Downshift Spending & Keep Your Writing Career in Grow-mode (Part Two)

2. Stock up on and stretch freezable food (see original post)
The other day at the local grocery store, the checker told me that the floods in the Midwest had wiped out one third of the store’s summer corn supply, so expect the prices of all things made of and fed corn to go up soon. I turned around and bought some bulk meat, divided it into small servings, poured in some marinade (some call it salad dressing) and froze it. Even someone with a small freezer like mine can do this and stretch a buck.

If you have a big freezer, you can really save by hitting the stores now. Kati Neville’s book, Fix, Freeze, Feast: More than 125 Recipes to Prepare in Bulk and By the Serving tells you how. Each recipe includes instructions for dividing, preparing, and storing the raw ingredients, and a second set of simple directions for thawing, cooking, and enjoying the food. These recipes are lighter and fresher than traditional bulk-cooking recipes, with a focus on simple stews and stir-fries, quick grilled or broiled main courses, and popular ethnic meals. Visit Kati’s website for more cooking inspiration.

(…to be continued)

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2 Responses to “Downshift Spending & Keep Your Writing Career in Grow-mode (Part Two)”


  1. 1 anniegirl1138 June 27, 2008 at 7:21 am

    Better opportunity to give up some of the corn based foods. Corn is nutritionally void and those things that eat it are taking in empty calories. You should check out the documentary King Corn.


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