When I was married, I entered marriage with the convenience foods mentality. We ate mostly boxed foods and our grocery bills were sometimes $200 a week! That was with 2 small children. Not good. Over the years it took much learning and encouragement from a dear friend. This was a woman who knew how to run a large household effectively and how to cook for them from scratch. She taught me how to bake and cook things simple for my family. I was always under the impression that for your family to enjoy your foods they had to be:
- made with many ingredients
- take hours in the kitchen to prepare
No longer do I think that. Here are most of the foods that we enjoy on a monthly basis. Most of them are simple, some are complex–due to a special treat, but all are easy to prepare.