This meal plan is a labor of love folks. True. Love.
I don’t know if I’ve gotten bigger (highly unlikely) or if the amount of space allotted each passenger on a plane has gotten smaller (very possible), but let me paint you a picture of how this meal plan came to be….
Me. Window seat. Sitting in a row that didn’t recline (thank you emergency exits).
Another passenger in front of me. Seat fully reclined, sleeping like a log for a 5 hour cross-country flight.
My tray table is pulled down and out as it would go. My laptop on the tray table, pulled up to my stomach just so I could HALFWAY open the screen and see what I was writing.
Humor me for a moment and try typing with your elbows touching your shoulders. That’s what it was like to write this meal plan.
Love, I tell you. Because I want you all to eat well on a budget too, LOL!
Last August , while standing at the kitchen sink washing the dishes, I found myself mentally going through the contents of my kitchen cupboards and thinking to myself, “Wow. We have A LOT of food.”
We normally have a “fair” amount of food in our kitchen, but after two very generous gifts from friends and family, we had much more than normal… yet I still found myself making a mental shopping list of what else we needed for the week.
Here I was, standing in a kitchen that was bursting at the seams with food, and I thought we didn’t have enough.
I humbly, and embarrassingly confessed this thought to Mr. Crumbs and he calmly took a break from flipping bacon to look at me and say, “Well, how about we go a month without spending any money?”