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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.

I hear rain is good luck on your wedding day!

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14 Comments leave one →
  1. April 7, 2010 9:29 am

    Hi Kristin! I made my over to your blog from Tasty Kitchen. Your webspace is so nice! I love the set up and the soothing colors. It’s nice to meet you and I’ll be stopping by often. A girl who loves Red wine and does not give up cheese for diets is a friend of mine!

  2. July 20, 2010 9:41 am

    Kristin! Great idea! I love food blogs, and I also love your writing, so I’ll definitely be around here lots. After all, you were the blogger to inspire me to try making PW’s French Breakfast Puffs.

    Now can you try these?:

    http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2010/07/make-ahead-muffin-melts/

    I think I am going to try them this week, so if I get to them before you, I’ll let you know how they turn out 🙂

  3. August 4, 2010 9:39 am

    I feel like you and I have a very similar thing going on… as in my boyfriend is the PICKIEST PERSON EVER. such boring taste buds and he just doesn’t like anything… and I WANT TO TRY EVERYTHING. its quite funny. glad i found your blog!
    Leslie

  4. MARY GAIT permalink
    August 9, 2010 10:23 am

    Hi Kristin! What a delightful adventure you are on! I love the blog and the pics. Thanks for sharing your kitchen and Kevin with us!!!

  5. August 22, 2010 10:09 pm

    This is so funny, my husband grew up on bland foods so it has taken some work to get him used to some spice. I know how ya feel, good luck!

  6. November 2, 2010 10:03 am

    We might be living a parallel life… except for the 2 picky kids thrown into the mix. 🙂

  7. November 27, 2010 2:39 pm

    omg, are you sure your husband’s name isn’t Manny? lol. He sounds just like my boyfriend. Ketchup goes on everything according to him. He even puts ketchup on tamales… who does that?!? lol

  8. December 19, 2010 3:42 am

    Just stumbled across your blog and think it’s fabulous! My husband and I are just about to enter full time ministry after studying for four long years… living as a student married couple meant that meal planning was a must if we were to stay on budget! I can definitely relate! Have a great Christmas! God Bless.

    ministryofbaking.wordpress.com

  9. Pamela Farrell permalink
    December 22, 2010 5:30 pm

    Hello from Southport, NC! Came across your blog page, from another page, which was from another page, etc etc, and then I found yours! Love your design, concept, and personal touches. I myself have been attempting to complete a worthy blog page, but can’t seem to find the time, unfortunately.

    Anyway, I will be visiting your page from time to time. Best of luck!

    -Pamela

  10. January 18, 2011 8:48 am

    Beautiful blog, Kristin!
    🙂

  11. February 9, 2011 10:11 pm

    Kristin – you are from Edmonton, correct?
    🙂
    Valerie

  12. June 14, 2011 12:23 pm

    I just discovered your blog! I’m sad that you’re taking a blog-break for a while, but I’ll check out old posts for sure! I have an INCREDIBLY picky husband as well, so I take comfort in there being another soul out there whose husband’s heart isn’t reached through food! You and your baby bump are adorable!

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