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.