My very wise 13 year old son asked me recently why, with all of the other things that our family does to save money, is most of my blog devoted to food?
I had to think about that for a few moments because we do save money in many different ways.
We cut costs in numerous areas of our life, such as using air conditioning condensation to wash our clothing (it's clean and free water pulled from our humid Kansas air). And I'm going to cover those items eventually. Because they are important as well.
But one area that can almost always be cut back in any household is the grocery bill. I believe in this fast paced world we lean towards convenience. We work long hours and feel uninspired when it comes to mealtime. Long days, hungry children, lack of fallback recipes and an ill-stocked pantry translates into yet another trip through drive-thru.
Meals are important to our family's physical and emotional well-being. It's an area that can impact our finances, our nutritional status, our family traditions, and provide a creative outlet. I'd say that's way more exciting than turning the heat down!