There's something about that fresh baked bread smell! Since most recipes yield two loaves, I cut each loaf into two or three chunks and freeze them as soom as they cool off. It's not sitting around to eat quite as easily and I'm not baking all the time.
Originally Posted by margeslp
I don't have much to add for budget tips, but the "crying in the supermarket from stress" thing? Yeah, been there. Be really careful about insulating yourself so much that you recede from the world. Make sure you get out at least several times a week-look for those free things like museums and art galleries. I don't see references to where in the world you call home, but if the weather permits, at least get out for a walk. If outdoors isn't reasonable, walk at the mall or the local museum.
Volunteer at the food bank. Some food banks offer classes in preparing healthy meals from the kinds of products that their clients receive. Perhaps you have a way to help there. If not there, volunteer somewhere in your area based on your interest. When I moved to Austin, I pulled weeds at a local Nature Center. It gets you out, it looks great on your resume and you get conversation started with people you might never be lucky enough to meet any other ways.
Don't let yourself sit at home waiting for a phone call or a job offer. When your friends call and say, "So what have you been up to lately?" You want to be able to say,"I met the funniest young man the other day. He was so inspiring" Or, I've been learning to Rumba. I've been thinking of trying out for DWTS."
Real friends will understand that expensive restaurants aren't on the agenda right now. They'll meet at the park or the zoo or a coffee shop and be glad to see you.
Does your transit system offer a monthly pass? If so, perhaps the lines outside of your usual area may go to places that would be fun to visit.
I guess what I'm taking a really long time to say is make sure that you're having some fun. I'm guessing that if you find ways to enjoy this time that the food enjoyment will return. I wish you great success in your job search.
With all of our running and all of our cunning, If we couldn't laugh, we would all go insane...
"Changes in Attitude, Changes in Latitude" Jimmy Buffet