Happy Friday! If you share your blessings from the week, be sure to link up over at Living To Tell The Story. I thought it would be fun to share a food-filled fave five this week (try saying that five times fast).
1. Morning coffee in my favorite mug. I'm not a huge coffee drinker, but I enjoy starting my day with a cup. I think I drink it more for the French vanilla creamer than I do for the caffeine.
2. We go through a ton of fruit every week, and it puts quite a dent in my grocery budget. I don't like to limit the kids eating healthy food, but sometimes if I don't, we run out before the week is over. Wednesday night after church my mom asked me to come out to her car. She bought us a huge bag of apples and about four pounds of grapes at the local farmer's market. This fresh produce was a wonderful, unexpected blessing. The kids have had an unlimited supply of fruit to snack on when they get the munchies.
3. A couple of families in our church raise chickens, so we usually stay stocked with fresh eggs. Case and Shay are my main egg eaters. It's a blessing to have fresh eggs. They definitely taste better than store-bought eggs.
4. Packing school lunches used to be such an ordeal. Last year I finally got smart and assigned each child a night to pack lunches for everyone for the following day. This year I purchased some BPA-free bento-style boxes, and the kids have been so excited to pack them when it's their turn. The best part about using these containers is that the kids have gotten really creative with real foods instead of relying on pre-packaged stuff. Who would have thought that packing food in compartments instead of plastic bags would make such a difference?
5. Yesterday I was able to have lunch at the Cheesecake Factory with one of my good friends. I ordered my usual Pasta Da Vinci, and it was delicious. I enjoyed the fellowship even more than the food.
Well, there's a look at my week with food. I hope you all have a fabulous Labor Day long weekend. We will be going to a family reunion, and I'm really looking forward to seeing my aunts and cousins I haven't seen in almost ten years. Do you have any special plans?
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