In preparation for January, Jenny and I are getting ready to live a no-processed-food month. This means no ketchup, or crackers, or store bought bread. No ramen, no chips, and no Oreo cookies. It will be an interesting month. During our New Year’s Eve game night, all chips, cookies, and other perishable processed foods are on the menu. It’s a good thing we will have help eating it all, otherwise I’d feel like I was forcing myself to eat all the yummy things. (Oh, darn!)
I’ve spent a lot of time drooling over cook books, and planning meals. It’s going to be a tasty month for me. It will be a growth opportunity for all of us. But it’s going to be a total pain in the ass.
Today, my tears come from onions. I cut up 13 cups of onions, to freeze for later in the month. The whole house filled up with onion fumes, and I had to take a few breaks. Now there is an entire shelf in our deep-freezer full of onions.
I’ve also been prepping other stuff, like homemade breads, potatoes, raw meat, fruits, and veggies. It’s a colorful house I’m living in, and I’m excited for it. I will get to cook things I’ve not cooked in a long time. I will also get to introduce a lot of food to the kids, which is exciting too.
Hopefully, I’ll lose some weight as well. More on that tomorrow.