I remember when I first felt like I hit my breaking point when it came to dinner time.
It was a really busy day. I was cleaning up toddler messes, feeding the baby, teaching my daughter to read, answering my son’s algebra questions, answering emails, fielding phone calls, doing laundry, and more. You name it, I was doing it that day. And then, the question from my daughter came.
“Mom, What’s for dinner?”
I wasn't even close to being ready to think about it yet. I had no clue what we were going to eat. I didn’t even have many groceries in my pantry to choose from. I had been going to the store on a daily basis, because I never bought enough to get me through, even to the next meal.
After a busy day like this, dinner time is the last thing I want to think about. But, of course, I have to think about dinner every single day of my life! My family depends on me.
I remember saying to myself out loud, “I’m so sick of trying to figure out what to make for dinner”.
I have a feeling you’ve heard yourself say this, too.
It’s not because my kids are picky eaters, although some of them do have some quirks. The truth is, I was tired of giving myself one more thing to do in my already chaotic world of too many responsibilities. And with that one more thing to do, came crankiness.
I was cranky.
My kids were cranky.
My husband was cranky.
We were all too hungry. So, we opted for the fastest and easiest things we could find. Convenience foods, drive-thru and take out.
We had the mentality of, “Whatever it takes to get them all fed, so we’re all happy again”. And while we were making ourselves temporarily happy, thanks to the food being in our tummy, we weren’t really doing whatever it took to make us happy.
Maybe we weren’t cranky due to hunger, but we were not enjoying how often we were eating hot dogs, pizza and drive-thru burgers, either.
I finally decided that it had to get better. We had to fix this problem.
And so... I came up with the Freezer to Slow Cooker Meal Plans. They slowly developed into the subscription program that we have today!