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Cooking more at home and drinking less

November 6th, 2012 at 10:53 pm

Please don't judge (or if you do, please keep it to yourself), but I like my sauce and I drink nearly every day. Usually a few glasses of wine or a few glasses of beer and I enjoy it. I typically drink while eating or cooking dinner. Also I can be pretty good about eating only home cooked meals, but laziness pops in and pretty soon I'm running off to the corner restaurant for my instant fix-it-meal.

For the past two weeks, I've been diligent about setting a weekly meal plan and drinking a little less, buying all raw ingredients and then preparing said raw ingredients into something edible. The downside is I'm doing a lot of dishes and I hate doing dishes. So one way to solve that problem is to make a lot of one pot meals. So soups are coming into regular rotation. But I don't like soup without bread. So I'm making bread again. I have a bread machine so that saves me a bit of time (and dirty bowls)

I've also tweaked and re-tweaked my budget. I know it takes me about 60-90 days to get into the groove of things so my budget isn't too harsh (yet), after 60-90 days of eating home cooked meals and watching my money like a hawk, I hope to adjust my budget again to see whether I'm on goal or not.

6 Responses to “Cooking more at home and drinking less”

  1. baselle Says:

    No judging here - all good goals. And i have to agree that it is a better habit to set the routine first, then check the savings and adjust after the habit is maintained than it is to worry about and tweak things on the fly.

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    One pot meals sound like a good plan, as does drinking less! Smile

  3. Bob B. Says:

    Welcome! I missed your first post. Good luck with your goals. I'm about 2/3 of the way through my own debt reduction plan.

  4. Thrifty Ray Says:

    As baselle said, no judging here. Good luck on your journey, we will be rooting for you!

  5. Looking Forward Says:

    Welcome! Sounds like you have a solid plan.

  6. Momma and the boys living on budget Says:

    meal planning is really good and will help you! Nothing like a good glass of wine while cooking. I use my crockpot alot and it is helpful. Dinner doesn't need to be fancy.

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