For one reason or another, families in this group are like me. Relying on assistance to provide for their families. The families in this group are already using food pantries to help stretch their food budget. They shop sales and may even use coupons, but aren't exactly sure what types of recipes they can create from the items they get. They might be used to buying convenience foods but really want to know how to make a healthier, cheaper version.
Families who are in this group don't require any assistance but want to be able to use their current resources in the best way possible. They may be using coupons and shopping sales, but they are not forced to do that. These families might be searching for ways to save money, time and energy while creating lasting memories with their families.
It is my prayer that Group C will eventually stop existing. The families in this group are struggling to get the basics on the table. For what ever reason these families don't know what resources are available to them or have been made to feel shame for asking for help. I pray these families are reading and using this blog to help them move into another group either A or B.
Please know I have been apart of all 3 of these groups at one point in my life. What I have learned is that everyone can learn something and no one knows everything. I don't think I am a master at monthly cooking. In fact I know that I am NOT! There are plenty of months I have no idea how it is going to come together and yet it always does. And along the way, I learn something that makes the next month easier. In fact just this week I found out how some of my favorite meals can become "dump" recipes taking a lot of the work away from our cooking day. I will explain "dump" recipes in the next post when I share our next months planning session.
What group do you see yourself in? How does your impression of that group your in dictate how you approach batch cooking? Is there something you can learn about yourself and others by recognizing where you are?