So I Disappeared For A While

It’s been weeks since my last post. The small kitchen didn’t swallow me up whole and spit me out.

Rather, I chose to literally live in the kitchen and only crawled out when I had to do laundry and activities of daily living, take Farmer to his physical therapy appointments and then eventually go back to the job after a week off and accepting an offer for a new job, same clinic.

What a ride it’s been.

But, I’ve come out of the kitchen unscathed, armed with recipes and ideas to share.

Now that the son who used to eat a lot is out of the household, I’ve noticed it’s become a challenge to take my cooking down a notch. I think it needs to be downsized to the size of my kitchen.

While this is great for the food budget, it sure has put my meal planning habits out of whack. I’m used to batch cooking a week’s worth of meals. I found out in a short time meals do not disappear like they used to.

Plus, I got into a meal planning rut. I plan for 2 weeks at a time, making a trip to the local Walmart grocery once very 2 weeks because I absolutely hate grocery shopping. Now that I can shop from my Walmart grocery app on my iPhone, that has become more tolerable.

Back to the meal planning rut, I think I may have conquered that.

It all started when I was invited to a Facebook Tastefully Simple party. I had no clue what Tastefully Simple was until then. Now I wished I knew about it sooner.

What got my undivided attention was the meal kits. I just had to try them. I just had to get on board and be all in, so I became an independent consultant.

I got going on the 30-meal kit right away, after informing Farmer and our son who lives here yet that they would have to be my culinary guinea pigs and test these meals out. The photos of the meals included the kit sealed the deal.

Meanwhile, a friend of mine became a partner in this 30-meal kit test project, after discussing it with her husband. Again, the photos of the meals got her on board. In her words, just looking at them was enough to make her want to salivate. She wanted that 30-meal kit ASAP.

So, almost 30-meals later and then some planned out, I believe I’ve got this meal planning rut smoothed out. The same can be said for my friend who just told me that the kit was a success for her too.

I took lots of photos of the meals I made and took notes along the way. Can’t wait to share this with you … another day, another time as it’s late.

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