As is most of the country, I am watching all my pennies these days while I continue to work on my career. It seems like I am continually having to miss out on lots of extras that just made life more enjoyable. However, I have found that its entirely possible to eat well and have some of those extras after all. It just takes a bit of home-cooking and time-juggling, but its possible. You can have such delights as home-baked bread and other treats even on a very tight budget and in between job-hunting, schoolwork, and networking events.
I will be interjecting with my occasional “poor student gourmet” blog. Most recently, I happened upon a sale at the supermarket of lemons. An entire bag full for much less than I normally spend. But what to do with them?? A few Google searches later and some thinking resulted in lemon curd. Find the recipe I used HERE. I had some time one evening after dinner so I whisked the concoction over a simmering pot and low and behold: lemon curd! It’s good! I had my gourmet treat that normally retails for $20 -$30 per jar for about $2 – $3. I bought some vanilla ice cream to put it on.
Technical instruments uses: Google to find recipe, stainless steel bowl, whisk, copper-bottom pot and refrigerator.