On Day 13, we were invited to a birthday party at the home of a family friend. Yay for free passes!
Today was Day 14, and a Sunday, which meant a special dinner for the family. We had Shrimp and Vegetable Tempura.
Now that we're about to cross the halfway mark on the challenge, we can safely say that resisting the temptation to eat out is now much easier. We've managed to get through some hectic nights this week and still have a home cooked meal.
About a week ago, an article in Slate came out denouncing "romanticizing the home cooked meal." (I am not providing the link here because it exemplifies "clickbait" in every sense of that made-up word.) In its simplest essence, the article decries the benefits of preparing home cooked meals when matched against the burden related to it.
Yes, cooking meals for your family is a burden, and can often times be frustrating if your family doesn't enjoy the meal. (Luckily, I haven't felt frustrated yet during these last two weeks.) However, this a burden we are willing to bear for our family. This cross is much lighter than those on other people's shoulders.