Month: March 2014

COM 401 – Cutting the Cable Cord

Save Money, Get More Control

One day, about four months ago, I decided to take fifteen minutes of my time and make one small change that would save me over $1000 a year: I got rid of cable. Now this wasn’t some spur-of-the moment decision, but one that took a few weeks time and discussion between my husband and I.  Would we miss it? What would we replace it with, if anything? How much television did we actually watch? As it turned out the answer to that last question was quite a bit, but most of it was freely and readily available in other (legal) ways.

The idea of cutting the cable cord isn’t a new one. Apple released the first Apple TV in March of 2007, which was limited to allowing users to stream content from the Apple Store. Roku was the next on the market in 2008, and the final of the Big Three, Google Chromecast was released less than a year ago. Users have access to channels, apps, and programs for far less than the cost of a cable subscription, paying only for the content you use.



Com 401 – Recipe Assignment

Macaroni and Cheese – The Ultimate Comfort Food

When winter (and the inevitable snow) comes, I always crave comfort food. It’s warm, filling, and often reminding me of childhood. To me, mac and cheese is the best form of comfort food out there. It leaves me feeling cozy even when the temperatures outside are dipping into the single digits. This recipe is perfect for the home cook with some experience. It’s endlessly customizable and you can have it suit exactly what you’re craving so that you feel just as comforted as I do.

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Skill Level: Intermediate
Servings: Six