Is this really me?

I’m trying to cut back on what I spend. I have some holiday bills to pay and I want to replenish my savings accounts which consist of a traditional bank statement savings and a kick-butt INGDirect one – 4.5% monthly interest! If I wasn’t so scared about fluidity I’d sock it all into the INGDirect account.

Anyway, part of this fad of mine is not eating out so much for lunches and dinners. I’m lazy. I’m not a good cook (yet) and if food isn’t moments away when I’m hungry, I’ll go out and get food.

So in a one-hour cooking blitz last night, I made a beef/mac casserole, tuna salad, and macaroni and cheese (Kraft, will do Martha’s next week). It’s all in containers (the foil packets are saltine crackers) and ready to reheat or grab to take for work at lunch.

I keep peeking in and thinking “Is this really my fridge?” Granted, it’s not haute cuisine, but my gosh, it’s not Taco Bell.

foodage

Another part of this kick is buying food in bulk. The downside is that since I now cook for one (not that I ever really cooked for us two before, but still) I invested in an inexpensive version of the Food Saver, and my freezer is filling up with vacuum-sealed packs of ground beef. The next time I go to Wegman’s I’ll grab the club size chicken packet.

Naturally, the first thing I did with the food saver was crush an empty soda can. As seen on TV!

food saver

I suppose my next step is to start wearing cat sweatshirts.

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