Happy Friday! If you share your blessings from the week, be sure to link up over at Living To Tell The Story. I thought it would be fun to share a food-filled fave five this week (try saying that five times fast).
1. Morning coffee in my favorite mug. I’m not a huge coffee drinker, but I enjoy starting my day with a cup. I think I drink it more for the French vanilla creamer than I do for the caffeine.
2. We go through a ton of fruit every week, and it puts quite a dent in my grocery budget. I don’t like to limit the kids eating healthy food, but sometimes if I don’t, we run out before the week is over. Wednesday night after church my mom asked me to come out to her car. She bought us a huge bag of apples and about four pounds of grapes at the local farmer’s market. This fresh produce was a wonderful, unexpected blessing. The kids have had an unlimited supply of fruit to snack on when they get the munchies.
3. A couple of families in our church raise chickens, so we usually stay stocked with fresh eggs. Case and Shay are my main egg eaters. It’s a blessing to have fresh eggs. They definitely taste better than store-bought eggs.
4. Packing school lunches used to be such an ordeal. Last year I finally got smart and assigned each child a night to pack lunches for everyone for the following day. This year I purchased some BPA-free bento-style boxes, and the kids have been so excited to pack them when it’s their turn. The best part about using these containers is that the kids have gotten really creative with real foods instead of relying on pre-packaged stuff. Who would have thought that packing food in compartments instead of plastic bags would make such a difference?
5. Yesterday I was able to have lunch at the Cheesecake Factory with one of my good friends. I ordered my usual Pasta Da Vinci, and it was delicious. I enjoyed the fellowship even more than the food.
Well, there’s a look at my week with food. I hope you all have a fabulous Labor Day long weekend. We will be going to a family reunion, and I’m really looking forward to seeing my aunts and cousins I haven’t seen in almost ten years. Do you have any special plans?
Barbara H. says
What a blessing to receive the fresh produce!
My sister-in-law used to raise chickens, and I had no idea what I was missing in fresh eggs. I need to find another source.
That is a neat idea about having the kids take turns with lunches and seeing what they come up with.
I have never been to a Cheesecake Factory – one just opened here a few months ago that I should try out.
We go through a ton of fresh fruits, veggies and eggs around our home, too. Thankfully, we have our own chickens to help there! You’re smart to enlist the help of your children in making lunches.
Oh that pasta looks really delicious!
We have all our family in for the long week-end. My favorite thing!
Your lunches look SO organized. I love the idea of them taking turns packing. That’s great.
Cheesecake Factory is one of my favorites.
Have a great week ahead.
yay for fresh produce! we are going through a LOT of fruit this summer too and it’s mainly just me and my girls…my husband tends to stick to just bananas or grapes. But i love all the fresh melons, berries, and now apples will be popping up although our NY apple crop doesn’t sound like it did well according to some of the farmers. I think the early part of summer was too wet with the floods.
My sister Hope raises chickens and gives me a dozen eggs every few months….i just love them…and I agree they are much better than ones in the store.
Love the lunch packing idea. My youngest is going off to the high school on Friday and she might try the cafeteria food now that healthier options are in place. But if she doesn’t like the choices, she’ll be packing her own….! I hope you have a lovely reunion. Ours was yesterday with some of the members from my mom’s side of the family and many i hadn’t seen since her funeral last autumn… it was a good time with good food! I hope you have a fabulous weekend!