“Better a dry crust eaten in peace than a house filled with feasting – and conflict.” (Proverbs 17:1)
Three day old leftover pizza crust may be better than Pillsbury rolls . . . if it means peace.
So don’t forget to. . .
1. Live within your means.
The number one cause of divorce (so I’m told) today is finances. The stress of not being able to pay the bills causes more families to destruct than any other thing. Be wise with your money. If you can’t afford the real thing, get generic. If you can’t afford steak, get bologna and bread. It will be much better for your peace of mind before, during, and after you eat. If you ain’t got it – don’t spend it! It will save you TONS of stress.
It’s better to have crust for supper than a feast – if everyone’s happy. If fixing a feast every night causes stress in your home, fire up a TV dinner. It’s better to play with your kids and come to the table happy where there’s a PB&J than come to the table stressed where there’s chicken cordon bleu.
At the end of the day – in your home – it’s much more about the quality of life you experience than it is the quantity of food.
How are things at your house at the dinner table?