Sometimes being frugal is not being green, and vice versa. Sometimes bein green can become very time consuming, and some of us (like me!) have very little time to spare.
Today, I did 2 loads of dishes- before I started my cooking day! (View more about it at www.stockpilecooking.com) The bad thing is that I did them last night- it’s not that I’ve been piling them up for days.
I do realize that when school starts, we’ll use less dishes- hopefully! I’ve really been thinking about going to paper plates and bowls. At least for lunches, sandwiches, snacks, etc. I think it will be more cost effective to pay full price for the plates than it is to pay for the water, electricity, time, and detergent (which costs just mere pennies with coupons).
What do you think? Am I delusional in my dish free, not so environmentally conscious dreams? Will the use of paper plates cancel out depleting the country’s resources? Is it actually going to be cheaper to use paper plates? All I’m asking for is a beautiful, dish free world.. that’s not too much to ask, right?