The concept of eating well, healthily and simply luxuriously within our means is one that is obviously one that I am passionate about – hence this blog! But what does that look like when it is put into practice? It’s easy to talk about how we love beautiful, tasty food and delicious wine, because we do! It is not so easy to reconcile that epicurious lifestyle to our actual income. Or is it?
I suppose it depends on how one defines “luxurious” when talking about food and drink. Webster’s does not actually define luxury by monetary cost. This is the definition of luxury: “
Luxurious food to me is warm bread, fresh out of the oven. It is homemade pasta, tasting like silk ribbons in a cream sauce. There is nothing more luxurious than fresh berries with cream poured over them or a cinnamon peach crisp. Luxury is getting up early enough to enjoy a freshly brewed cup of dark roast coffee with half-and-half as the sun is coming in the windows. In order to have luxury, one must simply be willing to trade two things: time and gratitude.
I suppose you could say that the next level up of luxury includes expensive champagne and imported delicacies and seafood. Because it does. But those luxuries are ones we rarely splurge on. That’s a whole other level luxurious! I want to live a daily luxurious life within my means. It is my happy habit.
So, I am going to post my monthly pantry and weekly grocery list for you, along with the menu so that you can adopt this happy habit, too, if you want to! The menu for our little family of two might be different from yours, but it will give you an idea of how we live luxuriously.
Click HERE to see The Happy Habit’s Pantry recommendations!
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