Saturday, November 12, 2011

Bulk Frugal Meals

First off, wow, it's been exactly a month since I posted last. I was doing so well at posting every single day while I was working but every since school started, goddam. This is bad.

Anyway, the job I applied for turned into two different jobs. I didn't get the first one but I am in the running still for the second. Will find out in February, and that's the best possible news really. If I had to start working right now there's no way I would be able to handle it. I can't even find 15 minutes to blog everyday, how am I going to work 20+ hours a week?

So today's frugal thang. Bulk meals. They sound so awesome on paper, but the actual implementation is usually pretty messed up. For example, 2 weeks or so ago I made a massive batch of chili. And I mean massive. Trouble was I used the wrong spice and it was way too hot (never add a lot of spice before tasting it). I just wanted chili flavor, not the inferno that I got.

But oh well, a little spice isn't going to make me waste $30 of food. I've been eating it for a while now, and I would say I'm easily below $1 a meal. The problem is that I'm a bit of an idiot. I didn't freeze any of it. So now I've been eating it for 2 weeks, my body is getting sick of it and it's making me feel like death every time I eat it. Has it gone bad? It smells fine and isn't fuzzy, but is that really enough?

Anyway, the moral of the story is: don't be an idiot. Don't add ingredients you've never used before willy-nilly. And freeze your food so none of it goes to waste.

For the record, I'm not planning on wasting any.

And Storage Wars is a very addicting TV show.