Are you like myself, a freelance web designer? Are you planning a dinner party but haven’t had a web design client in 6 weeks? We’ve all been there – and I’m here to help.
There’s no reason why eating on a freelance web designer’s budget should be any less edifying than eating on, say, the budget of the Sultan Of Brunei. It’s just a matter of shop-sense and improvisation.
Shop-sense: either shoplift your main ingredients or buy them somewhere extremely cheap… such as Lidl.
Improvisation: Exactly what it says… improvise. Fancy some oysters for instance? Yes, of course you can’t afford them: and maybe you’re too scared to nick them. Don’t worry. There’s a free alternative if you live by the sea. They’re called Limpets, an abundant supply of which you’ll find clinging to any pier or sea defence wall worth its name. Turmeric and cumin a bit pricey? What’s wrong with crumbled up earth? You get the idea.
The following set-piece menu is from the Delia Smith Cordon Bleu Cookbook. It’d impress your guests but would set you back at least two website clients. Impress those same guests with the equivalent menu prepared from freelancer ingredients, however, and you’d have enough money left out of your last clients deposit to buy fifteen bottles of cider and a scratchcard.