Does a new kitchen equal better health????
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
10 loooooong weeks of remodeling. and I have an amazing new kitchen to prove it. My husband just let me do what I wanted to do and the result is the kitchen of my dreams.....Electrolux appliances, glass tile, slab granite, new cabinets! So, after 10 weeks of eating out, or eating simple (think quesadilla, grilled cheese and grilled) food, I think we are ready to begin eating MY cooking again.
BUT......that need to change too. No more of the overblown, Sunday dinner type food on a daily basis. I have been polling my friends and it seems that I am the only mom in my super busy group that feels the need to make a full on dinner every night. The rest of them are streamlining and serving easier things. The results of that are pretty obvious. They are eating at home 6 or 7 nights a week, throwing away few groceries AND eating fewer calories. They are doing fewer dishes, spending more time with the kids on homework and actually SITTING DOWN ON THE COUCH!!!! And guess what? I am gonna try it to.
So, instead of making huge meals, I am vowing to put less extensive, healthy meals on my table. I am back to making a weekly meal plan, shopping for what I need and making sure that the first snacks in front of this family are apples, bananas, broccoli and the ever present baby carrots my kids love without question.
My family doesn't love me because I can serve a monster dinner every night.....they would rather have my attention than my fancy food.
Love you all......have a great week!