You have a Pinterest account, don’t you?
Are you like me and Pin lots of new recipes, but never try them?
Well, I finally tried one. This one.
Was it Pin-worthy? (Yes, that is a Seinfeld reference.)
I’m afraid not.
They were okay, but not better than french fries. They were not crispy. They did create a good deal of smoke in my house, however.
Unfortunately, I won’t be making these again.
I thought long and hard about what to give up for Lent. I have lots of options…Facebook, chocolate, Candy Crush Saga, coffee, etc.
I wanted something that would be a sacrifice for me, but would also benefit my family. I decided to give up eating out for the following reasons.
1) It’s healthier for my family to eat home cooked meals. I control the ingredients and portion sizes.
2) It’s a sacrifice for me because ordering out or running to McDonald’s has always been what I did when I was too tired to cook or too stressed to figure out what to make. Now for forty days, I don’t have that option.
3) It’s healthier for our budget. Eating out is expensive! Our family of six can easily spend $30 on fast food. I can buy lots of whole foods for $30 and even splurge on items, like shrimp, that I don’t buy on a regular basis.
4) It’s forcing me to create and stick to a meal plan. I’ve been trying to do this for over a year, but I always give it up after a few days because I have a stressful or exhausting day and I default to take out food.
What did you give up for Lent?
I decided to start this blog for a number of reasons.
1) I want to capture the memories of my four children. They are growing up too fast and are currently 9, 4, 2 and 11 months. It seems like just yesterday I gave birth to number four, but it was almost a year ago! I’m not into scrap-booking. I did not create a baby book for any of them. I love to take pictures of them, but I’m terrible about sharing them in a timely manner. This will be a place for me to document their childhood.
2) I need accountability. Last year I set goals for myself, but I only achieved one of them. Pathetic, I know. I never shared my goals with anyone, not even my husband. If I share them here and report on my progress, I hope I will be achieve more (or all) of them this year.
3) I want to share ideas with others. Lately, I’ve been looking for information on line in a few areas and I haven’t found what I’m looking for . Once I find what I’m looking for, I’ll share it. If I can’t find it, I’ll just have to create it myself and I’ll share that too!
4) I trying to help my family find financial stability. I’m always looking for ways to save money and to earn a little extra. We have financial goals that we are working toward and I hope this blog will help us reach them.