The day my column ran about using coupons more effectively to save money, I broke my own cardinal rule -- I went to the grocery store without a list or a single coupon.
I'd wanted to fix dinner before I went to work because I knew I'd be late and my kids deserved more than Hot Pockets and canned corn. (Dad's idea of gourmet cooking.)
While struggling through the last five minutes on the elliptical machine, I settled on baked rigatoni. All I needed was some ground meat, tomato paste and cheese.