Monday, January 19, 2009
More with Less
As many of you know I dislike cooking - INTENSELY! I have watched my grocery bill climb over the last few months while buying less and not cooking much. You have no doubt experienced the same thing. My friend Anna Marie told me about a cookbook she used when her husband Jack was in seminary, More with Less. She began using it again, she has saved at least 40.00 per trip to the grocery store the last two trips. I thought wow - 80.00 a month in savings to feed two people. I ordered the book from Amazon.com and it arrived Friday.
I will plan a week's worth of menus and grocery shop. I am interested in the recipes as well as the savings. There are recipes for carnivores and herbivores in other words steak and potato people as well as vegetarians.
It is vital we are good stewards of all the Lord provides us, the more I save the more I can sow into the Kingdom. (I can also buy more Palmer's Age Spot Serum, it's working...and is less than 10.00 per bottle.)
The Bible says:
Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
I want to sow generously with a cheerful heart.