But to start things off, we are doing a family fundsaver.
Now that we have a bed for future brother in the kid bunk room, the children ask about him often.
When is going to sleep there?
When are you taking us to Grandma & Grandpa's so you can go see him?
Where will he sit at the dinner table? Can I sit next to him?
What will his name be?
For our 40 days of Lent (first time, folks! We have never given up anything for Lent.)
we are going to have an adoption fundsaver
& a time of trying to learn a little bit more what little brother's meal time is like.
We are going to cut way back on the groceries.
I'll be honest, I am pretty nervous about this.
We are so spoiled with what we eat & drink.
I've never really dieted or denied myself anything I wanted to eat.
I know, right? Spoiled.
Our plan is no boxed cereal for breakfast. Oatmeal instead.
No meat - mostly rice & beans & veggies.
No candy, chocolate or goodies.
We will save a lot of dollars, to save for adoption fees.
And hopefully we will learn a tiny bit what it is like to live with much less.
Does anyone have some good beans & rice recipes?
I found a few Ethiopian recipes I'll try- red lentils, chickpea wat &Injera.
We'll have pintos & spanish rice.
White beans & winter greens.
We'll have black beans & rice.
Veggie & barely soup.
Can anyone help us out with ideas?
For Ethiopian recipes, I bought this book 5 years ago
& don't think I've ever made more than one thing from it.
Now is the time to dive in.