Up first is.......canned french cut green beans.
Next we have boxed, frozen pierogies sauteed in olive oil and butter.
And...drum roll please....packaged, microwaved kielbasa.
I wonder what the fat content of this meal is. Or, for that matter, what the nutritional value is. What I'm embarrassed to tell you is that, we were in a rush this morning as I had something to take care of at church...so they had pop tarts for breakfast. And....since they were with me at church for almost three hours without fussing very much....I treated them to McDonald's for lunch. I wonder if I'm actually treating them to a future heart attack? I know that if I planned better, I could serve my family more nutritious and healthy meals. In all honesty, Dan and the kids loved dinner and I must admit that the pierogies were pretty darn good...frozen or not! There are recipes out there for fresh, home made pierogies.....like Bethany's. Still, I feel guilty for not doing better in this area. I mean, I'm a little worried about the eating habits that I'm teaching my children. I shudder to think of the other habits they're learning. Why is it that pre packaged foods are so much more economical than fresh or "organic"?
When Dan and I visited Rome last year, we noticed that most Romans go to the grocery store everyday. They buy the ingredients that they need for just that day. Honestly, I just don't have the time or the inclination to go every single day. On the other hand, fresh fruits and vegetables don't last all that long and I find that sometimes, these things go bad before I can use them. I guess I justify my pre packaged purchases with the thought that it is less wasteful.
Well, whatever my motives or excuses...I'm going to make a real effort to become a healthier wife and mom and to try and take better care of my family.