I know it's a depressing thing to think about on the weekend, but let's face it: these are depressing economic times. From high gas prices, to rising food costs, everyone's starting to tighten their belts. Quite literally.
For me it's meant reassessing what items I put into my grocery cart. This has been especially challenging, since a lot of the food that I've had to practice making for culinary school is far from being economical. I'm already a vegetarian, so I keep food costs down pretty easily by not purchasing meat. But the cost of produce is also going up, so I've started looking into farmer's markets as a way of eating cheaper. It's a fun thing to do on the weekends. Plus, it's good for the environment on top of being good for my pocketbook.
So how are you weathering the economic storm?