Washington, DC, or memories of the food in New Orleans six months ago, but for whatever measure, last night I was craving a fried fish sandwich. With that rarely specific craving in mind, I stopped at my favorite Astoria grocery on the way home to pick up ingredients for the quick meal. To my surprise, breaded, heat-and-serve tilapia was the same price ($3.99/lb) as frozen/fresh, but I decided to do the seasoning work myself. After scurrying through the store for some accompaniments, I made out with the fish, a whole chicken for a later meal, lettuce, tomato, fresh bread, and scallions for $14. Yeah, that all works out to about $2/meal or less.