Don't you hate when the truth of something that you would rather deny hits you upside the head? Tonight that happened to me. The truth being I am lazy! Man I hate that word..But it FITS! I am really ashamed of that fact but I think it is time to own up to the truth. YEP I am lazy!
What a horrible thing to have to admit.
Especially to yourself
But tonight as the Mr and I were enjoying our dinner, I realized it took me all of maybe 30 minutes of my day to save us easily $30 to $40 that eating out would have cost us. $40 for 30 minutes of my time. I mean most people myself included have to work 3 to 4 hours to make that!
So that got me to asking the dreaded question...???
"Honey how much do you think we spend a month eating out, with the kids and just us" The reply was
horrifying embarrassing shocking (though my lazy butt already knew it)
"Oh about somewhere between $400 and $500 a month"
WHAT... Seriously! How ridiculous am I?!?
I guess the better question being how spoiled and lazy am I?
I am so ashamed.
It's not like I am a bad cook, actually I am a good cook. As a matter of fact the Mr. is always saying he likes my cooking more then most of the places we eat! And I have lots of food to make though much of it gets tossed out to the animals (which they love) due to being not used in a timely manner or end up in the compost. The intention is always good when I buy it, but the laziness... oh the laziness!
I make my own cleaning products and laundry products. I only buy meat from a local farmer, have chickens for eggs (and soon poultry), dairy goats for milk,buy fresh fruits and veggies when out of season and I can't grow them myself. Make my own soaps, and other beauty products And I do this to not only to make sure I know what my family is using and eating but to save $$$ and then I create this kind of personal waste!
I mean I have NO idea where the meat or products these fast food restaurants or dinning establishments
use is coming from. I am so picky in what I buy and then I trot off with my family to use, eat whatever.
WELL NO MORE!!!
I vow here and now to turn over a new leaf.
MY PLANI will make a different recipe each night for the next week (except for our one monthly date night) and either keep the recipe or let it go. I might even blog about each one. Well I guess that is it. I just had to put in writing so I can hold myself accountable. What do you do to make sure your family gets good home cooked meals or save with the family budget?