Summer brings many wonderful things. Lakes, swimming, beaches, sun, and more time outside than in. Being that we’re from a northern clime, walking out of the house without so much as a t-shirt and shorts is something that we don’t take for granted.
With warmer weather, however, come consequences. One of these is the mass birthing of the dreaded mosquito. Just when you think a walk around the block at dusk would be pleasant, these blood-sucking party stoppers decide to make your goal getting back indoors as fast as possible.
With a little insect repellent, usually this problem can be mitigated. But there’s one situation in which no amount of bug spray will help… the dreaded buzz of a mosquito in your ear right after you shut the lights off at night.
Even if you just hear it once, there’s no chance you’ll be falling asleep until that thing is dead. It’s going to be on your mind until it’s gone.
By now, you’re probably wondering how I’m going to tie this into food spending. The annoying buzz of a mosquito is similar to how much I’ve been thinking about food spending when I’m at the grocery store. Since I started tracking my spending, I’ve been paying too much attention to how much things cost, trying to eke out every last bit of savings. Frankly, I probably waste more time than it’s worth.
So, I’ve decided that I’m going to kill the figurative mosquito here, and if you’re counting your nickels I suggest you do the same. The overarching goal of Average Dude Food is not to make you waste your time pinching pennies. It’s meant to help you make a lifestyle change that can keep you healthier and add up to some big financial gains over time.
Stop “bugging” yourself: just commit to making the vast majority of your meals at home!