Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Eating Cheap Means...
Everybody's talking about economy~folks are writing books for me to buy on all sorts of subjects where thrift is concerned! Bloggers like me are posting and Twits (oooo this sounds bad~) Twitter about it...but the TOTAL truth is that if you don't spend it, you either SAVED or Didn't have it...but whichever way, when it comes to FOOD~one must eat! I can do without things~fancy or not, but I have to eat...well, I actually LOVE to eat~but that's a whole 'nuther' blog. . . but to sustain life, food must be consumed~but WHAT FOODS, and HOW MUCH foods? OK...since I am not the "know it all" about it all, I did find a cool blog article over at TIME for your consideration. There's a website and a book coming...hey, it's not necessary to GO THAT FAR and buy...just read the interview and hit the site to gain some knowledge of the subject. When I read the interview, I wanted to jump up and down...ok ok! I didn't~WANTED is the operative word here B E C A U S E they were saying some of the same things I have been saying...or rather, they proved what I do AND what I am saying:
Foods prepared at home are less costly~but I go further in saying that we have loads of resources to stretch our dollar savings that we WASTE everyday. Read the article http://cheapskate.blogs.time.com/2009/08/18/how-to-eat-on-a-dollar-a-day/ There are some really awesome points about HOW to do this! AND it's a thrifty-monger's (ME) fuel and FOOD for thought!
Don't pay for recipes, research for free online!
Don't buy other's ideas, loads of folks LIKE ME give them away!
Don't waste another thing~use it ALL up!
I've heard that in other countries they use all their resources and waste nothing. In apartment complexes there is almost no garbage and little in landfills~hmmm....Guess they are USING it ALL! This takes some creativity and planning~along with some work! But to eat on a dollar a day~read that article...also I was blessed to hear a Mp3 download today on organization and budgeting. Thank you Values Driven Family http://www.valuesdrivenfamily.com/HomeschoolFreebie.htm for this opportunity! Resources equal time or money. ALWAYS! Waste Not!
Just not impressed with the $3 per person or the $5 meal plans. . . IT CAN be done on less!
HANG ON to your money~don't ship it out to the landfill in the trashbag~LET it hang around and grow!