Dear Ethan, Audrey and Isaac,
Remember last week when I said our lives were changing? Less Hi-C and more vitamin C?
I jumped on board with a plan to cook more real food. I found and followed a plan from Wholesomemommy.com that was about feeding your family healthy food on a food stamps budget. It sounded like a great idea to me.
I took my list and searched for things like coconut oil, organic meats and organic milk and butter. Also, organic vegetables. I don’t know where Wholesomemommy shops, but I was not able to find these things for anything less than the cost of selling my spleen. I have not looked into how useful a spleen is as opposed to the benefit of having organic food. So, I’m a little torn on it.
I baked bread.
I cut up onions and they made me cry.
It was fun. We ate well. You liked it– mostly.
I am going to have to tweak the plan though. Maybe I should go for “good enough” as opposed to “perfect”. So, let’s ditch the idea that everything has to be organic and just aim for “real”. If it has a mother or grows in the ground, it gets a thumbs up. If it comes in a box? Maybe not the best plan.
I like my spleen and I like the idea of a healthy family, so how about a compromise? What if we planted our own garden? Dirt! Outside! Fun! My friend, Heather, is going to be so proud of me. Maybe she’ll even help. Help me, Heather!