Several years ago I wrote a series of post on how to live without a bunch of crap clogging up your life and how it can save you a lot of money. I had no idea how much traffic those posts would get day after day, year after year, but these are some of my most read posts. They are not well written nor do they contain any kind of brilliance. They are just posts that state some basic strategies for living with less.
Since I’ve been working this year a lot of my previous time spent in the kitchen has been sacrificed and I find myself purchasing more and more convenience food items for my kids to pack in their lunch boxes. But one thing that has not changed is my ability to skip the mixes. We don’t use mixes. I say we, because by some miracle my children have been able to learn a thing or two about baking and they are not afraid to open a cookbook and follow instructions for pancakes, waffles, cookies, biscuits, cakes etc. Really, it’s just so basic.
I know my boys are not going to call home and ask me how to make biscuits or pancakes or cookies or any other kind of baked good. I also know my youngest will probably be 6’7″ tall and still want to sit on the counter to help and that’s okay because he’s my little tiny biscuit eater forever and ever and ever no matter how gigantic he gets.
So, they know how to cut butter into flour, but they do NOT know how to clean the friggin’ kitchen. I’m just sayin’, they find baking easy.
Now share with me a simple money saving tip that you have used over the years that most folks don’t consider easy or convenient.