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"I love pizza and I love this recession!"

I just spent $40 without coupons on one grocery trip and felt positively lush because I bought a gallon of cow's milk. (Even at $2/gallon, that's almost ten times the cost of making soymilk from soaked dried beans in our SoyaJoy. Guess what I am finally sick of drinking?) We haven't spent that much at one time on groceries since January, maybe.

And then I read This Recession Is Awesome! at McSwy's and was jealous that the narrator gets to eat pizza.

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mzflux
Mar. 18th, 2009 09:28 pm (UTC)
Laughed my ass off while reading that Mcsweeney's piece and sent it around to my coworkers! Yay.
oddharmonic
Mar. 18th, 2009 09:42 pm (UTC)
McSweeney's always cheers me up.
karaksindru
Mar. 19th, 2009 03:26 am (UTC)
Don't forget to add some chocolate syrup to your milk tonight. ;)
pretty492
Mar. 19th, 2009 05:04 am (UTC)
I read this article about coupons and what not. One lady said that after getting grief from her husband about her saving methods she put everything she should have spent but didn't because of coupons in a separate account. After a year she had over $6000.00 in the account.
oddharmonic
Mar. 19th, 2009 07:44 am (UTC)
I've done couponing and price notebook keeping in the past. It wasn't that huge of a savings for me since I mostly buy staples and in-season produce, but it helps with baking stuff (I know some people boycott Nestle, but I do not) and Vogon's hair products.
paradoxymoron
Mar. 19th, 2009 05:37 am (UTC)
*brings you a pizza*

Reminds me, I need to figure out a recipe for a bunch of hotdogs, rice, and cans of veggies.
oddharmonic
Mar. 19th, 2009 07:51 am (UTC)
We eat a lot of rice and steamed veggies (we buy jasmine rice in bulk sacks) but I don't know what to do with hot dogs other than various iterations of casserole that are not terribly healthy (but the hot dog and tater tot casserole is good in a "this is going to give me a coronary" way.)
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oxymoron02
Mar. 19th, 2009 05:38 am (UTC)
I laughed, I cried, I emailed it to my mother. I figure she fills my inbox with stuff she finds funny, I should return the favor. :D
oddharmonic
Mar. 19th, 2009 08:15 am (UTC)
I thought about sending it to my dad, but then I worried he might not find it funny. He mostly sends me religious forwards.
polyhymnia
Mar. 19th, 2009 06:17 am (UTC)
I talked myself out of getting pizza this week because of cost. Now I'm craving it.
oddharmonic
Mar. 19th, 2009 08:05 am (UTC)
I like making pizza from scratch, I just cringe a little at the price of cheese. Wal-Mart used to carry a brand of mostly-soy cheese that came in two-pound bricks for cheap and melted well, but I haven't seen it in years.
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rainingvodka
Mar. 19th, 2009 06:48 am (UTC)
i can't remember the last time i did "real shopping" at the grocery mart and spent less than $50.

i think i could save a lot of money if i stopped drinking. but then, i think i'd start spending that same money on hookers (or drugs, or both!). so i think booze is a better call. ;)
rainingvodka
Mar. 19th, 2009 06:51 am (UTC)
ok and i just read the mcswy article and had to LOL. thanks!@
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radixx
Mar. 19th, 2009 07:21 am (UTC)
Great article, but now I'm craving pizza here at work. I think this weekend I'm going to make a very odd, non-traditional seafood pizza. I picked up some really tasty looking fishcakes at the Korean market and I know I have a pre-made crust in the freezer just waiting for a creative moment. I'm thinking the fishcakes sauteed lightly, with some baby portabella mushrooms, and maybe some roasted asparagus in a light white sauce. What do you think?
oddharmonic
Mar. 19th, 2009 07:33 am (UTC)
Thanks for NOT HELPING. Seriously, it sounds great if you like fishcakes; I am not quite sure what they are but portabellas and asparagus are always a good bet.
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assmonkeydiary
Mar. 19th, 2009 01:44 pm (UTC)
I hope I'm not to blame for you reverting back to cow milk!
oddharmonic
Mar. 19th, 2009 02:50 pm (UTC)
Oh, I miss it the whole time I'm using soymilk.
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