A new day, a new recipe! Typical Friday of painting rocks with the tiny people, lots and LOTS of laundry, a lot of work while the tiniest napped, and the daily making of the dinner.
Oh! I did decide to order a box from Misfits Market, but it’s now delayed 😦 Rona, you are a fun sucker! BUT, if you’re interested and want to try it out they provide us with a code for 25% off (COOKWME-UD0VIL), so I can at least share that with you! If you’ve never heard of Misfits Market, I’ll fill you in. They send you an assortment of “imperfect” produce in a smaller or larger box (your choice!) weekly, biweekly, or any timeframe you choose. You can cancel at any time or even skip deliveries if you don’t happen to need it on a scheduled delivery. You can choose your day of delivery and can change your subscription at any time. I’ll let you know how it goes when I get my first order!
I also finally broke down and ordered new outdoor furniture after realizing ours was so bad I didn’t even want to sit on it yesterday. well, it was $250 and I bought it when we moved into our house, so I’d say over 8 years of use is pretty good for $250!
On to the most important part of the day… dinner! Tonight’s dinner was Tomato Basil Meatloaf. This is a great recipe that I usually prepare in large batches, freeze it, then pull it out to thaw if I know we have a busy week ahead of us. I typically make 3 loafs since the recipe uses ground pork and ground beef. I’ve found that most of our local grocery stores only carry ground pork in 1 1/2 lb packages, which stinks when your recipe only calls for 1 lb. So, I buy the 3 lb lean ground beef and 2 packages of the 1 1/2 lbs of ground pork to maximize the ingredients. I make the three batches at once, wrap each loaf in saran wrap, then a layer of Reynold’s Wrap foil, then put it in a sealed freezer back and add the baking instructions in Sharpie.
Keep hanging in there, everyone! We’ll get through this… eventually!