While I have been online quite a lot lately, I haven’t been blogging. No real inspiration, not many kitchen pictures to share in a blog hop. And oh yeah, Easter break was over.
I’m glad it is the end of the month, because I can’t wait to start a new one. I like ‘fresh’ starts and it’s time for me to really cut the costs on grocery shopping. Not because we can’t afford it, but because it’s happening mindlessly. I have a menu on mind, I go to the store, add some extras to my chart and I’m unpleasantly surprised at check-out. I know it’s in the extras, but still… I just don’t seem to care enough. And I should. If I ever want to feel more comfortable tackling big projects (house-wise), or consider spending less hours at work, I should create a more solid buffer.
I have a challenge in mind. I think it should be realistic, but it will ask some effort. I want to limit my food-related spending and set myself a budget of 10€ a day for all meals. I can use what I have in my cupboards and freezer and I think I might find a lot there. I hope at the same time to reduce my food waste: it’s a shame how much still gets thrown out.
I want to create a master-recipes list before I menu-plan. A list of let’s say 50 recipes that I can play with during the month, depending on what’s on offer. And I desperately need inspiration. So here’s to you: any ideas on budget-friendly recipes, preferably focused on veggies? They would be most welcome…