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My life sucks right now - rather than drink, I COOK!!

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My life sucks right now - rather than drink, I COOK!!

caiatransplant | Mar 23, 2011 07:54 PM

Hi all. A quick overview: I'm a 30-yr. paralegal turned over the road trucker, married to an over the road trucker who's been diagnosed with lymphoma (2nd time), trying to pay off his truck, a house and all the usual bills of living. He'll be in the hospital next week for 1 month for stem cell transplant while I slog up an down the roads trying to make enough (with today's fuel bills) to cover everything. It's downright depressing!! So, when I can't take anymore, I turn to my kitchen and cook myself silly. I was in Lafayette, LA, recently and had a bowl of the Rice Palace's "Gumbo" which, after 2 spoonfuls, I pushed aside. So, this evening, after bringing husband home from the hospital, I broke out my stuff and made my own shrimp/sausage gumbo. Killer stuff, if I say so myself. It's a combo of 2 southern recipes and my own additions and it was super. So what do you guys do when the bottom of your world falls out?? I need some recipes that are nourishing, involved (but not too...), good, that will take my mind off husband, creditors, needed truck repairs without $ to do them, but we will, by God, eat well. Any suggestions?

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