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Before we moved last October, no matter where we went in our small town, we were never more than about five minutes from home. In our new home, though, making a trip to "town" is a 22 minute venture.
Since we've become accustomed to going to "town" several times each week, I had also fallen into the habit of running through a fast food drive through to grab lunch whenever we were away from home during the noon hour. This is quite a chunk of change when there are seven growing kids and a hungry mama to feed.
After discussing how those trips through the fast food line add up and in an effort to cut expenses, our family has committed to avoid any and all eating establishments for the month of August (and hopefully beyond).
What this means is we do a little planning ahead and pack our lunch in an ice chest if we intend to be away from home for the day. Bologna sandwiches, carrot sticks, home popped popcorn, and water do just fine.
It's not as convenient as a drive through and it definitely isn't a Sourdough Jack with curly fries and a Coke (num-num!), but we are getting into the routine of throwing everything together in a snap and I feel good about the money that is no longer flying out of my purse.