Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Confessions of a Slacker Mom

I am so ashamed, or at least I should be. Since working, I rarely cook and I have to say, I think my children are the worse for it. At first, we would go out to eat, then it changed to picking up McD or pizza. I've wanted to stop that habit, so I've been refusing to pick anything up, but I haven't gone to the grocery store to get dinner stuff. So, what did my kids have for dinner tonight? Cheese sandwich and carrots. Not the best, but at least I can say it was half way healthy with the addition of the carrots. Many times, I just let them snack on whatever, which usually consist of pop tarts and goldfish crackers. I've been racking my brain trying to figure out a way to get healthy, really food on the table without stressing myself out trying to get dinner done. By the time I get home with the kids, it's 5:45 and the kids are starving. My youngest goes to be around 6:00-6:15 and the oldest goes down at 7pm, so how the heck am I supposed to get anything that resembles a real meal completed in time for them to eat? I mean, I'm lucky if the kids get a bath since I prefer give them time with mommy and daddy. They say it takes to weeks to form a habit so, for the next 2 weeks, I'll cook a healthy meal every night. It has to be cheap, easy and something different for every night. Is this too lofty of a goal to set for myself? I sure hope not.

All my baby would eat. Can't blame him...


Amy Ellen said...

Do you have a crock-pot? There are tones of great meals you can make in the crock-pot that will be completely ready when you get home. I also have lots of recipes for freezer meals that you can make on the weekends and then thaw and eat throughout the week, but they all usually take 30 to 45 minutes to cook, so that might not work for your situation. Let me know if you want any of my recipes.

Lisa said...

I see you use your evenings to "catch up". Figured that you'd be headed to bed. Thanks for the thoughts. I can definately use the recipes, although Jay is a picky eater, so we'll see how well they go in our home. Send them my way!

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