The hardest part of this challenge has been how to work it into my "real" life. The theory is awesome, make everything from scratch as much as you can and your family will be better for it.
I actually agree. :)
The problem is life has a way of throwing you curve balls and when you are expecting regular fast balls, it can really throw you for a loop.
Anna wrote a blog post about her day 2, which she may or may not get around to publishing - she wants it to have pictures and links and stuff that I rarely make time for. hehe... Probably why her posts get read at a higher rate than mine. hmmm... So, I will just skip ahead and tell you about my 3rd and 4th days.
Day 3, I had used homeschool curriculum sale to attend in the morning. We whole wheat muffins that morning and the kids LOVED them. I just made them with a bit of extra cinnamon and nutmeg and bit more honey since I did not feel like chopping an apple up for the them. The plan for lunch was to have peanut butter and homemade jelly for lunch. I even had the loaves of bread baked.
While we were at the sale, we got a flood of rain. Literally. A flood. If I had an ark, I could have made it home, but because of the amount of rain, I knew that the 2 ways to get to my house were all going to be flooded. This is not my first time with this amount of rain. So I was *forced* to go wait for the waters to recede at one of our local mexican restaurants. It was like I was being held hostage or something. It was terrible to think about having to sit there with my chips and salsa and fajitas while that peanut butter and jelly was just waiting for me at home. I am sure you can feel my pain there.
Wednesday, my son came down with a fever. It was 103.2 at its highest. He was in bed all day and when he finally woke up hungry, he asked for a grilled cheese. I had one lone piece of processed american cheese in the fridge so I slapped that on two pieces of my home made wheat bread with butter and made him a grilled cheese. He had 3 bites, but he was the only one to eat anything processed that day. It was good!
Since I was at home all day, I took the time to finally beat the corn tortillas. Youtube videos are your friend for that one. But they really looked beautiful! I was quite proud of them. My arms and upper abs were sore the next day from the work out I got while pressing them! It was a bonus! Hopefully it counteracted some of the calories from the *fantastic* enchilada's we ate for dinner with them!
Thursday we had a great breakfast. They had left over waffles with smoothies. My kids loved those smoothies, did not even know I snuck spinach in them! We had the pb&j's for lunch and did fine until dinner. My brother cooks every Thursday and he did not want to cook what was on the plan and we had tacos (packaged taco seasoning - eek) with white flour tortillas (except me and dh, we ate the left over corn tortillas - they were great) and queso dip out of the jar that you get out of the chip aisle. I know. But, again, I had *no choice* - that is my story.
I have to say, we have liked everything we have eaten so far!
Have any one of you tried to go 10 days without eating out or having something that is processed? If so, leave a comment telling us how it went! If you have not, what do you think your biggest hold ups would be?