One of his suggestions to ease the dinner burden was...get ready for it...canned vegetables. I couldn't believe he would even suggest it to me knowing how I feel about them. I told him that asking me to buy canned veggies is like asking him to shop for clothing and shoes at Walmart (if you know him, then you'd know that that will never happen). Now before you start fuming inside because you love canned veggies, here's my big DISCLAIMER: we weren't eating veggies at all (mostly just fruit and some veggies occasionally), so you are definitely eating more healthfully than we were. More power to you, seriously! They are definitely better than no vegetables at all, which is pretty much the state in which we had found ourselves. Plus, I just prefer the taste of fresh veggies (steamed or baked) to canned.
After this conversation and reading a study that Michael had emailed me a link of that says that canned food doesn't lose that many nutrients (funded by the Canning Alliance or something like that), I realized that he was right; eating canned veggies WAS more healthy than what we were currently doing (mostly PBJs and grilled cheese sandwiches).
So today, I sucked it up and transformed my outrage into energy. I found energy to make zucchini bread out of 2 of the 3 zucchinis that hadn't gone bad yet.
|I used the recipe here, except it took longer to dry them out than I expected. Also, next time I will use less salt. Still delicious, though!|
I did all of that PLUS the dining room table is finally free of folded laundry after almost two weeks!