Obviously, it takes a few weeks to create a habit, and perhaps our food stamp
society spend the first two-three weeks learning what they can and can't
afford, in order to get some variety in their meals.
Doing this for ONE week was eye-opening for budget and what the dollar buys.
Often, we walk into the store and buy impulsively. This required planning on
many levels: Pre-planning activities and coordinating easy-fix meals for when
you are not home, and more intensive food prep for when you are home. Even
though I did this, I found I did not wish to eat what was on my pre-planned
meal schedule, and often varied from it. My homemade vegetable soup lasted me
five days. My bean mixture lasted the entire week plus 1-2 more days! But I am
tired of beans, now. I was wise in what I bought so I would not be so hungry.
Potatoes can go a long way when bought 5-10 lbs at a time!
May you think about the many single people out there who just desire variety
and small packages, as well as families who desire larger quantities?
May I suggest that as we sit down at our meals this week and ALWAYS that we
consider the plates of the hungry? Take a brief moment before you indulge to
reflect on this. You will delight in your food much more. And try a little
silence as you consume each bite and discover its true flavor.
Heartfelt thanks for this opportunity!