New Column at Bookslut

New Column at Bookslut

My new Cookbook Slut column is up at Bookslut:

So the recession hit home here at Cookbook Slut in late July when I was relieved of the corporate job I’ve held for the past ten years. While it wasn’t a job I loved, it was a job that came with a very sturdy paycheck, and when the last severance check arrived this month, I went into something of a panic. There it was. All the Money I Am Ever Going To Have.

And so I did what I always do when confronted with financial instability …. (click here to read the rest)

4 thoughts on “New Column at Bookslut

  1. had to layoff 80% of my staff early this year and now trying to get off this rat race next year, so in the process of figuring out the budget and how to simplify my life — good tips, loved your advice on saving money on booze 🙂

    best of luck to you

  2. Hey, guess what? I bought a 1/4 of a cow. I’m sharing it with my sister-in-law, who has an extra freezer & can store it all.

    My husband and I are both employed by the same companies who employed us at this time last year, working the same # of hours, but our combined salary is 65% less. That beef may be all the meat we eat for the next 6 months!

  3. There is an old souther housekeeping joke… “Make sure you save your bacon grease. You’ll receive instructions later.” For years I had no idea why I was saving this darn bacon grease. I thought it was because you didn’t want to pour it down the pipes and clog up your plumbing….WRONG! It is for adding to beans and soup! Rice and beans night will never be looked at as the bland meal again.

    Oh and that sludge recipe sounds a lot like haggis, which can be fabulous when made right. It can be cheap too. Mostly organmeats chopped or ground and mixed with pin oats and your favorite spices and seasonings. It’s like a Scottish meatloaf.

  4. Haggis! I hadn’t thought of that — also like scrapple — the Pennsylvannia Dutch “treat” of miscelleneous pork bits with cornmeal mush — make into a loaf and fry.
    Pork and beans. Hmm. It’s snowing again and that suddenly sounds sort of good. With some greens from the garden … ideas ideas … I do think straightened circumstances can be good for us sometimes, at least it makes us all more creative!

Comments are closed.

Comments are closed.