Hi y'all! My mom is visiting this week, which has kind of thrown our normal schedule up in the air. From her comments and looks, I have a feeling she thinks I spend waaaaay too much time on the computer (she can't seem to understand that that's my job...but that's another story for another blog! ;-) ) so I'm trying to keep my internet time to a minimum.
Anyway, my mom made 2 comments this week that I thought I'd share here:
1) "Cooking from scratch is good and all...but doesn't it take up a lot of your time?" - We have much to teach her, don't we?
2) "You sure eat well for someone who's on such a limited budget." - Yes...yes, we do.
Even though these conversations happened a few days apart, they are very much related. To me, the Paleo lifestyle can be "easy and expensive" or "a little harder but cheaper". If you have the money, you can enjoy some of the finer (and easier to cook) cuts of meat like steak or boneless chicken breast that you can quickly fry up for dinner or buy the prepackaged already-clean-and-prepared veggies in a bag.
On the other hand, the Paleo lifestyle is still very much reachable for those of us on a "limited income" as long as we're willing to work for it. I don't mind buying bone-in chicken (I get the bones to make broth - yum!) or having to wash and cut up heads of romaine for a salad. I enjoy being inventive with what I find on sale that week...but that's me! I love to cook!
So, yes, Paleo can take some time and effort, but I swear, it's well worth it!