So I just read a statistic from one of my favorite bloggers that said the average American eats out 5.9 times per week.
Oh my goodness ….. that has to affect not only our health but also our wallets.
While I enjoy a meal out every now and then, it has always been a "treat" and not part of our routine. It's just too darn expensive!
I say it's time to take up our aprons and revolt --- it's time to return to the kitchen! Cooking can be fun and convenient with a little planning ahead of time. For our house, this happens on Sunday morning. I sit down with my calendar, review our appointments and activities, and pencil in our dinners for the week. I take a quick inventory of the refrigerator, freezer and pantry and add any missing ingredients to my shopping list that I keep on my phone.
I have to tell you - this is freeing! No more stress about "what's for dinner" at the last minute or trying to defrost something quickly. No more calling the pizza place (again) because the day got away from you. You have a plan!
To give you some inspiration, I've put together some quick and easy meal and dessert ideas in our "Favorite Fall Recipes"
book. Snag your free copy here:
Oh, any by the way …. we put some of that summer goodness away for you and even did some of the prep work to make your meal planning even easier. In our Field to Freezer section of our Farm Stand, you will find;
Whole Green Peppers - cleaned and ready for your favorite stuffing
Pepper Packs - sliced with onions and ready for fajitas, stir fry, pepper steak, . . . .
Diced green pepper and onion - perfect for meatloaf, meatballs, potatoes obrien, omelets, . . . .
Sliced green peppers and tomatoes - can you say pizza night!!!
Shredded zucchini and shredded yellow summer squash - ready for your favorite bread recipe
Stop by the Farm Stand and pick up a little inspiration and let's get cooking!