In honor of a new year that holds lots of exciting things for us (we are getting married, after all), we have set some goals for 2012-- one of which we are posting here to keep us honest. Maybe updating this blog more often should be a goal this year--we'll see. Anyway... the Rowdy House is doing something we've talked a lot about but never actually done. We're eating at home. We're eating at our desks at work. We're eating breakfast in our cars if that's what it takes. To put it simply--
We are not eating out until further notice.
This challenge started today with a long grocery list and lots of discussion about why this is a good idea for us. Here goes:
- Money. Cold hard cash. We want to save up some money to finance our most fabulous wedding in September.
- We have some other goals that are geared more towards living healthy and eating food that we make at home can help support those goals.
- Cooking (for me) is a great creative outlet--one of my other goals for 2012 will probably be nourished by expressing my creativity. I'm not saying all our meals are totally mind-blowing or anything, but still.
So, we're posting some photos of the fab foods that come out of our kitchen. Mama Zahn recently commented that she thinks that our kitchen produces more food per square foot than many other kitchens she knows of. Thanks for the compliment, Penny! You know we love spending time there!
This picture is from the summatime.
So, back to that honesty thing. We're going to post menus and photos from our dinners here on the blog! We will also report back on how it goes from a budget/diet/house standpoint. Tonight we enjoyed a simple homemade pizza with leftovers from our NYE part-ay. Mozzarella, tomato sauce, peppers and onions. With salad. Easy-peasy.
There were also unphotographed brussels sprouts for me. Day one of no eating out until further notice is a success!
Happy New Year! Yay for goals! Yay for homemade pizza!