Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Homekeeper Journal 7/13/10

Prompts provided by Sylvia at the Christian Homekeeper Network at http://www.christianhomekeeper.org/
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In my kitchen this week ………. Pickles. Made them today. No word yet on whether they are comparable to last year’s fire-breathing vinegar version I made. We ate them just the same, but I felt like had serious heartburn for two days afterwards.

I think we do/do not eat healthily because …….. We eat as healthy as can be expected with two small children and a mother who considers Little Debbie her long lost sister. I really like sugar, and I’m trying to do better so I won’t eventually weigh 300 lbs. But at the end of the day, sometimes you just NEED a bowl of ice cream. Or cereal. Or a brownie.

Dear Lord, please let my metabolism hold out. Amen.

My family is/is not resistant to healthy eating because …….. We’re pretty open to trying new foods since I have a pretty good track record with the family in the whole cooking arena. I can usually read through a recipe though and know whether or not it is something we will all eat. I try to make dishes that the four of us all will consume, so that the kitchen doesn’t become my short-order diner.

I do have a garden ………. although technically it really isn’t much of one. We do have raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes, jalapeños, bell peppers, corn, peas (done now), potatoes, onion, gourds and squash, just not a lot of any one of these things. I also have big giant sunflowers this year that will provide some winter entertainment for the wild birds, and the pumpkins out in the pasture are coming along nicely. I’m trying out elderberries this year, and we’ve rediscovered mulberries. Wow! Sounds like I’ve had more gardening success than I gave myself credit for.

The hardest part about eating healthily for me and my family is ……….. my own love of junk food! I used to eat a bag of chips for lunch with a big bottle of pop when I was a teenager. I’ve been off the pop and chips for years, only imbibing occasionally, but sometimes they still call my name. I also love bread, cake, desserts, donuts – anything with sugar really. I would never think of eating a piece of fruit as a snack. The truth is I probably eat healthier right now than I ever have in my life, yet I could fall off the wagon at any moment.

Dear Lord, please let my metabolism hold out. Amen.

My favorite thing about preparing and serving healthy foods is …… that I can’t feel it immediately going to my spare tire. Some foods, I swear, I can literally feel clinging to their sister fat cells around my abdomen.

Well, time to do sit ups or something. Maybe I’ll have a brownie to comfort me instead.

1 comment:

  1. I think you must be my child, especially if you love potato chips! They are my favorite food, potatoes are a vegetable, right? They must be good for you. Great article.


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