“I’m gonna try to make some stuff this year, just to save a little extra.”
The economic downturn has meant fewer shows and shorter hours at her job as an office assistant at Del Frisco’s Steakhouse, as many Americans have cut back on the luxury of dining out. According toa recent survey in the economist, US consumer spending on food decreased by almost 10 percent in 2010.
Miles is bucking this budgetary approach, saying she is determined to eat well despite a decreased cash flow. But she is budget-conscious in her own way. She is big on cooking at home, and has several tricks up her sleeve for making the most of her daily meals.
The strategy she is most adamant about? Making a list and planning in advance. Continue reading