New Years Resolutions seem to be something you either love or hate. For some people it is a time to set unrealistic goals that will be forgotten a week later. For others it is a time of reflection on the past year and anticipation of the year to come. I fall into the later group.
Why am I bringing this up in March? And what does this have to do with surprises? Or food? Good questions!
Back in December and early January, I spent a decent amount of time reflecting on what I wanted for the year ahead. None of my resolutions were truly groundbreaking or even life changing. Not yet at least. But I did want to continue, deepen, and strengthen one aspect of my family’s life throughout this year, that being changing the way we eat to keep up with our views of how best to treat farmers, the farm, the animals, and the earth. With this in mind, I also realized that we work with a limited budget; although sometimes if you look at my grocery bill you would not believe that.
So what was my resolution? To keep our budget under $100/week but to continue to incorporate as many local, fresh, organic, and sustainably-produced items on our receipt as possible. Of course that incorporates a pretty big ambition and a lot of buzz-words, so to keep myself accountable, and to help the many others seeking to do the same,
I have started a new blog.
Actually, my friend Megan and I are starting this blog. She is knee-deep in boxes in her new apartment in Texas (which she shares with her husband, dog and two children) so she’ll be posting a bit later this month. Megan is amazing when it comes to planning, using coupons, and basically sticking to a budget. I’m looking forward to seeing all that she offers in that department. She is also transforming the contents of her kitchen, so she’ll have plenty to offer there as well!
It is of course a “work in progress”, but after several weeks of thinking about this and brainstorming ideas, I am so excited for you to see it! We will be posting recipes, recipe reviews, shopping tips, and of course chronicles of our own experiences. I hope this is something that will be of value and not just “another blog”. Feel free to let us know if you have any questions, ideas, or comments. We would love to hear from you!
And for those of you who actually read this far down, I’ll let you in on one more tidbit: today’s post is a little how-to for Chocolate Covered Pretzels!
What are you waiting for? Check it out!