Spring Training Commences

A wooden rolling pinImage via WikipediaI’ve actually been in my own Spring Training, for this blog, for months.

I’ve been trying to figure out how to add more subjects to my already non-specific blog, and well.. I decided there was enough of this specific side to warrant a new blog.

I’ve been scouring the internet, looking for recipes to bring the home-made back into my kitchen.

There was a time when I didn’t buy any convenience foods. I was very cheap, by necessity, and the food budget was something that I could control.

And I did it well.

I made my own mixes.. gravies, taco seasoning, spaghetti seasoning, baking mixes, cake mixes, muffin mixes..

I bought my meat in bulk, when it was on sale, and spent entire weekends cooking it. Every meat, in my freezer, was already cooked, with added veggies, onions, herbs and spices.

This cut down on the actual prep time I spent on each meal.

Time was of utter importance, I was a Single Mother Navy Wife. I had three children under five. I babysat for the little tiger boy across the street, I had my two lil’ nephews, and I had a friend’s 3 children, while she was away finding herself.. or something like that. My eldest child was four years old and was the eldest of all nine children.

I also was paid to cook for the neighbor that lived behind us. I’ll get more into that another time.

I had to have dinner ready for 2+ families, every night, Monday through Friday.

We fed church missionaries once a week, had multitudes of guests at our dinner table, often, took meals to ill families or families with new babies.. and well, this was my life circa 1990’s.

The money that I was paid to deliver a home-cooked meal to my neighbor, was my entire food budget.

It is probably no surprise that I burned out, right about the time that I was discovering divorced life, as a true single mom.

I think the last 10 years of my life have been less frugal because I was too burned out to figure it out any differently.

Today, I have no routines.

This must change..

I’m going to spend the next few weeks, finding my rhythm again.. remembering how I used to do it..

I am determined to take back the food budget and not get lost in the bankrupt life of today’s economy.

I’m starting to hate grocery shopping.

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Spring Training Commences

A wooden rolling pinImage via WikipediaI’ve actually been in my own Spring Training, for this blog, for months.

I’ve been trying to figure out how to add more subjects to my already non-specific blog, and well.. I decided there was enough of this specific side to warrant a new blog.

I’ve been scouring the internet, looking for recipes to bring the home-made back into my kitchen.

There was a time when I didn’t buy any convenience foods. I was very cheap, by necessity, and the food budget was something that I could control.

And I did it well.

I made my own mixes.. gravies, taco seasoning, spaghetti seasoning, baking mixes, cake mixes, muffin mixes..

I bought my meat in bulk, when it was on sale, and spent entire weekends cooking it. Every meat, in my freezer, was already cooked, with added veggies, onions, herbs and spices.

This cut down on the actual prep time I spent on each meal.

Time was of utter importance, I was a Single Mother Navy Wife. I had three children under five. I babysat for the little tiger boy across the street, I had my two lil’ nephews, and I had a friend’s 3 children, while she was away finding herself.. or something like that. My eldest child was four years old and was the eldest of all nine children.

I also was paid to cook for the neighbor that lived behind us. I’ll get more into that another time.

I had to have dinner ready for 2+ families, every night, Monday through Friday.

We fed church missionaries once a week, had multitudes of guests at our dinner table, often, took meals to ill families or families with new babies.. and well, this was my life circa 1990’s.

The money that I was paid to deliver a home-cooked meal to my neighbor, was my entire food budget.

It is probably no surprise that I burned out, right about the time that I was discovering divorced life, as a true single mom.

I think the last 10 years of my life have been less frugal because I was too burned out to figure it out any differently.

Today, I have no routines.

This must change..

I’m going to spend the next few weeks, finding my rhythm again.. remembering how I used to do it..

I am determined to take back the food budget and not get lost in the bankrupt life of today’s economy.

I’m starting to hate grocery shopping.

Zemanta Pixie

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