Because we just signed up to have fresh foods from small local farms delivered on Fridays.
What does that mean for me?
Each week (on Friday) a delivery of 6-8 different fresh, local produce items and one harvest’s weekly surprise will be in my hands. Well it will be delivered to my husbands work to be picked up, and then it will be in my hands.
All the produce, cheese, breads come from local farms in my area. Each week you get a variety of items. We signed up for the standard fruits and veggies which feeds 2-3 people.
What it’s forcing me to do is to be mindful of my weekly menu plans. We get the food on Friday night. Meaning I need to start to plan more meals around this lovely fresh foods bundle we are paying for. It’s not too expensive, but it still cost money. Like most foods that are FRESH they will spoil, eventually. I talk about menu planning and being mindful of the food you buy because they spoil. So this frugal, food loving mama needs to change her menu planning ways.
I wrote about how to start a menu plan and to pick a day that works for planning. I always have used Sunday as the start of my menu, but as stated above its time to change that. I think my menu will now start on Friday and go to Thursday.
I need to be honest with you about this subscription of fresh food. Some of the items that are in the bag I have NEVER eaten, better yet, even know how to cook, or what they look like! So look out for new recipes coming your way as we turn into better eaters along the way.
Sometimes I really wish I could be the fun parent. As we have a semi balance of parenting in our house, I can diffidently say I am not the fun parent. Or at least in the prospective of my children I am not the one who wears that hat. It’s my husband.
I do a lot for this family to keep a float and I don’t always have time to be the fun one. If I played every hide and seek game, painted every master piece with my kids, I would be swimming in a mound of clothing and smell like baby vomit. Not a good picture. My responsibilities are different than my husbands. (not more or less… just different)
I do on occasion feel a bit of jealous as they chase one another around the house laughing and giggling. I hear and watch them play as I fold laundry, do the dishes and vacuum the floor. I do enjoy a belly laugh, but this is not my majority of the day as I spend all day with them. My husband on the other hand gets to spend only a few hours before and after work and he feels it’s real important to spend it doing fun things. I do hope my kids don’t keep track as it crosses my mind often.
Yesterday for example, instead of mommy pushing Calvin in the wagon for our family walk, Daddy had to. Why? Daddy likes to race as I just walk freely pulling a 35lb boy in a wagon. No racing, no swerving, just trying to enjoy the fresh air and go for a walk. After about 2 mins of wagon pulling my husband gets in the wagon for Calvin to pull him. So much more fun than mom. But I do have to say it was hilarious to watch the two of them together. This brings me joy.
To all the moms who feel like I do… not the fun mom, you’re probably not and that’s okay. Our kids may not remember all the things you do to keep your house running, but hopefully they will remember the grand moments where you laughed so hard together. Not wearing the fun hat comes with perks!