Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Preparation saves money but it's hard work!

September and October tend to be really busy months. They are the first months of the youth ministry and we run hard and fast all year but the first months are big month for us.

It's also harvest time!  I'm loving that apples are $.89 per lb at Blocks and last weekend they were $.79. I may or may not have bought like 40 more lbs. I swore that I was not going to make apple butter but really I know my family will love it... So currently, apples are saucing so that they can be buttering in a day or two lol. But in the meantime I may have just had some warm applesauce with homemade granola in it (yum!!!)

It's this time of year that is just a lot of work. It's a time of the year when time spent mean saving lots of money in the winter and having delicious food!! 

It's a funny thing about saving money. I used to wash out ziplock bags and now I think nothing of throwing away much more expensive aluminum pans that cleaned out when thrown into the dishwasher! So I've been doing better at that! I cooked for a very large group this past weekend and saved almost all of the aluminum pans to use for next time!!

I read the book Seven. Stupid book Seven by Jen Hatmaker. (I'd totally recommend the book and might actually read it again and do the study). I don't feel called to do all the seven things. Thankfully God hasn't called me to that, however, I would if He asked (Is 6:8). But I do believe that God is speaking to me about taking better care of my resources. 

I've been given the great gift of cooking, I was given amazing women who taught me great things about running a household. 

I'm sure that people who know me think I'm a little whacky!! I'm always making my own refried beans from the organic pinto beans I home canned. I shred cheese instead of buying it already shredded (it really does taste better). A bunch of us are going up north to stay at a b&b and I'm a kook and want to bring a crockpot so I can make chicken chili to take up there. Honestly I really like the way I cook and for the most part, I'd rather eat food I make. 

I'm thankful for the wisdom that God has given me to save money... Now I just need to be faithful and obedient!

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