We have entered Planting 2013. If you are following on twitter #plant13 is finally starting to take over my news feeds. What a wonderful feeling!
We had a pretty steady drizzle yesterday so we tore out some trees, vaccinated my cows to get them ready for next breeding season, and spent most of the day cuddling up with our Ella girl. She hasn’t been this cuddly since she was a tiny baby. I know she must be feeling terrible if she stretches out her “MaMaaa” and just wants to sit on the couch and watch TV. She never wants to sit down, ever, and she absolutely is not into the television- at all. Not even a little bit.
It is my week to cook, which means two meals a day in the field. I did my baking on Sunday night, my meals are all planned. Veggies and fruits are all bagged and in the fridge in a basket. Now, with a sick little one I am so happy I have a slight over planning problem. It definitely makes things easier.
This last Winter I really focused a lot on my meal planning and my recipe binder. I have been compiling all the recipes I use a lot into one binder and have been slowly going through my cookbooks and adding those recipes to the binder. My goal is to have just binders of all my go to recipes, instead of a bunch of cookbooks I have to flip through all the time.
I have also been really trying to be more consistent about writing down exactly what I make for meals when I cook for our guys. Amazing as it may sound I do have days, and sometimes entire weeks, where I don’t plan anything out. It doesn’t happen often, but it does happen. I also find myself planning more for our noon meals than I do for our evening meals. So, I am hoping by compiling my completed meals in my planner at the end of the year I will have an assortment of meals that I can choose from. Hopefully eliminating the “What’s for supper?” question I seem to have most nights.
My long-term goal is to have a better “eating” system down before Elliette reaches kindergarten! Ha! Before her I was fine to skip breakfast and lunch and make only one meal. Now, I have really been super focused on getting her her “colors of the rainbow” at every meal. And, we typically do really well. Which is really making me more scheduled about meal times.
I love my weeks to cook because it forces me to plan and stick to the schedule. Tonight I delivered supper to the field and shot this picture of my husband cultivating a field. Field cultivating loosens up the soil and gets it ready for planting. Remember when I talked about how are fields are like a big garden? Well, this is our big garden tiller.