Wednesday, December 5, 2007

CHG Favorites of the Week: The Norma Rae Edition

Usually I post an article on Wednesday, but I’m running a tad behind this week. This is for two reasons:

A) The article is a massive, research-heavy behemoth, guaranteed to shake the Earth to its very core and,

B) We got our year-end Christmas gift from my company yesterday! Turns out, they’re severely reducing or completely eliminating all our benefits. It’s making me and several thousand other workers Ho Ho Homicidal.

While I ponder the highs (pretty picket signs) and lows (live burial in Giants Stadium end zone) of becoming a labor leader, please accept this humble edition of CHG’s Favorites of the Week, which would normally appear on Thursday.


Blog of the Week
A Penny Closer
Well-written and fun, A Penny Closer waxes philosophical on all kinds of financial matters, including food. Best of all is the Reducipes series, which reads like a dollar-saving mini-cookbook.

Organization of the Week
Any Solider
A friend of mine wanted to send a care package overseas for Christmas, but didn’t have a specific name. Enter Any Soldier, where members of the military write in and request supplies, food, and ways to pass the time. Go! Now! (Read the instructions carefully, though.)

Quote of the Week
“They take great pride in making their dinner cost much; I take my pride in making my dinner cost so little.” - Henry David Thoreau

Standup Routine of the Week
Jim Gaffigan on Hot Pockets
Indiana comedian Gaffigan dissects those compartments of evil in a most hilarious manner. I don’t know if the best part is his repeated chiming of the slogan or “I’m gonna die!”

Tip of the Week
Freeze chicken broth/stock in the following amounts: two cups, one cup, half-cup, and ice cube-size. It’ll make it way, way easier to use the measurement a recipe calls for, and you won’t have as much left over. (Don’t forget to label!)

Untried Cheap, Healthy Recipe of the Week
Chicken Marsala with Crimini Mushrooms, Pancetta, and Sage by Well Fed
Oh, frabjous day! Will you look at this thing? Good god, I want it RIGHT NOW, and it’s not quite 11am.

Video of the Week (Food Division)
“She Don’t Use Jelly” by The Flaming Lips
This is the first radio hit from Oklahoma City’s favorite sons, which tells the epic story of … I have no idea. And neither did anybody else at the time. It’s almost hard to believe these are the same guys.

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Tanya said...

Ugh, yeah, no kidding. My boss just dropped 401k match by half less than 6months after I started working here. Their fabulous 401k match was one of the reasons I picked this job over other, higher paying ones. Needless to say, I am *not* pleased.

Tanya said...

I win! Although, I have to say that the big downside of blogging rather than mail is that it makes it insanely difficult to share leftovers. I'd be happy to save you the baking and get the unhealthy goods off my hands (hips, etc.) Gym and veggies for a week after dealing with this bunch.

jody said...

my husband and i have watched that jim gaffigan thing before and we laugh to tears every time!! and every time hot pockets come up (slae flyer, ad on tv, etc) we sing "caliente pockets!" hahahaha-glad we are not the only ones who find it hilarious

AnnieKNodes said...

Grant from Well Fed always makes me drool.

Can't wait to read about the fish! I just discovered Wild Edibles in Grand Central. Did you know that they label their fish, so you know if you're getting something sustainable? Pret-ty cool.

Lylah said...

hi there kris....just wanted to thank you for the post over at my blog...

and looks like you have lots of fun reading! blessings...lylah