Yes, I know it's been a while. I have several very good
Well, surprise! It did. Horribly. It turns out that keeping such odd hours does interfere with the flow of creative juices - also, as a machinist I discovered that my hands were incredibly sore and not at all able to type fast enough to keep up with my brain.
Happily, my new job allows me a much more normal schedule - no more sleeping during the day! It also allows me to go back to cooking for my family. An extra bonus!
Hubby and I have been trying out some new eating styles in our quest for a healthier life. We decided to try the Mediterranean diet because we typically love Greek food, although we'd never really tried to make it for ourselves. (No, assembling a gyro does NOT actually count!)
After some internet searching I came across eMeals. This was not actually the first time I'd heard about this service. A couple of years ago, I saw a reference to eMeals on a blog I follow. At the time, I thought it was one of those weird diet plans that mails you your food...I was not interested.
But this time, instead of making assumptions I actually checked out their website.
(I know, research instead of assumptions...what a concept!)
I was surprised to find that they provide menus at a more than reasonable price. And when I say more than reasonable, you should know that I used to feed a family of four for $75 a month on a regular basis. I am, in a word, cheap.
So what qualifies as a reasonable price? Well, we decided to try the service out for three months - a trial period, if you will - for a grand total of $30. That's $10 a month for someone else to create a dinner menu and a shopping list for that menu.
Honestly? My time is worth far more than $10 an hour, never mind a month. We were able to choose the Mediterranean diet from a list of options that included Paleo, low fat, low carb, and several others. There's even a Classic Menu, for those of you jonesing for one of those meat-and-potato meals you ate when you were seven years old and didn't even know what a carb was.
So now we're cooking with fire. And olives. And olive oil. And a lot of fruit and vegetables. Every meal we've tried has been wonderfully seasoned with generous portions. And this is just the first week!
I can't wait to see what next week's menu has in store for us!