Oh my. Thank you, friends! Thank you for the unbelievable response to A Sense of the Resurrection! It’s been a crazy two days as I’ve had some insane problems with the plugin that delivers my ebooks but I’m happy. Happy that y’all are liking the book and excited to see how God uses it this Easter season!
Thinking about Resurrection Day gets me excited because I love the beginning of Spring. Winter is always busy for me with Truth in the Tinsel and all the holidays and birthdays (Four. We have four birthdays from the first week of December to the first week of January!) Then this year we went on the cruise and…what else did we do? Something else. See? I’m so tired I can’t even remember what I did.
I’m just ready for warm weather and normal life. Waking up at the same time, in my own bed. Putting the kids on time and going to the grocery store regularly. I actually decided to get back into eMeals so I can recapture some normalcy and start meal planning instead of eating “brinner” every single night. (Although, breakfast for dinner? Probably my favorite thing ever.)
You know about eMeals, right? Basically, for like $5 a month, you get a weekly menu plan which includes 7 recipes and (the best part) a shopping list! There are thirteen different menus to choose from (including gluten-free, paleo and slow-cooker!), so it works for whatever you and your family like to eat.
We are kinda paleo-ish, low-carb-ish, clean-eating-ish, local/seasonal-ish, whole-food-ish and I’ve been playing with the menus to see which one fits us best.
We did the Paleo menu for a couple of weeks but I forgot how pork-heavy and honey-heavy Paleo is. Plus, there’s no milk or cheese. And I need cheese.
We’ve switched to the Low Carb Menu and it’s a much better fit. We don’t do grains at home ever (except homemade bread) so pasta, tortillas and rice are out. So far, I’ve had to do minimal adapting on this Low Carb menu and it’s way more our style.
Let’s see…so far, some of our faves: Chinese Turkey Cutlets with Garlic Ginger Broccoli (that was on the Paleo menu), Steakhouse Meatloaf with Garlic Thyme Sweet Potato Fries (you know how much I love sweet potato fries!), Chili Lime Baked Chicken, Creamy Taco Soup (I could eat this every. single. day. of. my. life.), Baked Lemon Basil Chicken (which made a really fabulous chicken salad the next day!) and Baked Meatballs with Garlicky Spaghetti Squash.
Seriously. I could never come up with those recipes on my own! And actually have all the ingredients at my house? Not gonna happen.
eMeals does all the planning for me. I just print out the menu plan, look through it to see if there’s anything I need to alter or recipe I don’t want to use (it happens) and then make any notes like “buy this at the farmer” or “get this at Whole Foods” or “make your own”. I go shopping once (or maybe twice if I have to hit Whole Foods, too) and then my pantry is stocked for the week–and I have easy, yummy meals ready to go for my fam!
Now who’s gonna come up with eLaundry? I could really get behind that!
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