The beginnings

by 365daysofeatingathome

This isn’t the first time, of course, that I’ve come to the conclusion that we need to save money.  I’m a devotee of Mary Hunt’s Cheapskate and Tawra’s Dining on a Dime.  Stephanie O’Dea is my crockpot hero.  I’m a fan of Susanne, the Hillbilly Housewife, and I’ve read a few articles from the Tightwad Gazette. 

Back when we were first married, we were so broke that I would get all the sale flyers together from every store in town, make my menus and my list, and then take it all to wal-mart, where they price matched and had lower prices on a lot of stuff.  Had I kept doing that after graduating from nursing school, I’m pretty sure I could buy a cheap car every year with what we would save. 

And that’s sad.  I’m killing my family’s budget with fast food (completely with their consent, but still) – not to mention the weight issues and future health problems I’m setting them up for.

NO MORE!  This is my manifesto.  I will put dinner on the table every night for a year.  Whether I am there to eat it or not.