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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Confessions of a Broke MoFo

This is where I try to make it look like I have been blogging and didn't just dust this thing off for Vegan Mofo. You are too smart to be tricked like that, right?!

I don't have any official theme yet, but I do know I will have to get a lot more creative this year. Usually I try to buy a lot of ingredients I haven't used yet or whatever new products are on trend, but I am really going to have to stay close to home and on budget this time around. Last year I was unemployed, but still had a bit of money to play around with. This year I am working part time for much less money, so even though I love my job, I am still working on becoming a budget genius. At first I thought this would make for the worst mofo ever, but maybe it will be one of the better ones since I have to put more effort into it. We'll know in about a month, so stay tuned.

I'm definitely going to do some pantry raiding so I can make the most of what I already have on hand. I also might revisit past mofo ideas that didn't happen, as well as plugging away at an a-z ingredient challenge I gave myself last year. I don't think I got too far with it, so those are also an option. I also want to make more pies since I only made three last year and there are way more recipes than that in VPITS. There will probably be lots of soups and starches too. I might highlight some underused cookbooks or maybe at least try to make something from each one at least once? See, I never think I have any good ideas and then as I start typing out of my asparagus, here they come. I am super excited to get inspired by what everyone else is doing, even though it probably will take a whole year to read everyone's amazing blogs.

I am working on some frijoles de la olla right now, so let's see what happens. Peace!

p.s. If you don't know what Vegan Mofo is, learn about it here.

2 comments:

Mandee said...

Raiding your pantry is a great idea, I recently did a clean out of mine and was sad to bin so many things but also happy to find a bunch of ingredients that I can use!

k said...

I probably won't get to it until tomorrow, but it is always a good feeling to know what you have and try really hard not to let anything go to waste. Hopefully I don't have to throw too much out!