It’s challenging to feed a family of ten. When we go shopping for a week, it takes two people so they can each push a cart. One person mans the list and the other tracks the coupons we’re using. It is pretty amusing watching the cashier’s face and have them ask us if we’re having a party.
For any size family, it can be a chore keeping everyone fed. Organizing schedules, planning menus, and shopping take a lot of time and energy. When I saw the new book by Kelly Morris titled Just Get ‘Em Fed I was instantly captivated. Kelly is the mother of nine kids, so she knows first-hand the challenge of keeping everyone fed and doing it in a healthy way.
Kelly’s journey took her from a career woman who didn’t know the first thing about cooking, to a mom of nine able to balance a family and cook whole healthy foods without losing her mind or going over budget. It’s really a minimalist approach to cooking and menu planning. She provides a laid back approach to cooking and planning that focuses on the most important aspects and doesn’t stress over the rest.
Inside Just Get ‘Em Fed you’ll find great tips and recipes on:
- Tracking Coupons
- Organizing theme days and recipes
- Creating awesome casseroles
- Making meat stretch
- Yummy pasta dishes from scratch
- Chicken dishes for any taste
- Using a slow cooker to save time and energy
- Cooking comforting soups and more
Planning ahead is definitely the first step in tackling family mealtime. My mom and I have been planning 5 weeks worth of menus and plan to rotate the menus. We’re compiling the recipes, ingredients needed, and a shopping list for each week so we can pull the week we’re on and head to the store with minimal planning. We’re excited and hoping this will help us with one of the biggest chores around the house.
If you have some tips on getting your family fed, please share with us in the comments.