Up until recently, my DH was the main cook. I can cook but he's better at it and enjoys it. I have enough chores to do. Well, he took a new job that puts him not getting home until about 6pm. So, momma had to step up. Only problem is I work a full time job too. On top of that our son goes to bed between 7 and 730. At first, I was intimidated. How do I feed my family with this time crunch without resorting to pizza and drive thrus? Here's what I've come up with. I plan 2-3 slow cooker recipes, 1 freezer meal, 1 "less than 30 min" meal, 1 leftover night and 1 "out to eat" night (usually Friday or Saturday). All Recipes, Big Oven, Taste of Home and this group have become my best friends. Searching for recipes and thinking of adaptations I could make has become my new hobby. At this moment, I have dinner for the next two weeks planned. What I first thought was going to be another burdensome chore has become a passion.
Do you have a similar story? How do you fit a heathy, home cooked meal into your hectic life? I'm always looking for another tip.
on Jul. 21, 2013 at 1:10 PM