we eat weird

Believe me, we have never been the type to eat out multiple times a week (we're more the once a month kind of folks), but within the confines of Wal-Mart and Kroger we didn't limit ourselves too much when it came to food.

If we felt like having guacamole then we made it, even if avocadoes cost $1.19 each.
If we (okay, okay if I) wanted ice cream, I bought the flavor I wanted, even if it wasn't on sale.
If we wanted meat with a meal, we had meat with the meal.
Etc, etc. We just weren't super careful.

Then our budget situation changed drastically (but that's another story) and we had to reevaluate.

So now we eat... well... weird.

1. We eat what we have. I am slowly but surely learning the art of "creating" food.

2. We eat random meals. If we have carrots and pizza and cold cereal then that's what we eat. (Okay, that's exaggerating a bit... we're not that weird! We did do french fries and cereal one night though... that was pre-baby and we're trying to be healthier now)

3. We're not picky. I am so thankful to have a husband who is truly happy to eat pretty much anything. This makes me more willing to try things out and use what we have.

4. We shop better than we used to... Aldi, sales, coupons... you probably do all that too.

5. We take whatever we can get for free. Case in point- Jon's work had a deli bring in sandwiches for lunch and they brought in sliced onions (which no one ate). They were going to trash them but Jon brought them home a whole big styrofoam takeout container of them. We sauteed them in a little seasoned salt and put them on nachos with cheese and a can of diced tomatoes... they were fantastic!

It works for us and it certainly is frugal.

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Christian Frugal Mama said...

Hmmm. Sounds good. I agree that when the budget gets ugly, we have to do some "ugly" things! :)

Brooke said...

my hubs looked at the skillet of hamburger helper (that i had purchased with coupon for $0.75) and he said "why don't we have this more often. i love this stuff!"

bless his heart.

AmyG said...

We have been in the same boat...and being able to be so flexible inour food tastes ahs really helped us too.

I don't happen to think cereal and french fries is weird...We once had ham and cheese snadwiches made open faced on left-over wheat waffles...is that weird?

emw said...

Way to be creative AmyG, I love it!