I am not complaining though. Meals like the one I made tonight are the meals I prefer. Simple, made from whole ingredients, cheap and most importantly, healthy. I figure that the grand total for this meal, about $5.00 for 4 people (my youngest is still at camp). Better yet, we will have leftovers for tomorrow's lunch.
Every few months we get stuck in a rut, we rely a little too much on convenience foods for a few weeks. By doing this, we blow our budget and ask ourselves why did we do this? I would love to say that this is the last time we do this, but it won't be. Life gets hectic, kids get sick, husbands have to work late, etc. These little conveniences in life are sometimes a lifesaver. However, I would like to try to make a promise to myself, and most importantly, to my family, that I will be more careful about what I feed them and how much it costs.