Friday, July 24, 2009

Four weeks later...

And I'm still unemployed. And it still depresses me. So, what's a girl to do when rent is due in about a week and a half? Well, I'm doing some 'brain-numbing' color matching/counting for my buddy Jenna. She's a grad student from the most wonderful school in the world (hehe), NCSU College of Textiles. The colors are car interior vinyls and leathers, and I'm working in more recent years. So wooooo, lots of neutrals. Anyway, I need to dive into that.

But, I also had a small idea tonight on the train home. This is by no means going to pay my rent (at least I don't expect it to). But, it's worth a shot. I created a group on Facebook, so here's the description.

Are you a New Yorker tired of always eating out? Not sure where the paycheck disappears to every week? Craving something homemade, but no time to spare? A friend of mine who has eaten something I've made and wants more? Well, since I now have a bit of time on my hands, I am putting my general knowledge and home experience of cooking and baking for sale.

In New York, especially, no one seems to have time for homemade, delicious food. We pay a premium for (often very good) food from restaurants and markets. Often, we grocery shop and then, before you know it, the vegetables you bought have spoiled before you could do anything with them!

I'm not expecting to "make a living" on this, but I have the time to spare, so I'm here to offer my time and love of cooking and baking. From anything as simple as homemade dressings, spaghetti sauce, roasted chicken to eggplant curry, apricot sriracha chicken, cupcakes, I can do it. (or at least try!)

Prices? I have no idea, but It's all negotiable. Supplies? If you have something in your fridge you want cooked, I'll do it. Otherwise, I'll buy the groceries and factor it in the price. Location? I'm willing to cook either in your apartment, or, more likely in my apartment in Brooklyn. And thus, delivery!

Like I said before, I'm not expecting a booming business from this, but if you're craving something specific or just want a good home cooked meal, shoot me an email or give me a call. Feel free to invite all your fellow NYC friends, who I may know or may not!

So... if you're in New York and are interested in home made food, send me an email! Or if you know of anyone in the city, please pass it on to them.


Kate said...

Interesting idea. I hope it works out for you. I lost my job in April so I know how much it sucks!

Laura [What I Like] said...

What a great idea, it's so important to keep moving forward when you've got time on your hands (trust me, I know!). If I didn't love to cook I would certainly employ you!