“Oh, for the good old days when people would stop Christmas shopping when they ran out of money” Anon
For RUDE we oftentimes spend Christmas home alone together. Family members have their commitments elsewhere. We do not rock the boat. Nor do we pile on the expectation that oftentimes comes with the season. The best Christmas gift we can give ourselves, is not to get caught up in the Christmas competition. And to simply relax and be merry, whatever our situation.
The graphic above depicts that eating too little is boring. At Christmas time RUDE imagines that many would agree with this. What is eating too little? It depends on the individuals perception, right?
Last Christmas, we decided once again to eat lightly. We certainly did not choose light food to be boring. If anything, we see light food eating on Christmas Day, as quite ‘out there’.
RUDE had ample food but it was light on the stomach. It was not boring because it was not typical festive food fare that’s associated with the season. It was certainly frugal in terms of cost. And a small amount of our precious time was spent preparing it. No hot tempers in the RUDE kitchen. However, I must share that RUDE Boy was over peeling and de-veining prawns!
The Pope’s message from our December 2013 blog post, still informs our choice for festive frugality but we do not feel we are going without. We bought our Australian prawns at $18 per kg. And we had our beer and wine. We set a modest festive table with flashy ‘as new’ bon bons from the local tip shop [landfill].
Total cost of Christmas Day meals for RUDE was $35.
Beat The ‘Supermarket’ Man and eat light [never boring] at Christmas time. And then there should be no need to fork out for diet food programs and/or expensive gym membership in the New Year!