As reported by YourTango, Celine Villegas has discovered fame underneath the deal with of Motel Meals on TikTok the place she serves up meals she guarantees affords “5 star” high quality at reasonably priced costs.
Her movies supply up an array of spectacular and easy-to-follow recipes comprised of the consolation of her motel kitchen.
Her first video, detailing learn how to make a basic spaghetti bolognese for simply over $8 has been considered over 100,000 occasions – and that is solely the start.
A video on learn how to make nachos with purple rice has racked up greater than 300,000 views, as has her do-it-yourself rooster parmesan recipe. The parmesan recipe will be considered here:
One other clip, chronicling how to make authentic Tacos, has been considered additional 400,000 occasions whereas her greatest hit got here with another spaghetti recipe which has been watched over 5.2 million occasions. The movies have confirmed poupular with foodies and households on the lookout for reasonably priced recipe concepts.
“One factor individuals want to appreciate is a mother is gonna come by means of irrespective of her state of affairs,” a person, posting as RawAttack15, wrote underneath one in all her movies. “This seems to be superb.”
2K20 participant agreed: “Though you could not have a house of your personal, you be sure that your children have a meal and that issues. Thanks for being an ideal mother.”
For Villegas, the TikTok posts have additionally supplied a precious supply of revenue with the mother-of-two together with a hyperlink to a GoFundMe web page as a part of her profile.
On the fundraising web page, Villegas explains how she and her two children are “at the moment homeless and quickly staying in a motel in Los Angeles.”
She says she arrange the web page as she is “unable to proceed paying for this motel” and describes her efforts as a “final resort.”
“My kids and I are really in want of assist and most of all stability,” she writes. “Because of the value I’m unable to proceed staying right here. I’m unable to save cash for payments or to avoid wasting to maneuver right into a rental/house.”
Villegas has set herself a purpose of elevating sufficient cash to cowl their motel prices alongside along with her first and final month’s hire and the assorted bills related to transferring into a brand new rental property.
She says her recipes and fundraising is all a part of a concerted effort to assist her household discover “a spot of our personal to name dwelling.”
Responding to 1 fan on TikTok, Villegas mentioned that regardless of the upheaval her “household dynamic is regular on a daily” apart from the very fact they don’t reside in their very own dwelling.
She instructed one other that that they had beforehand stayed in a homeless shelter however had a “dangerous expertise” and determined to maneuver right into a motel.
On the time of writing, Villegas and her household have acquired $6,468 in donations having set an preliminary fundraising goal of $5,000.
She has additionally confirmed within the feedback of her extremely standard spaghetti recipe video that they’re effectively on their method to having sufficient saved to maneuver into an house.
“Due to my TikTok household,” she wrote, “I’ve been capable of not solely pay up for our motel, but in addition save greater than half of what’s wanted for our house!”
Newsweek has contacted Villegas for remark.