Why I Feed My Family On Such a Small Budget

roasted cauliflower

Roasted Cauliflower Recipe

Chop cauliflower into chunks, toss in olive oil and pepper and roast at 400 degrees for 20 minutes or until lightly browned.


Last night, as I was getting ready to make a pan of roasted cauliflower, I started to think about why I choose to feed my family on such a small budget.

I know I’m lucky in the fact that I do not have to do this.  My husband has a good job, and if I really wanted to, I could stop using coupons tomorrow and just pay full price for our groceries like the majority of families in America do.  But I don’t want to.  It seems silly to me.

Clipping coupons and getting up early to get the deal can be a pain in the arse, and at times there can be a lot of work involved in growing a garden, but saving money in groceries is my hobby, and I think it’s a good one to have.

Not paying full price for something, is empowering, and it makes me feel good.

And if someone thinks I’m a little weird for wanting to save food from the trash, or that I find it utterly amusing to barter with my neighbors, than so be it.  To each his own.

~ Mavis

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