Goals are important- but so is enjoying reality. Last week we ate fast food multiple times (granted it was Sugar Daddy's birthday week) and we had sugary dessert every single night- birthday cake, ice cream, candy and cookies flowed freely, some homemade, others store bought- it wasn't pretty. My (pregnant) body felt the effects, but I had to just be calm and carry on. Stephanie O'Dea puts it best:
"I’m not an all-or-nothing kind of girl. I like all-natural, organic food, but I also like Cheese in a Can. I try my hardest to get us to all sit down to eat dinner together at the table, but sometimes the best thing is to spread out a blanket and watch TV while shoveling it in."Right now (fall of 2011) I am focusing on
- meal planning, using Kitchenmonki
- eating at the table (there's some pretty ones to look at here)
- and eliminating the position of short order cook in our family kitchen.
happiness is a clean kitchen
a family is inexplicably drawn to the hearthA kitchen stocked with great foods that you can always say yes to. A cleared, clean table- ready and waiting for craft projects, afternoon tea, play-doh (fun for EVERYONE) and group effort culinary creations- is at the heart of happiness.
So I dedicated (yet another) blog to the foods that sustain us and our culinary adventures- such a fun part of motherhood.