Monday, October 18, 2010

Meal planning?

Over the last few weeks, meals at our place have been a bit different to usual. Cooking from scratch is not something that we seem to be able to manage for now as we gradually get used to an evening ‘routine’ (ha ha) that involves all of the normal things as well as throwing a newborn into the mix! We figure we’re doing fairly well if the oldest gets a bath, the chooks are put to bed for the night and we sit down to eat sometime near dinnertime.

Fortunately, we are part of a community that has been incredibly generous. At least one meal has arrived at our front door every day for the last week and a half, so the most we’ve had to do is to heat something up and make a salad (often with ingredients provided by the dinner-maker!).

As such, meal planning has involved saying thank you at the door, or making a decision about which meal we eat and which one goes into the freezer! I expect this week to be slightly more complicated as the dinner roster prepared by friends is unlikely to cover every single night, so we might need to make decisions about which meal from the (rather large) freezer stash we will eat!

We are very blessed by the people who are taking care of us, and are extremely grateful for their generosity. Thank you.

1 comment:

Cathy {tinniegirl} said...

That is so lovely. It's so good to have community in your life.