In honor of National Pizza Day I wanted to write a quick post about the importance of cooking at home. If you are anything like our family, you have a full and amazing schedule. Your life is filled with work, chores, errands, after school activities, full time Uber, and everything else that fits under the umbrella of parenthood.
For me, there are many days where UberEats and Mealcab are my go-to for dinner. It simplifies my day greatly if I can just place an order on the way home from an appointment, but I always feel guilty as soon as the food arrives along with all the packaging that is added in.
Today is National Pizza Day and I have the privilege of being able to work from home today. I am currently sitting in my office and trying to figure out how I will juggle the afternoon with 3 appointments, a traveling husband, homework, and dinner. Here is what I have committed to: I will make pizza dough in the bread machine before I leave to pick up the kids.
In all reality, the time it takes to make the dough is minimal. I will dump flour, yeast, salt, and water into the machine and the machine will do the rest. When I come home all I need to do is shape the dough, add some sauce, veggies, and cheese and we have pizza. If I plan just a little bit- I can do this.
Making home made meals is an opportunity to spend time with my girls, teach them how to cook, ask them about their day, and make memories. It is also an opportunity to cut down on waste. There will be no wasted packaging, no gas spent on delivering the food, and money will be saved.
So why, knowing all this, do I still revert to ordering it out. Well, I guess because life happens and we need to give ourselves a break. We are human. We are not perfect. But, I am aware of my choices and every small step I take is a small step in the right direction.
So, for now, do what you can and enjoy your family to the fullest no matter where your pizza comes from 😊
Enjoy your National Pizza Day: eat, drink, and be merry!