Sunday, January 05, 2014

Budgets and Meals

Hey, we all eat out too much, right?

I love my diet coke from a fountain, so that became my excuse to stop at McD's or CFA each morning.  If I'm going to stop, I might as well eat breakfast, too, right?  It's not healthy or cheap, but I did it anyway.  Then J joins the bandwagon and the $ increases, not to mention the bad modeling of healthy eating.  Schedules are busy, and we occasionally race from one event to the next, and the only viable option is eating in the car.  Again, not healthy or cheap.


I don't want to do that anymore.

I've made our menu through next Sunday.  We will be eating food from our fridge, freezer and pantry for the foreseeable future.

I will admit that Christmas and two weeks off work, thus more possibilities to run errands, see movies and shop, mean the budget is tight, which is what spurred this.  However, it is totally doable.

Next weekend, I will see how we did at sticking to our menu and re-evaluate, but I still think we'll make it two weeks before going to the grocery store, and I haven't been in a month as it is.  Admittedly some of the meals will include slightly creative menu items, but hey, that makes cooking fun. :)

1 comment:

  1. You can do it!! By the way, MoneySavingMom (I subscribe to her emails and they're my fave!) has great info on freezer cooking. This has saved us a lot of restaurant trips. On days I don't feel like cooking, I can just check my freezer for stuff I've pre-cooked and stashed in there from another day! Healthier and cheaper!
    I'm really into healthy eating, let me know if you ever need help or have a question! LOVED this post!