Except when I was ill, I always found time to make breakfast and dinner. You don’t have to produce a gourmet meal to make your family happy and in most cases they would prefer you didn’t.
We sink into a fog of apathy, hopelessness and discouragement and just give up trying.
Take one week and write down how much you spend eating out.
That includes all those coffees, soft drinks, things from the vending machines and snacks you buy throughout the day.
Be sure to write down the amount of anything that goes into you and your family’s mouths for an average week. Multiply it by 4 to get a monthly estimate and I think you would be just plain shocked.
I’m beginning to wonder if another reason we eat out so much is that it has just become a habit.