I had no idea this blog was mentioned in his book, “Living Large in Lean Times”!! I feel a bit bad that I haven’t been blogging here. I could be giving budget minded folks so many ideas right now. I hereby vow to stay up to date here. Kind of excited, actually.
So much has changed in the last year and three months. We are still in the hills, still working towards living a self-sufficient lifestyle, still homeschooling, and definitely always trying to save money!
So what is different? Our way of eating has changed quite a bit. Our focus is eating foods in their natural state (not raw, just unprocessed), trying to eat more local food, and trying to implement more Nourishing Traditions type methods into our diet. It certainly takes more time out of my day, but it has been SO worth it.
Make no mistake though…sometimes you need a down home country meal, and we haven’t given them up completely.
I kinda feel like I may have missed out on sharing these recipes with people who may have stumbled upon this site after reading Clark Howard’s book. I hope that more people come by so I can share my excitement. I am LOVING cooking more than ever, and although we have had to increase our budget to $150 a week (up from $100), I still feel like we are doing really well for a family of five.
Feeding our families in this economy isn’t easy. EVERYTHING is SO expensive right now and trying to eat food that is actually good for you on a tight budget is remarkably difficult…but POSSIBLE.
I CAN’T WAIT to show you how.
Thank you, Clark Howard, (who may never ever read this and see that I am grateful) for inspiring me to come back here and open up my kitchen to everyone again.