I hope your week is off to an inspiring start. As the golden hues of autumn begin to paint our surroundings, I’m feeling a familiar warmth in my heart and an itch to try something new in our under-construction kitchen. If you’ve been around for a while, you might remember how head over heels I am with our AGA cooker. Oh, the wonders it has done for our culinary adventures! Recently, a wave of nostalgia hit, and I found myself longing for those cherished meals that defined many seasons of my life.
Nostalgia in Every Bite
Every year, every season, there’s this innate craving for staple meals that I grew up with or we typically cook. Do you ever feel that way? As if the food not only feeds your body but also nurtures your soul with memories? Lately, time seems to be sprinting past me, and seasons are changing faster than I can flip my calendar pages. Before I know it, we’re onto the next one without savoring those signature dishes. Hence, in an attempt to slow down time (if only in my “under-construction kitchen!) and ensure we aren’t caught in a weekly meal monotony, I’ve decided to curate a seasonal meal bucket-list. This list is a mix of old-time favorites that evoke treasured memories, and fresh recipes that have recently caught my eye and taste buds!
When Life Gets Hectic: Walmart Delivery to the Rescue
If you’re anything like me, life on the farm, managing the boutique, The Found Cottage, and juggling a myriad of other daily tasks can lead to those “Oops! I forgot the groceries” moments. But here’s a little secret that has been a game-changer for us: Walmart Delivery and Express Delivery. They’ve been nothing short of a blessing on those days when everything seems to be happening all at once.
Planning Ahead (Or Not)
Truth be told, meal planning isn’t my strongest suit. I often find myself standing in front of the AGA, brainstorming dinner ideas with just hours to spare. However, embarking on a healthier journey has instilled the importance of conscious meal choices. And guess what? Shopping from the comfort of our home, thanks to Walmart, ensures I can scan, choose, and pick healthier options without being tempted by those spontaneous (and often not-so-healthy) choices. It’s a win-win! Dinner is our variable meal, because everyday I eat the same thing, my little protein mix & apples. I’ve shared the recipe on my Instagram, it can be found within my Highlights titled, “Health Journey.” If you want to add them to your order here are the main items to my healthy mix.
Life can be a whirlwind, but there’s always a way to find pockets of simplicity and nostalgia, even in our daily meals. My seasonal meal bucket-list is not just about food; it’s about rekindling memories, trying new experiences, and making sure that despite the rush, we’re feeding our souls just as much as our bodies. Thank you for stopping by the blog today and every other day, we truly appreciate here on the farm. Make sure to keep up with us daily on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, & TikTok. Stay Cozy.