I knew that this month would be super busy and we would be tempted to eat out a lot, perhaps even fast food, so I decided to take the Eat Real Food challenge to see if we could still eat homemade food in March. I think we have done pretty well, so far. We have been out to eat only once (chinese food), and we have not eaten any store bought prepared meals.
I made egg salad on Friday evening of last week in preparation for a busy weekend, we then had something to make sandwiches out of for our weekend lunches.
I have made food on the weekends to carry us through the week. The first weekend was wild rice and turkey casserole, this week it was salmon with agrodulce sauce and an egg bake.
On the night I had a board meeting my husband grilled sausage from a local butcher, and served it with sauerkraut and home canned beet relish a friend gave us (we shared our home canned apple juice in exchange).
This week I made spaghetti, with sauce made from homegrown tomatoes and locally grown beef and yogurt to eat with my homemade granola for breakfast.
Last week we made use of leftovers we had stored in the freezer from last month. We ate the leftover lasagna and leftover confetti bean soup.
All in all, I think I have proven to myself that it can be done. It is much cheaper and tastesd better than eating out or buying frozen prepared foods.