You are probably wondering, what is ‘The 365 Day Project”. Well, it is a challenge of sorts, a challenge to dine at home only. That means no going out to dinner or ordering take-away. The economy is in the crapper, especially in the States. Everyone is pinching pennies and tightening their belts.
That means 365 days of eating in, not out. Whether it be leftovers, cooking meals fresh that day or hosting a potluck. You just avoid spending money at a dining establishment. Everytime you are tempted to go out to eat, take the cash you would usually spend and place it in a jar. On December 31st, 2011, count how much money you saved and let me know. I would love to hear your thoughts, what you cooked, etc.
For this challenge, I will post every meal I made for the year. Recipes can be found on our Two Vegan Boys blog. I will post the meal, my thoughts, times when I was tempted to go out to eat or order take-away and what I thawed from the deep-freeze. If you can’t go for a full year, try a month or two or three.
Someone once mentioned that going out to eat with friends is nice social interation. I agree, but host a potluck or have a friend host a potluck, have a bar-b-que as well. It saves money and you get to try a variety of home cooked dishes.
So, give it a try. I look forward to the start of this challenge beginning January 1, 2011. Good luck!