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kcwriter wrote:What do you all think? Lord, help me
luvoatmeal wrote:Good Morning All!
My DH called this morning with the wondeful news that because of budget cuts in his school district, his pay is being cut, due to forced furlough days, by $5000 a year. My first reaction of course was some anger and dismay all rolled into one - but it has given me reason to reflect on priorities and what is really important. We have lived very comfortable lives and have had all of our needs and wants met, without me having to work outside the home for the last 25 years. We have truly been blessed by God and seen His faithfulness to us.
We will have to tighten our belts and now ask ourselves if what we want is truly a need or is it just a want. This will be good for us and teach us contentment.
And as it relates to McDougalling I think it will have very positive benefits too. We'll have the opportunity to clean things up in the food department. More potatoes, beans, veggies and fruit. Less packaged and bottled foods. For example: I buy the convenient quick cooking brown rice which is much more expensive than buying brown rice in bulk and cooking it on the stove top. I'll also start making my own Marinara sauce instead of bottled - healthier and cheaper. I could go on, but you get the idea.
So there is always a silver lining to everything, and I believe that the Lord definitely wants us to learn to be more content, creative, thrifty, and trusting of His will for our lives. All good things.
I would love for you all to share any ideas you have on thriftiness whether it's food related or otherwise - I think we could all benefit and help one another with this.
God Bless you all
luvoatmeal wrote:Pinkrose - how does the cost of food in China compare with US prices, and what do you typically eat every day?
pinkrose wrote:If you visit us here, we will serve you my favorite dish: rice pasta with tomato sauce (made from fresh tomatoes), chopped veggies, bean spouts and a green veggie. This is naturally very low in fat and sodium and so tasty--better than Italian spaghetti! Would you like yours mild, hot or very hot?
Mrs. Doodlepunk wrote:pinkrose wrote:If you visit us here, we will serve you my favorite dish: rice pasta with tomato sauce (made from fresh tomatoes), chopped veggies, bean spouts and a green veggie. This is naturally very low in fat and sodium and so tasty--better than Italian spaghetti! Would you like yours mild, hot or very hot?
Would you mind posting this recipe?
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