Sunday, November 4, 2012


My Grandmother is 87 years old. About 20 years ago, give or take, she decided she had cooked long enough in her lifetime and she wasn't going to do much of it anymore. Sure, she and my Grandfather had sandwiches, soup, and such but she decided no more big meals. For some reason I already feel that way and I'm not where near 87 years old.

I grew up in a family where everything was home made. My dad cooked (he was a cook in the Coast Guard for a number of years) and my mom baked. It was all from scratch. So, I have some guilt about not making from scratch meals for hubby and I, especially since we don't have kids. I have the time, but I realize I don't have the inclination.

This week I tried making my grocery list reflect the fact that we need to eat in more and eat healthier. I was able to purchase a Gordon's Baked Tilapia and since we have lots of various frozen veggies I know we will have a good meal. We also have frozen Jennie-O turkey burgers in the freezer we can have with chips. There are light hot dogs in there. We have tuna we can mix with Zatarian's mix or taco seasoning.

Hopefully this will help us keep our costs down and eat a bit healthier. I was happy at the store today when at the end of check-out we had saved $36.00. I'll take that. Coupons and sales are where it's at.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a wonderful idea! I wish I would be a better cook. I always admire people you can make a nice dinner out of left overs in the fridge.