- In September MJL is busy, but he's cleaning seed and stuff and so he can come in for dinner. I am about a zillion times more likely to make food for him if he can come in and eat it with us.
- I didn't have ANYTHING on the list that required a recipe really, or anything new, or anything on any level that is fancy or different. Only "regular" food that is easy to make and quick.
- Sometimes I let the kiddos watch a show while I was fixing dinner.
- I made my menu weekly, and made the shopping list, and one of us actually went to the store.
- I cleaned and reorganized the fridge, pantry, and freezers in a nesting frenzy, so I actually know what we have and can find it.
Now we're into October, and it's totally different, but I'm figuring that out too (I've only been married to a farmer for 15 years, so it makes sense that I'm JUST NOW figuring out how to eat during the different seasons, right?)
- In October there is a lot of driving meals around and driving farmers around and I should NOT try to eat dinners at the table. I should plan to feed everyone things they can eat on the go.
- Hot sandwiches are easy! I can fix a bunch at once, and then heat them all up together while I'm filling up the rest of the stuff in the bags, and then each kiddo gets a bag and there are bags for the farmers and we're off.
- My meal planning should reflect the reality of life for whatever season we're in. I should only plan portable meals during Fall Harvest, instead of planning regular meals and then getting frustrated.
- Check the day old bread for rolls for sandwiches and sometimes the lunch meat gets marked down too!
- Wrap hot sandwiches in foil.
So now I need some more hot sandwich ideas! Anyone have anything good?