OK, I totally stink at this. I have had good months, cut our grocery bill, then terrible months where all I am pulling out for the kids is hot pockets and chicken nuggets. This is that current month. So begins another journey. If I can manage to do a little planning after that confession, so can you. I have gone to other blogs to try and steal healthy meal plans. But some mothers feel that if they are using whole wheat, than they are being healthy. Don't get me wrong, but I am not going to maintain my waist cooking cheesy hamburger whole wheat macaroni or whole wheat donuts. This mother either has a faster metabolism than I do, or she is not eating her own cooking. If all I had to do was go to my Goosebury cookbooks copy 45 casseroles I would be in business. But alas, that is not the case. Why is NOTHING easy for me. Some, but not all, of my recipes on the blog are truly healthy. So I can choose from some of them. But let's face it, 3 meals a day, 7 day's a week, 52 weeks a year...this is exhausting, overwhelming. At least when I look at it during the one calendar week a month where nothing works. Are you feeling me ladies?
I watched Julie & Julia yesterday since we are snowed in and good grief did it make me want to eat! I immediately put Julia Child's cookbook on my wish list. I have some great cookbooks that I will never eat from. It is sad. I wish I didn't care if I was fat, because I would really put down some good food. It makes me sad that all the weight I gained when I first moved to TX was from Sonic and various every other day church events. Apparently gluttony is not a sin in the bible belt. I don't even have a memory of great food passing my lips as a result of that.
Gluten is totally off the menu. I longingly look at the grilled cheese sandwiches the kids ate today and remember that with tomato soup on a cold day in my youth. I'm not saying never again, but not right now as I try to get in better shape. Unless I get more active, meaning more than 2 days a week, I have to REALLY watch it. You would think that would motivate me, because I seriously love food, and yet it doesn't.
So, for now, I will attempt to TRY and put together some meal plans that people can actually eat and not get as big as a city block. Stay tuned!