After reading Mrs. White's post on coupons it has made me question whether couponing is really worth it. In order to make a decision, I decided to try an experiment. I will cook and bake as much as I can myself from scratch, using basic ingredients, to see for myself how I can save the most money.
Today I am going to spend time in my kitchen. Already I have hard-boiled eggs for salads and to make egg salad sandwiches. I have cubed up bread to make my own croutons, and I'm baking bacon in the oven to make our own bacon bits.
I'll probably make Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins and Tuna Noodle Casserole for dinner. I'll peruse my pantry to see what other things I can make myself from scratch. I want to get away from processed foods anyway and would rather prepare foods that are filling, tasty, and nutritious. Sure, I'll be spending a lot more time in the kitchen, but my children won't be starving all the time, eating me out of house and home, and I suspect I'll be stretching my husband's income even further. And those are all good things!