Saturday, October 29, 2011

31 Days: Day 27 - Lazy Sunday Meals

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We used to eat fast food a lot on Sundays after church. By the time we get out and arrive home, everyone was starved, and I didn't feel like cooking. In fact I don't cook at all on Sundays. It's my day of rest...from cooking at least!

Our church now has a fellowship hour after church where different teams prepare a light luncheon. It is just enough for my husband and myself, that we usually don't even need more for lunch.

Now, the rule at our house is that you fend for yourself on Sundays (unless we have guests). There is always a jar of peanut butter, lunchmeat, or leftovers. Sunday evening is snack night. Again we forage and usually end up with popcorn, ice cream or leftovers.

A meal at a fast food joint costs our family anywhere from $15.00 - $25.00. At an average of $20 per visit, even 2 times per month saves us $40/month or $480/year.

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