This is not the sort of thing I normally blog about, and I really don't think anybody even reads this thing anymore, but I need some help. Well, I probably need help with a lot of things, but let's focus on one...healthy food for my family.
Some things to know:
1) I hate cooking. I think it is because I don't know what I am doing and I hate doing things I don't know how to do (admittedly, not one of my best traits). Also, I am really bad at it. Family legend has it that I don't know how to make instant oatmeal. Yes, there was once an "incident". I would also like to add a disclaimer here that my mother is a FABULOUS cook, I just didn't seem to inherit that gene.
2) I am neurotic. I have always been a huge fan of "moderation is key", so I don't mind Gracie eating a hot dog and a cookie here and there. But right now I feel like she is getting a lot of overly processed school food and then not much better at home. Which leaves me up at night freaking out that she is going to grow two heads, grow a tail- anything seems plausible around 2 am.
3) Like everyone else, I just don't seem to have enough time. I work all day, and I don't want to spend what time I do have with my family in the kitchen. Also, if I was in the kitchen I would probably just be standing in there for no reason because I don't know what I am doing. Another disclaimer, Parke is a great cook and does most of the heavy lifting here...but I am in charge of the grocery shopping.
4) I like to eat. A lot. And I like my food to taste good, every time I read about an actress/ model who lives on steamed fish and lettuce it makes me so thankful not to be that person I run right out and buy a package of M&M's in celebration.
So, my request for anybody who still happens to read this blog...what do you feed your family? And how do you know where to start? What will your kids eat that is good for them? I would love to overhaul our eating habits (for the most part...like I said, everything in moderation) but that goal seems way out of reach right now.
Anybody out there who can help or offer suggestions?