I was noshing on my yummy little Quaker Breakfast Cookie the other morning (which drives my hubby who works at Kellogg’s crazy) and I thought to myself, why don’t I make these myself instead of paying for the pilgrim guy to make them for me? I know this isn’t a new idea. I also know my generation is one of the first who have had “convenience” foods like breakfast bars and bottled coffee available and we’re getting fat and lazy. It seems like a no brainer.
The new year has come and gone and I haven’t really made a commitment to any kind of renewal in my life. I have already committed myself to being an artist and writer, and I do need to be better about daily work along those lines. I have taken a challenge to blog every day in the effort to keep my writing juices flowing. I need to challenge myself in my craft room along those lines as well. But my new years resolution is going to be to make more homemade foods for my family and quit buying as much of those pre-packaged and made with who-knows-what things that I have been relying on too much lately.
It’s not like we have a lot of crap in the cupboards, really. I don’t buy ice cream but once a month or less. I never buy cookies. We do have things the hubby brings from work, and I have asked him to ease up on that a bit. But I really do buy more fruit than sweets. I want to start experimenting with oatmeal bar recipes and things like that to carry with me in place of the bars I’ve been buying to keep in the car. They are easy for me to eat on the way to work, and to give Griffin when he and I are running around. They keep me away from the fast food, so they’re good, right? It’s just that they’d be so much more cost efficient and healthy if I made them myself.
So, that’s my plan. To make more things on the weekends that I can eat for lunch during the week and take with me for breakfast. What kinds of changes are you making in YOUR life this year?