Delicious and Nutritious

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One of the areas in which I struggle the most is meal planning and cooking.  I don’t seem to have sufficient time to plan meals and I don’t enjoy cooking.  Cooking, for me, is just another chore.  Something that I do because I have to, not because I want to.  My husband is a great cook and he actually enjoys cooking, yet his schedule is such that he doesn’t have the time to cook often.  But, he is the go-to chef for weekend meals.  I, on the other hand, am the “fall guy” for weekday meals.  Ugh!

I can’t keep track of all the blogs I have subscribed to, hoping to become inspired enough to miraculously love cooking.  Shucks!  I don’t even enjoy grocery shopping.  I’ve tried to play the coupon game, but failed miserably.  I did get excited about BOGO (Buy One, Get One FREE) from Harris Teeter once upon a time, but it didn’t last.  I enjoyed seeing how much I could save without using coupons.

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It is a challenge to find meals that are not only delicious and nutritious, but also cheap and easy.   Sure, I would love to cook like  Ina Garten or Giada De Laurentiis, but who has that kind of time?  I sure don’t!  So, I have to rely on my own bootleg version of gourmet recipes.  I figure, as long as the kids eat it, we’re golden. 😆 

Every now and then I manage to try something new.

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My attempt to cook a whole chicken, to save money and use it for additional meals.  Uuuuuum, I accomplished the save money part, sort of (it was an organic chicken).

Delicious and Nutritious is the first in a series on meal planning, grocery shopping and cooking.  How do you prepare for meal time?

Until next time-

She is like the merchant ships, bringing her food from afar.   She gets up while it is still night; she provides food for her family and portions for her female servants. (Proverbs 31:14-15 NIV)

God’s best-

Alexis

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