I was debating what to write tonight when I came across this post from Jennifer Lorenzetti at Fast, Cheap and Good. The final 2 paragraphs are the crux of the matter as far as I am concerned.
For many people it is becoming increasingly difficult to meet financial commitments and this is a clear reminder that simply making at least some meals from scratch can be a huge saving on the budget.
If you can manage to grow even a few vegetables it can make an even greater difference. Here in Australia, we have the benefit of being able to grow something almost all of the year round in most parts of the country.
Compared to the USA and Europe we are still in relatively good financial shape but it is anyone’s guess how long that will continue. Therefore, it is prudent to consider what changes we can make to the way we prepare our meals that will both save us money and reduce our reliance on ‘just in time deliveries’ to the major supermarkets.
Have you made any changes to the foods you eat or way you prepare meals?
we have started to eat more vegetarian meals, and I grow as many vegetables as I can although hubby does not like many of the tropical vegetables. I keep trying though to grow different types in hopes i will find more that he likes.
Perhaps you could try serving the vegetables in different ways, such as stir-fries and adding to a risotto. Also, some spice or a splash of sauce or marinade can make all the difference. Good luck in your quest.