I am busy. Who isn’t these days? Between our life of family, friends, careers and full time ministry, it seems there is never enough time in one day. Back in January I started a new endeavor that changed everything for me: a simple concept called meal planning. Taking a few minutes each Sunday to plan our week ahead, fit meals into those plans, and run a one stop grocery shop has made our lives run that much smoother and helped us save a ton of money.
But there is one wrench to throw into the mix. My husband is picky. Super picky.
Now I love my husband. He is funny. Smart. Handsome. Kind. Generous.
But when it comes to food, it’s a different story. Let me break it down for you:
I love flavours. He loves plain and simple (i.e. boring).
I love trying new things. He loves what we had last week (if that includes meatloaf or a burger).
I love spices and herbs. He loves ketchup and three-cheese Ranch dressing.
I love vegetables, beans, tofu. He loves meat. And potatoes. Preferably scalloped or mashed with 8 tonnes of butter and full fat sour cream.
This is a blog about loving my husband but also my love for trying new dishes and new flavours. It is a blog about what is coming out of my oven and how I make it work for two people with very different home-cooking backgrounds. But mainly, this is a blog about one girl’s attempt to be healthy, organized and fed in our busy world and to share it with your busy world.
About the Author:
It’s a not-so-secret fantasy of mine to be a published author. Defining exactly what that means has become both simpler and more complicated in this day and age. With blogs, anybody can be a “published” author with no rejection… my personal favourite type of publication. I love to write, eat, create and take pictures; therefore a blog is the perfect outlet for me. It also means I can write “About the Author” instead of the typical “About Me” because nobody can tell me not to. Love that.
I am a wife of just over two years to a husband in full time ministry at a large church in Alberta, Canada. I work full time in higher education working with students who have disabilities. These two factors alone leave me exhausted half the time, and we are thinking about someday adding babies into the mix – how do women do it these days? This blog will certainly bring you along on my journey. Between our families, life, careers and ministry, I had to make a change and meal planning has become my answer to the dreaded “what’s for dinner, honey?” each night.
Other things you need to know: I am a serious coffee snob. I love a quiet day with a cup of tea and a good book. I learned nothing about cooking from my mother when I was growing up (no fault of her own… I had zero interest), but now I call her at least once a week to ask her just a quick question. I don’t consider myself an incredible cook by any means and I am just starting to venture out from the exact recipe in front of me. But I love it. And you can read about it.