I just found out recently that we are officially living below the Federal poverty line for a family of five – woohoo! :) Seriously, though, while it’s not always fun to not really have much disposable income on a law school budget, it’s also not terrible. Just this morning, I whipped up a batch of Belgian waffles with a new waffle iron I bought with Christmas money, topped them with pureed strawberries from the freezer and freshly whipped cream. For dinner, we spent approximately $3.50 on a large baking sheetful of roasted potatoes, carrots, onions, and chicken thighs, and supplemented them with pumpkin rolls from the freezer.
And there were still enough leftovers for lunch tomorrow, so I think we’re doing fine. The beauty about making foods from scratch is that it really does allow you to do more with the dollars you have.