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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Please, Call Me Old-Fashioned

One of my resolutions in 2010 is to not eat out more than once a week. Another is to continue to learn ways to save money and be a frugal mom. That sounds so easy until I find myself in the middle of raising two small children, fulfilling everyday schedules and responsibilities and staying focused on ministering to friends and family. So often in the past few years I have found myself "picking something up" for dinner because the day got away from me. I want my girls to grow up knowing what it is like to have healthy, home cooked meals around the dinner table. You know, the "old-fashioned" way.

This year's resolution is going to be accomplished by setting and meeting certain goals:
-Make a monthly calendar of meals leaving one day open for eating out and one day open for leftovers
-Make a shopping list for the month and do one large shop (thus eliminating multiple costly trips to the store)
-Stick to the calendar and make the meals I have planned.
-Try to make most meals during the girl's nap time so that I am not caught off guard between 4:00-6:00
-Be aware of the nutritional information of each recipe.

Here we go. This is to keep me accountable and organized. Happy Cooking!

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