For those of you who might not know what is going on….this summer I attempted to do a 30 day survival challenge of not going to the store that only lasted 5 days. Read all about why I wanted to do this challenge here.
Day 5 journal entry – (July 12, 2013)
Breakfast: Today I made one child scrambled eggs for breakfast, and the others had 2 slices of my homemade bread toasted with peanut butter. I skipped breakfast, just wasn’t that hungry.
For lunch I started scratchin’ my head. Hmmmm…what to make?
I had some fresh tiny tomatoes from my garden, so I decided to try to make tomato soup in my blender. I tossed in 6 tiny tomatoes, one tiny can of tomato paste, poured in a little milk, added one garlic clove and a pinch of chicken boullion. Then let it puree until it got hot in the blender.
I also tried making grilled cheese sandwiches again but this time with my homemade wheat bread. It wasn’t as easy to grill since the pieces I cut were not perfect. But it worked.
The homemade tomatoe soup tasted good, but the texture was like pudding. The kids ate about half of their soup and didn’t complain about the texture. They LOVED those sandwiches though and kept making comments like “You can really taste the wheat in this bread, mom! It’s good”. My momma heart felt pretty good at that moment.
Dinner: It was 5:30 and my husband finally walked in the door. In his arms were two of the most delicious looking boxes of pizza.
It was sabotage!
Now Dad was the hero and I was the mean lunch lady who slops “thick pudding-tomato soup” in their bowls.
I just stood there with my mouth wide open shocked.. I was speechless. But that only lasted a minute and then I said something like..”How could you do this? Don’t you know what I am trying to do? What about my survival challenge?”
All he could say was… “But it’s Friday night-Pizza-night!” And he gave me that cute grin of his that melts me everytime. How could I be mad at him? So at first I thought to myself..fine..I just won’t eat this pizza. And I sat there for about 2 minutes.
But watching the rest of them eating the pizza like half starved jackals I I couldn’t resist taking some for myself. So ended my 30 quest, all thanks to my inability to resist a well timed pizza delivery.
I am an all or nothing kind of person, so I just decided that I would have to start all over again and do this right next time. So with great shame, I quit 25 days early. Now you all know I am weak!!!! Oh the shame of it all. Do you think of me less now?
I do plan on restarting my 30 day survival challenge again in the future however my husband will probably still never poop in a bucket. Anyone want to join me next time ?
My 30 Day Survival Challenge that only lasted 5 Days:
- My 30 Day Survival Challenge that lasted 5 days – why I am doing this.
- Day one of my 30 Day survival challenge
- Day two of my survival challenge
- Day 3 of my survival challenge
- Day 4 of my survival challenge
- Day 5 of my survival challenge
Food is my love language. But so is saving money. So I like to combine the two a lot and make thrifty make ahead and freeze meals to save time. Because life is busy, and freezer meals can come to the rescue for all of us. And yes, they actually CAN taste good. Read more...