Spring is different here. It means that planting and tilling and planning and organizing and equipment problems and time all pile on because to everything there is a season...
And when spring comes around, it's all hands on deck.
Seth and Lacey both work and they also are track-and-field and cross-country officials. That means that 2 or 3 days/week during April and May they're officiating at a meet either for the high schools or the local colleges and universities, including big invitationals. And did I mention they have three kids, 8, 6 and 2?
So Lacey has become that paragon of women who preps meals ahead of time and freezes them.
A cheesy ravioli bake: (Lots of recipes, here's an easy one!)
Shredded, seasoned, cooked chicken for Tex-Mex dishes with canned black beans and enchilada sauce:
Chicken, Bacon and Ranch casserole: RECIPE HERE! And we use chicken breasts, not thighs....
Wrapped for the freezer!
Lacey does each casserole to feed "4" which means "2" because normal people eat... and this way there are some leftovers. And only one of the three kids will eat these... because they're kids.
And as Lacey told me in a meme: "You don't hear lion cubs whining and saying "Ugh! This gazelle is too stringy! Can I have something else?????"
But it seems our human varieties are different!
Within a couple of hours she had these all done, wrapped, labeled and ready to freeze... and this will make the next 3-4 weeks, on track-and-field nights, so much easier.... because busy working moms don't want to come home at 7:30 PM and cook....
I hope you had a great Easter and a wonderful time with faith and family!
Here at the farm we're starting seeds at the house for later planting, we're loving warmer temps and there are so many seeds to plant... but we're excited about the thought of tens of thousands of pumpkin plants... either excited or crazy!
Sending you blessings as you jump into whatever spring brings your way, and if you an make it easier by prepping ahead? Go for it!
Multi-published author Ruth Logan Herne is so excited to have this sweet story releasing this week from Love Inspired!
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