Thursday, October 9, 2008

Food from home 1 Month Challenge!

As I mentioned in a previous blog post, I am attempting to eat meals only at home for the next month.

I'm engaging in this experiment for several reasons:
1) I want to make an effort to eat primarily local produce
2) I love to cook and bake, but for the past few years have moved away from doing it on a consistent basis.
3) I am interested to see how much money I can save by not eating out.
4) I'm fairly certain my diet will be substantially healthier if all my meals come from my kitchen.

So far it's going well and it's actually been a lot of fun. We've had people over for dinner, had good times at the farmer's market, and Alex even brought us some food (she decided to take the plunge with us as well). Earlier this week, we spent pretty much an entire day cooking and baking. It was great fun. We cooked up every veggie we had, save for a few sweet potatoes.

Here is a picture of butternut squash and apple soup I made (with the squash pictured on a previous post). Yum. I served it for dinner later that evening.


Anonymous said...

Those are some great reasons!! The soup sounds tasty, by the way... ^_^

Anonymous said...

Yum...that soup looks so good!

Adina said...

It was delicious. Generally, I make this soup only for Thanksgiving, but since I had the butternut squash in the house anyway, I decided to make it a bit early. The recipe is on the Williams-Sonoma website.