Being a nursing student isn't really conducive to being a housewife. Husband usually has to pick up a lot of the slack because I'm gone so often and when I am home, I'm studying, or sleeping, or not really in the mood for housewife-ish things. I think I've made up for it this week, though.
And let me tall ya...It feels good!
Husband and I had a large sum of money that we wanted to use to start our three month food storage, so I sat down and made a list of meals that we eat on a regular basis. I then made a three month meal plan. The next step was a little overwhelming, but I went through every recipe and made a HUGE shopping list of everything we would need to make those meals for three months. If I thought making the list was overwhelming, shopping for it was ridiculous.
We made two stops, Sam's Club and Walmart. We bought almost a complete three month food storage within budget. Now, the goal is that this is a rotating food storage. We use these things to eat and when we eat it, we replace it. We've finally put the large, stand-alone freezer the Morgans left to good use.
I could have stopped there, but Wednesday came and I was still in that "accomplish something amazing" kind of mood. So, I brought out Sister Morgan's wheat grinder and Bosch mixer (I'm in love!) and made a batch of homemade wheat bread. It was delicious! I cut thick slices while it was still warm and spread them with butter and raspberry jam. Mmmmm... I should make bread more often! [Yes, my next batch is rising as we speak.] The loaves we don't need right now go into the freezer...food storage.
I also made two batches of wheat tortillas. One to eat and one for the freezer. At the end of each day this week I've been exhausted, but I love knowing that I did something good that day!
This post isn't supposed to be a "look at me, I'm a better housewife than you!" post. Believe me. We all have our times and seasons--and some will never be the homemade bread and tortillas kind of gal. That's ok. Come August I can tell you I won't be making much bread. Come a few years from now when I have three little bedlamites, I won't be so on top of things. The point is, whatever you can do--do it! Set some goals and accomplish something good, even if that means getting all of the kids to church on time.