We went down to the water front and I bought a large chai latte and it was over $5. It has been such a long time since I indulged and let me tell you, it was wonderful. I still have the cup sitting here by my computer as a reminder of that lovely day.
But it also works against me because it makes me want another Starbucks Chai latte, but it also reminds of what else five bucks can buy; like dinner for the husband and me twice over. Protein shake from Booster Juice (a place I wanted to bring to my small home town, but that's another story)
I've been reading a blog called $5 dinners, and it has some great ideas. If you have car and buy things in bulk or on sale.
The one sale part I try and do. But I can only buy as much as we can carry, which frustrates me to no end.
If I was organized I would meal plan, and then go to Costco with friends. But I am finding though self-examination
I only like to plan for a few days. Anything pass that stressed me out. When I planning anything major my mind becomes focused on it and all my energy goes into preparing for that event/day. The part that stresses me out is when it's simple things like dentist appointments or even my next cleaning day, that shouldn't take up any head space.
I keep talking about a menu plan, but do you think I could get the mister to give me any ideas for what he would like?
Example: I made potato & anise soup (supposed to be leeks not anise, but I suck at figuring out which vegetable should be under which sign. Brought it home, smelt it and told Mr.Darcy "this is not a leek, it smells like licorice", but I put it into the soup anyway) I froze half of it, and tonight I made it because I was hungry after our routine 6 hour Sunday nap. His response "oh, I wanted mushroom soup, guess I didn't speak up in time" In the end though he did say it was really good.
So maybe I should stop focusing on trying to please him and just make what I feel like eating. oh yes, to my point.
I admire my sister and my mother's way of being able to whip up a lovely balanced supper. I like to have variety when I eat, not eating the leftovers twice in a row, I like to think I lean towards a Macrobiotic diet.
Where as poor Mr. Darcy has special
- All food is better cold
- Will eat the same thing for a week straight
- Needs/likes to eat singular foods as a meal
- Only eats 2 meals a day with lots of snacks
- Avoids gluten like an enemy
- Will always make veggie wraps if encouraged to cook.
It's difficult to apply the knowledge about food and healthy eating when you are hungry or rushed.
Oh how I day dream of the lazy days of house keeping and cooking with time left over for creating things.
Perhaps I was born in the wrong era.