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No is a good word to help hit our goals :)

September 29th, 2014 at 12:38 pm

I had already tallied up Septembers spending so I sure didn't want to change it! Someone wanted fast food over the weekend. Nope. We have plenty to eat in the house. You just have to cook it!

We have been being pretty lax in that department. I hate telling the kids no as much as I hate cooking sometimes. However we don't hit our goals without a plan!

Sometimes the day to day frugal stuff is just plain old boring you know! A packed lunch on our weekend fishing trip is just not as exciting as stopping at some eclectic hole in the wall diner but we did it anyway! Cooking after a long day plain old sucks sometimes but we did it anyway. I am the one that struggles the most in this area as I do the majority of the cooking. Some more self-discipline is good for the wallet and the size of my tush Smile



7 Responses to “No is a good word to help hit our goals :)”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Good luck with no...we need to do more of that here!

  2. Bright Says:

    Creditcardfree~ I hate no so I need that " good luck"!

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    Maybe no could be said as 'maybe later'...as in after we meet our goals! Smile

  4. Bright Says:

    I have so many goals I don't know if I will ever be doneSmile

  5. snafu Says:

    Bright, perhaps if we can identify what parts of cooking/meal preparation you dislike, you can get others to do that task while you carry on. Another possibility is to find another, less onerous way of getting to your goal. For example, roast veggies with a beef roast, bake a chicken and possibly pork chops in the oven all together Sunday AM. That basis may be enough to produce meals for the week with merely a salad, two veggies [from freezer] rice or baked potato and fruit for dessert.

    I found having a meal plan for the week changed cooking from a chore to a pleasant, creative experience.

  6. Bright Says:

    I don't really hate cooking all the time. Weekends are the struggle time. I have a pretty good plan Mon- Fri. I think the real issue is I do 98% totally from scratch cooking and I get sick of cooking and eating my own cooking. Cooking lower carb and gluten free is a pain in the butt!!!! However it is necessary as I want a healthy spouse.

    We had gotten in the habit of going out once and maybe even twice on the weekends. We are trying to break that habit and go out once to twice a month. I need to tell hubby he gets to cook Saturdays! The plan before had been he was cooking or we were going out on Saturday. We just need to break some bad habits we acquired.

    I should try more freezable recipes and batch cooking like you suggest Snafu. That would make weekends much easier . I like to have fun and relax on weekends not cook Smile

  7. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I need to get better at telling myself NO Smile

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