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#41

Canned peaches with cottage cheese, or cream over either canned mandarin slices or fresh raspberries, were the go to deserts when I was a kid :slight_smile: fond memories indeed.


#42

My mom would eat it with green olives and pepper. Weird but tasty.


#43

My mom’s go-to was to mix in a can of tuna.


#44

your husband is good people.


#45

oh boy.

  • mixed with sriracha and tuna (optional to serve in a romaine lettuce boat)
  • mixed in with tomato soup
  • thrown on top of a baked sweet potato
  • topped with a dash of pepper
  • mixed with flavored protein powder
  • mixed with honey
  • mixed with nut butter
  • blended into a protein shake
  • blended with raw eggs to make super creamy scrambled eggs
  • i used to have a cottage cheese pancake recipe
  • mixed with cinnamon toast crunch
  • mixed with sugar free cherry pie filling and fat free sugar free cheesecake pudding mix for the best low calorie dessert ever.
  • mixed with mio (water flavorer)
  • can be used instead of sour cream
  • blended with ranch packets to make protein ranch
  • throw it in with pasta to make it creamier
  • throw it on top of steamed broccoli, or diced tomatos.

i am literally the Seuss of cottage cheese. i will eat it on a boat, with a goat, while a top of a parade float.

does. not. matter.


#46

I mean, I definitely agree! And it sounds like with the weight lifting and the cottage cheese, you have a lot in common!

(Although way less weights for us now :frowning: when we sold our house, we sold our home gym too. Now I mainly do yoga and he mainly does BJJ)


#47

Hmmmm I might have to try it on top of roast broccoli! We currently use feta, which is lovely. I assume cottage cheese would be similarly delightful.


#48

A former lover introduced me to cottage cheese and mashed potatoes. Just layered atop one another with black pepper. YUM.

An elimination diet I did years back got to a stage where I ate cottage cheese with tuna and avocado for every meal for several weeks and it was DELIGHTFUL.


#49

No fair. All my elimination diets, dairy is the first thing to go. It is NOT delightful. I miss cottage cheese. cue lots of whining


#50

Hi! I’m cookaberry from the Billfold, though I wasn’t a super active commenter there. I am mid-twenties, in my last semester of grad school and getting ready for a whole bunch of financial and life transitions! Moving in with my partner, getting back into full-time work in a new city… I mean, I guess that’s it, but if feels like a lot!

I found the Billfold when I was newly salaried after a year or two of working many PT jobs and not budgeting because I was scared to know how little money I had. And then I had a predictable pay check and no idea what to do with it! The Billfold was a great place to figure that out (which ended up being aggressively saving to go to grad school), and I’m grateful for it! I’m a little sad to be losing it in the midst of this new transition period but excited to try out OMD. It’s been a while since the (TV) forums of my early-aughts youth!


#51

I was on a TV forum as late as 2013. * laughs *
But hi, nice to meetcha. Congrats on all these big life transitions! They sound like positive ones. :smiley:


#52

Hiya! I just discovered both this site and the Billfold within the past couple of weeks and while I’m bummed I didn’t find the Billfold sooner, I’m glad to have found this little corner of judgment free money talk pop up in my life.

You are going to have a big year! That’s exciting!


#53

Agreed - love your username!


#54

Hi. I’m mirepoix. Mirepoix is not a name (actually, it probably could be) and is the french culinary term for a mixture of chopped carrots, celery, and onion. I read over at The Billfold for a long time but never actually commented there. I have an undergrad degree in Art (idk I feel weird specifying which one) and graduated a year ago. I live in a big city and have no real job yet (I’m doing PT seasonal only work so in February that basically translates to UN-employed).

I’ve been a very lazy job searcher because I had an almost catastrophic health issue pop up in my final months of college, so I’ve just been in a fog and not really with it. Luckily I’m getting stronger mentally by the day, but I’m in a scramble to starting pulling in some money before I miss student loan payments.

I have an interview with Target coming up in just a few days! It will be for a basic starting retail position but it’s something! I also have some (volunteer) work with a theatre company on the horizon, which will pad my resume with something relevant to my degree and career goals.

I’ve talked to a temp company because I also want Admin. Assistant work, but something about it feels scammy and scummy to me (Not that being a temp itself is bad, just that I don’t necessarily trust the Staffing Company) So we’ll see if that pulls any work in for me.

I fantasize about being a Lyft/Uber driver on the side a lot but don’t know if it would be worth it (damage to vehicle, safety issues as a woman driver).

Maybe I should be a dog walker?

Anyway, any post-grad 1,000 job hustle advice would be appreciated! Happy to be here learning from wise sages.


#55

Hi @mirepoix !
Sorry to hear about your health issue! I hope you are doing well. <3
A lot of your post resonated with me. I have a minor in Art, and started my post-college career working as a barista for Target in a small town in the Midwest. :smiley: Then I became an Admin Assistant, haha, through a temp agency!
Just hang with it, don’t be too fussy for a job right out of the gate being perfect. You can do it!


#56

Any chance you live somewhere with a large state university? Ours has its own internal temp agency. They are big enough that they regularly need people to cover medical leaves, etc. I haven’t applied there yet as I am enjoying having no external demands on my time, but if I do end up in a position where I need to generate income again that would be high on my list.


#57

In fact I live three blocks away from a huge state school! I did not know this was a thing but I am definitely going to look into it. Thank you! (is this common for all colleges? there are plenty in my city so it’s definitely an avenue for me to look down)


#58

Hi! QueenAlice here!

Love seeing some friendly “faces” while scrolling through this thread :slight_smile: :slight_smile: :slight_smile:

A few thoughts floating through my head as I read through:

  • Peaches by The Presidents will probably be stuck in my head for the rest of my day
  • I love YNAB, it is how I started my financial journey
  • I found YNAB the day I decided it was time to stop ignoring finances because “I’m still a student who cares”
  • That day was sometime during the last few months of writing my dissertation
  • I wrote a dissertation leading to a PhD in essentially Biomedical Engineering and I get to use all the cool parts of my degree every (working) day and I love it.
  • You likely now realize I’m much more interested in FI than the RE

So, HI! So glad to be here.


#59

Yay, hi hi!


#60

I’m not sure how common it is. Probably has to be a pretty big school to justify having their own temp pool – ours has over 45k students and probably 10k staff/faculty including the med school/teaching hospital