Well, our summer break is finally drawing to a close. For moms of kids who are returning to school, I’m sure many are breathing a sigh of relief. For moms like myself whose husbands are returning to school, I’m sure many are taking a deep breath. :)
Our menu planning for this month has taken a simplified turn. The meal rotation now includes rotations of frozen specialties from Costco, rotisserie chicken that I don’t have to deal with cooking myself, and easy meals like sandwiches and salads in the evenings. I’m still making a few things like homemade granola and the occasional soup (because the highs are in the 60′s currently), but for the most part, my motto has become “whatever I can afford not to do, I will pay for.”
Did I give up on more frugal ways of cooking? Did I suddenly decide that making things from scratch is for the birds? Did we get a generous raise that allowed us to expand our food budget to make life easier? Or did I promise my husband I would take a test when my birthday rolled around, trying to hold out because I didn’t want to pay for a test that I was sure would be negative, and find out that I was wrong?
We are not yet out of the 1st trimester, but here is a picture of Little D#3, taken this afternoon at 8 weeks, 3 days. Say hi to the world, Little D! God-willing, we’ll be meeting you in person March 2011 :).