Originally Posted by isosmom
Rainbowbird - Just posted on your thread. Give it a minute, it'll catch on
So I'm running into an unforseen issue, dh is starting to feel like there's nothing to eat in the house. I guess because I've stopped buying prepared stuff. We don't have a microwave so even freezer pre-made stuff takes a while. Does anyone have any good ideas how to handle this? He's been totally supportive of this pantry style of eating, but he is home with dc while I work during the day and so is responsible for brekkie and lunch 4 times a week. So what do I do to make this easier for him?
Thanks for posting on the thread. I'm glad it took off!
My DS used to complain a lot that there was "nothing to eat" b/c after being a bachelor and buying convenience foods he couldn't imagine looking into the cupboard or fridge and not seeeing something he could immediately open up and eat. Over time he has come to see how much more frugal it is to cook from scratch as much as possible, and to eat more healthful snacks. He still says it once in awhile but now he realizes I will indeed be cooking something from the various ingredients and is better about snacking on things like:
cheese (I do buy wheat crackers still)
the homemade muffins and stuff I make
I do buy cold cuts--a high quality brand--so he can also make a sandwich if he wants to. He missed things like canned soup, hot dogs, packaged mixes for awhile but now he is more into health food and doesn't ask about them anymore!