On one trip to the grocery store Jared and I were both hit multiple time by parents who let their four year old kids push the shopping carts. You know, that mini carts with the flag poles so parents can actually push them when in reality parents just let their little spawn run rampant through the produce section, which is stressful enough as is, leaving every man and woman for themselves? Yes. Those damn carts. After that trip as Jared and I loaded our goods in the car, he paused and looked at me to say, “When we have kids, the grocery store can be mommy alone time.” I thanked him, because I struggle enough making sure I get everything on the list. I can’t be responsible for another human AND the grocery list. My superhuman days are left in high school.
I do, however, enjoy the process of planning a week of meals and I like making the list of ingredients we’ll need. If I could change one thing about the process, it would be that Jared help me make the executive chef decisions. But I’ve tried that… it’s like pulling teeth. At least he pays for the groceries, and this week we have two dinner provided for us.
The hardest part of being a working, college student involved in Fraternity and Sorority Life is finding time to make healthy meals. I love long breaks, like winter and summer break, because I have time to actually spend loving the food that will love me. For now, I will try my best to work with the time I am given.
The Menu | November 30 – December 5
November 30 | Whole Wheat Spaghetti & Cranberry Spinach Salad with Pumpkin Seeds
December 1 | Barbecue Crockpot Chicken over Baked Sweet Potatoes w/ Green Beans
December 2 | Leftovers
December 3 | Delta Gamma Formal
December 4 | Jared Work Christmas Party
December 5 | Lettuce Wraps