Stimulating the economy $150 at a time


 To get us out of our economic crisis, I know that as a good American I should SPEND SPEND SPEND.  I did a lot of that pre-crisis, which set off my own financial crisis.  With my current fiscally responsible budget, I spend every last cent of my allowance without guilt, and I try to be a responsible consumer.  Who’s economy do I want to stimulate?  Who do I want to keep in business?

Met with the question on Saturday to buy soup ingredients, I shopped at the Farmer’s Market and the local Korean deli, not Pathmark.  More like emptying my pockets, a handful of vegetables and a fruit was $9.  I mean, really?  For 3 carrots, celery, a leek, 2 onions, ginger and an apple?  I’m stunned.

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This week’s soup was Tom Valenti’s Roasted Carrot and Ginger Soup.  To save money, I made my own vegetable stock, while I roasted the carrots – sorry mega food processing company for not buying your manufactured carton of stock.  For all the steps involved and its seductive title, the soup was good, but not terribly distinctive.  Rich and velvety with a spicy kick from the ginger (or my over-zealous peppering of the stock and carrots), it wasn’t as sweet as expected, I wanted brighter flavors.  I’m still looking for the carrot ginger soup of my dreams, and while tasty, this isn’t quite it.

2 Responses to “Stimulating the economy $150 at a time”

  1. Building a Better Broth « The Littlest Kitchen Says:

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  2. karen Says:

    $9!!! Shocking indeed!

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