I've been reading alot already this new year.
Now, this is no surprise, I read everyday...I can't get enough reading, but I've been reading some, I guess you'd say, interesting subjects lately.
I already told you that I read this over Christmas because my sister got it for me.
Then, while I was at the library the next week, I got this book. Just by accident, just because the subject sounded interesting.
SOME things from it.
Then, every spring, and it's about that time for me...I read this book, which I own. A friend recommended it to me a couple years ago, and I read it, and loved it from the first moment.
You're wondering where I'm going with all this right?
Since I loved a part of each book, and each book talked about how important it was for us to eat things grown in season...I decided I wanted to do something for my family in 2012.
I decided I wanted to be more conscious of what we eat. We need to eat healthier. I
This means, I will grow more in my garden this year even though that means more work, more weeding, and more planning in the beginning stages.
I will also do more canning. (I can't believe I just said that. I do alot as it is...) But I want to be able to know the ingredients in MY canned products are real things, and not some fake fillers.
I will buy products from the new local bulk store in town because I know they buy from a man locally who grows lettuce and other vegetables in a greenhouse over the winter.
I want to be more conscientious about this.
Now, I'm not gonna get as radical as the people in all the books I read. I'm not gonna suggest to Brent that we buy a cow and milk it ourselves, and make our own butter and cheese (although that sounds pretty cool, just alot of work!) I want to start slowly, and work myself up to maybe some things more out of my comfort zone.
So, today, I started small. It was our last day home for Christmas Break, and I told the kids I would make them bacon cheeseburger pizza. In the past, we've just bought frozen versions of this.
I got out the Boboli whole wheat crust that I bought at Meijer. (Yes, I should've made my own, but I am terrified of yeast. We don't have a good relationship, and I can never get it to work.)
I used Cheese from the store, and bacon too since we are already out of the bacon from the pig we butchered this fall.
So, hold me accountable if you must. I will try to do the same for myself. I want this experiment to work. I want to stay in my grocery budget, however, so I will not pay exorbitant amounts for my food. I will use what is currently in my freezer that I spent all of last summer and early fall putting away. I will used my canned grape juice and pizza sauce, jelly, and tomatoes, and I will plan to can some other things as well this summer.
Hopefully soon, I will be healthier. I will be more in shape, and I will be happier about what I'm filling my family's bodies with.
So, welcome 2012! Here we go!