Thursday, January 10, 2013

Happy New Year!

Well, it is so late in the new year to be finally posting that!

Why have I been away all this time?  Well, I was busy busy busy sewing up some cool Christmas presents.  :-) Which I will share with you another day, because I don't have the pictures right now!

Remember the last post I made (long ago...) about my new favorite blog?  Well the very next day I found my really new favorite blog.  It's called Cooking Traditional Food.  And I'm in love with it.  Kerry has put together some amazing recipes using ingredients that I use, and has even inspired me to start sprouting wheat again and even start trying to sprout beans!  (no success on that front yet...)

Okay, well the best part of it all is that Kerry offers a menu mailer-- a weekly or monthly mailer with a menu, the recipes, a shopping list for all the ingredients you need that week, and a daily guide for notes to write about what you need to do each day. I was really excited about this, because I was struggling so much for the last few months with figuring out what to eat each day, scrambling to make it, just buying whatever at the store and then making meals out of it later,...

I joined her email list just so I could get two free ones (a 'budget" one that's only three dinners per week and centers on less meat, and a "classic" one that provides five dinners per week and meat as the main course more often).  I used those two mailers to generate a meal plan for the last week and a half before Christmas. That week and a half was so nice!  I knew each day what I was going to cook and I could start it early enough to have dinner at a somewhat reasonable time.  :-) Hooray.

Guess what?!!??

Chris gave me a year subscription to the budget menu mailer for Christmas.  I was/am SO happy!  I have only been using it for a week now, but this week has been so stress free (on the food front-- NOT so much on the children puking front).  I printed out the mailer (the budget one comes once a month) and I put it in a binder to keep in the kitchen/dining room so that I can reference what's for dinner and the recipes easily.  I have been reviewing it each night before I go to bed so I am prepared for what's ahead the next day!  It's been great.  THANKS CHRIS YOU ARE THE BEST!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

I will be posting more soon.  I have to tell you how my couch recovering project went, tell you about my Christmas sewing project, some coconut flour pancakes I came up with for John, the pickles fermenting on my counter, and a whole bunch of other stuff I took pics of long ago and never told you about.

Love, Janet.

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