Sunday, January 25, 2015

Lavinder's Going Lean

We've all got dreams, aspirations, shit we'd like to do, right? But there are obstacles that get in our way, taking the wind out of our sails and causing us to give up.  I cannot count how many times I've started a diet or a budget, only to have a crap day where I've dropped every ounce of self-control and went back to old, bad habits:  stopping for McDonald's value meals because it was quick & easy or shopping for a new blouse because I felt like I'd earned it.

I have dream, a dream that will allow my family & I to be a part of something that we not only love, but that we believe in and will allow us to become a contributing member of our community.  But in order for this dream to become a reality it will take some financial finagling meaning we need to create a hard core, no nonsense budget and stick to it.

First on the list of changes is eating at home...thank goodness for Pinterest or I'd reach my frustration point real quick!  This is what we had tonight and it was delish:

Cheesy Chicken and Rice

Note:  I used fat-free cream of celery soup instead of cream of chicken (I feel like it has a bit more flavor) and I substituted a shredded rotisserie chicken instead of cut up chicken breasts.  DELISH!

Now as for the budget, stay tuned to see how we do's going to be good, it's going to be real good.

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