Monday, March 22, 2010
Eating In Week Comes to an End
Day 6 of eating in was...leftovers. A little of this, a little of that, something for everyone. We have leftovers about once a week. But we're fancy people so we call it a "buffet". On Day 7 I made a sausage lasagna with salad for dinner and BAM-POW the week of Eating In was over.
What did I get out of this week? For one, I became more improvisational with my recipes. If I didn't have an ingredient, I had to substitute something else. Another attitude shift for me was on restocking items. In the past if we ran out of cereal, I went to the store that day to buy more. This week I said, "We're out of cereal but we do have yogurt, oatmeal, pancakes, waffles, eggs...take your pick." When those things are diminished, then I will spend more money on cereal. All in all the week was painless.
-I spent only $8.36 at the grocery store this week (a gallon of organic milk and some toilet paper).
-I reorganized my pantry and moved things to the front of the shelf that needed to be used up soon.
-No one in the family even realized I was doing anything different this week.
-My refrigerator is no longer overstuffed and I made a small dent in my freezer stash.
-I honestly can't think of any. Unless you count my smug sense of self-satisfaction (but my people are used to that.)
Posted by Meredith