After learning of my prep work, planning and organization, many of my friends assumed that I must love cooking. Nothing could be further from the truth. Honestly, the reason I manage the task like I do is because I HATE cooking. However, I want to make certain my kids get a well-balanced and homemade meal each night. It is also great to sit down to a descent dinner and have conversations. Providing the meal is just another way to accomplish the most important thing, spending time with my family.
Although it may seem like a lot of work, actually organizing my meal plan, creating a database of family approved recipes, preparing multiple meals and freezing lessens my stress and saves money. For me, cooking is no different than a heap of dirty laundry. No one likes doing it (okay, someone might) but it needs to get done, right?
I readily admit that I HATE cooking even though I'm really good at it (or so I've been told), but if I have to do it, I'm going to do it in the most efficient, painless and healthy way possible.
In the coming weeks I am sending my oldest off to college. I've managed to nourish a little boy into a ripped Division-1 football player for the University of Nevada. I will tearfully turn over my son and grocery bill to the coaches of the wolfpack!
Good luck! P.S. He needs to eat every 2 hours.
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