I am new to this group but an old member of CafeMom, I just do not use it much. Anyway, Im a single working mom of a 4 1/2 year old little girl. My issue is school is starting back (I'm a teacher) and I really want to do better this year with cooking. I'm a great cook, but I don't have a lot of time during the school year. My schedule is as such:
I wake at 5:30 - 5:45am
Im out the house 6:30
I drop my daughter off at daycare (this year she is going to school)
I get off at 3:15 if there is no meeting, but I sometimes leave no later than 3:45pm
I pick my daughter up by 4pm
I normally stop by the house for a quick snack
On Mon, Tues and Thur I go to the gym at 5:30 for workout class and we are back home around 6:45pm
Well on those days, I normally go to a Cafe or Subway or somewhere to get us dinner because its so late, Im tired and normally have work to do once I get home.
I spend an estimated $30-$40 a week eating out because of time. I really want to cook and want to invest in a crock pot however most of the meals are 5-6 hours. I need something atleast 10 hrs. I work 15 min from my home so I can come home and cut it off in before going to the gym.
Or any other suggestions on what i can do for meals. Thank you!