No matter how hard I try, Sunday mornings still end up with us rushing out the door to get to church in time. I don’t know how that happens!
Thankfully, this morning I had the perfect amount of waffles left over for pumpkin waffle almond butter banana sandwiches… and Brandon finally got to try some! They were just as big of a hit as last time. And guess what, we kind of got to church on time! LOL
After church we went out with some new friends, soon to become great friends, for lunch. We went to a restaurant where not only kids eat free, they have at least one thing on the menu that we can eat and feel good about. Hey, one is all we need!
We were having such great conversation that I forgot to take picture (darn it) but I can tell you it was all good food. The ordering part was pretty funny though. Our waitress certainly earned her tip! “Can I order the appetizer bowl of guacamole without chips but lots of veggies instead? Can I also please order the kids fajita with no cheese, no tortilla, no rice, and no beans? Can I also order the mixed fajita plate for 2 with no cheese, no beans, no cheese, no sour cream, no tortillas and a whole lot of guacamole? Thanks.” I tried not to laugh. It was super tasty and super good for us.
Here’s a stock photo of my fajitas to give you an idea of our lunch:
After lunch we interviewed a babysitter for the kids, cleaned up the rest of our Christmas stuff, got down all our baby girl things from the attic, and fell over exhausted. At 7 I realized I needed to feed the tribe and didn’t have anything ready and I was tiiiired. Soooo glad to be going by a meal plan which means I had all the ingredients for all those meals on hand.
I wanted to make the spaghetti casserole but my spaghetti squash was bad so I went for a bowl of spaghetti chili. I sautéed a diced sweet potato, 6 diced carrots, a diced onion and a package of chicken sausage, diced. I threw all that in with a large can of crushed tomatoes, some herbs de provence, garlic, salt and pepper. A few minutes later everything was hot and dinner was on the table. It was the perfect ending to a long day.
It’s funny how cooking at home and not giving yourself the option to run to a fast food restaurant (like we surely would have) changes the way you think about “fast food”. All of these ingredients were in-house and available to make a fast, healthy meal but I still wanted to run out and grab something that would have been awful for all of us. Why? Old habits die hard. The more important question is: did I? No. I got up, I threw some tasty ingredients together, and I made a homemade, delicious, healthy meal that everyone enjoyed.
It’s all a choice. What choices are you making?