Retro Sundays

I created the Retro Sundays series to help newer readers easily navigate the very best of this blog's enormous back catalog of content. Each Retro Sundays column serves up a selection of the best articles from this week in history here at Casual Kitchen.

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This Week in History at Casual Kitchen:

Cajun Meatloaf (August 2007)
Sure, meatloaf might be the most derided food in all of midwestern American cuisine. But once you try this recipe, adapted from my all-time favorite Cajun-Creole cookbook, you'll look at meatloaf in a whole new way. Possibly the single least healthy recipe in all of CK's Recipe Index, but also one of the most profoundly delicious.

Doing Your Favorite Thing: How to Spend Exactly the Right Amount of Money For an Important Celebration (August 2008)
When celebrating significant achievements and events in life, have you ever noticed how there's often a shockingly low correlation between what you spend on the celebration and what value you get from the celebration? One of my early efforts at exploring frugality and mindful consumption.

Sauteed Penne with Broccoli and Chickpeas (August 2008)
This is a quick, delicious and healthy meal, perfect for an evening when you don't have a lot of time to cook. And with a bit of practice you make it in under 20 minutes.

Spreading the New Frugality: A Manifesto (August 2009)
If there was ever a time for the frugal lifestyle to go viral, with all of the financial and environmental side benefits that accrue with it, it's right now. It could make an enormous difference across the whole of our society.

A Question of Food Quality (August 2009)
When I wrote my highly controversial post Guess What? We Spend Less Then Ever on Food, one reader wondered if the quality of food today is meaningfully worse than the quality of the food in our grandparents' era. Here's how I tackled the question.

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