Last week I ran across two new companies, which are making cold pressed juices in Chattanooga. Now I would love to try some of these juices, but the drive to get them, which would be a 100 mile trip and the cost both make me pause. They are not something I can duplicate at home since they are cold pressed, but I do have a juicer and a Nutri-bullet, so I could come close to making these juices at home, which is what I did yesterday.
I am not crazy about the juicer since there is a lot of cleaning up, so instead of juice I made myself a smoothie with the Nutri-bullet. I used Swiss chard, spinach, beets, orange, and some green tea I had made. It was good and satisfying and definitely saved me money.
Yesterday I had a hankering for some tacos from the Mexican restaurant, but I didn't want to get out of the house or spend the money. So I went into the kitchen and made me some tacos with what I had on hand. And they were good and satisfying.
Also, I have always wanted to go to the Chattanooga Farmer's Market, but again it is a 100 mile round trip and that and the expense of the produce would cost a lot of money. I know myself and I would spend a lot there. We have a wonderful Mennonite Farmer's Market here and at least 2 to 3 other farm stands here where I can purchase the same things I can get at the Chattanooga Farmer's Market.
I can buy the same things here that I can get at the Chattanooga market. I look at the pictures from the market and I know I would love to go, but I need to stop and pause and tell myself that I have everything I need right here in my own hometown. And I need to "Bloom Where I am Planted". Maybe someday I will make it there, but for now I need to be content with what I can do here and in my own home.
CFO ~ Chief Frugal Officer
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