The smell was nauseating. You know the one. Food, somewhere, left to bake all day in the sun. Food, lost in the madness otherwise known as a mother's minivan.
"Okay, who left food in here?" I asked.
"It's my macaroni and cheese,” my oldest son said sheepishly. “I was going to have it for lunch the other day, but I forgot about it.” He sighed, then added with whine: “I didn't want to eat a jelly sandwich again."
Uh-oh. The dreaded guilt-trip. As a mom, I am an expert at guilt-trips. I know when to lay one on with the kiddos. I know what needs to be said when they're acting up. And, once in awhile, I know how helpful it can be when I need my husband to make dinner. (All right, probably shouldn’t use it against him, but come on, he's a great cook!) When I get the guilt-trip from the kids, though? That's another story.
"I'm sorry guys; there just isn't enough time in the day to get to the grocery store. Maybe I can make it on Saturday? No, Saturday's the wrestling tournament,” I grinned at my son, trying to lighten the mood. “That should last all day for you, all-star!"
After going over a few tricks for Saturday's meet, my kids forgot all about the groceries. But I didn't. Seriously, how am I supposed to find time to do anything in this chaos?
Cue a little help: Milk and Eggs. No, sorry, I don't have some out-of-this-world two ingredient recipe for you. But what I do have is a lifesaver. Milk and Eggs is a grocery delivery service that brings what you need directly to your door. And we're not talking about the convenience of processed meats and boxed dinners. We're talking about the convenience of quality, farm-fresh foods arriving right on your doorstep.
How do I know about this amazing service? That sweet husband of mine. Yep, he's the brains of the operation too. Last week I came home to the mouthwatering aroma of chicken fajitas. Spicy chicken, fresh bell peppers, savory onions. It was just what I needed.
"When in the world did you have time to go shopping?" In the land of the busy, my husband is mayor.
"I didn't. I had it delivered. I have connections," he winked.
I knew full well my husband didn't have any connections. We still haven't even had a chance to fix that toilet that constantly flushes and our next door neighbor owns a plumbing company.
Then, he told me all about how Milk and Eggs allows you to order all of your groceries from the luxury of your own home. Just visit their website and get started ordering.
Let me walk you through your first visit.
1. Go to https://milkandeggs.com
2. Register as a new user. Registering allows you to have history of your orders making it even quicker and easier to get the food you need. Also, your address will be saved for delivery as well as payment options, if you prefer.
3. Select the groceries you need. Milk and Eggs has everything easily sorted into basic categories: fruits and vegetables, dairy and eggs, meat and seafood, bread and pasta, beverages and additional options in the pantry section including dressings, soup and condiments.
4. Select a delivery date and drop time, then just wait for your food and enjoy! There's a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee.
Let's just take a second to talk about the other amazing benefit to this luxury service. You don't have to take your kids to the grocery store! You don't have to hear a million "Please, Mom!" groans for unnecessary sweets. You don't have to worry if you are going to end up forcing dozens of strangers to witness the most epic two-year-old meltdown. Heck, you don't even have to wear pants to get your next grocery shopping trip done.
So, while I was sitting in our van, holding back the waves of nausea from week-old cheese, he knew we would be getting fresh groceries delivered to our doorstep. Even better, you can choose to receive Milk and Eggs products on a weekly or biweekly subscription. All of the subscriptions can easily be changed, rescheduled or canceled at anytime.
Don't forget to also register in the rewards program. Points are given for every dollar spent on your grocery orders, for setting up an account with Milk and Eggs, for referring friends, for following Milk and Eggs on any of their social media pages and just for fun on your birthday. You can cash in your points anytime to get coupons for future orders, ranging from $5-$25 off.
The goal at Milk and Eggs is simple: Connecting Good People with The Best Foods. They want to connect regular people with amazing local farmers that make the best food. Your day is crazy enough. When you finally get a chance to relax with your family, do just that. Well, at least let Milk and Eggs check one thing off that to-do list.
The Savior of the Working Mother by Chloe McFadden
Mom of three, writing when I can...