barbiecat wrote: »
Food Shopping, I am a minimalist with food as well as with other parts of my life. I fix simple meals and eat the same things over and over. I don't have to budget as strictly now as I did at other times of my life but I am careful especially to buy only what I can use and make sure that I don't let things spoil and have to throw them out. I would eat the same things all the time but Jake wants more variety so he started reading recipes and bought a slow cooker for making things. Since the recipes make more than we can eat in a meal, we freeze the extra in canning/freezing jars to have at another time. This also assures that we control portion size and don't eat too much of anything at one time. When I buy bread for myself, I keep it in the freezer and take out one or two slices and put them in the toaster. I buy primarily frozen vegetables because that assures that I don't worry about spoilage. We do buy salad makings and Jake will often make a salad for himself with bleu cheese dressing. I eat salads plain (a good budgeting strategy for both money and calories). We rarely eat in restaurants, drink no alcohol, and have stopped traveling so money for food doesn't have to be rationed so strictly. I lost weight using the Isagenix plan and still have an Isagenix shake for my breakfast. As a great contrast to my simple cooking and eating style, two of my favourite TV programmes right now are "The Great British Baking Challenge" and "The Big Family Cooking Showdown", both shows set in Britain with fancy cooking with ingredients I've never heard of.Kim,
ydailey wrote: »
If we can get rid of enough extraneous stuff I'll lobby for a housekeeper every other week or so. But meal planning is not exactly rocket science, and it annoys me that a smart man can't take this simple task off my plate.
Anyhow, that's my vent and it's a small one in the grand scheme of things. Now back to work.
-Yvonne in TX
exermom wrote: »
M – I would love to order my groceries online, but the problem is that you need a minimum which I usually don’t make in one trip. Plus, I know that the person picking out the groceries isn’t going to look at things like expiration dates and I will. I’m trying to give Vince less and less meat. Only problem is that he will eat so few veges. Me on the other hand will eat practically everything so I fill up my plate with at least 3 different veges. In class Jess said that she goes to the class to hear the lecture since you can ask questions but when she comes home she goes over the lecture again.
Michele in NC
Snowflake1968 wrote: »
Machka - I’ll make you a generous offer, for airline tickets and a two week vacation I’ll come organize your papers. That’s what friends do! 😂
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