Bangers, Brussels, and Birds! (And how they buy you some time…)

March 7, 2013

  1. Andi Banwell says:

    This week I challeneged myself to cook one real food meal everynight to proove to myself that it would not take that much time and effort. This week has been very fun and had lots of really good food. I also felt likeI was way more productive this whole week. The biggest benefit for my family is quality time. we get to cook together plus I make sure that dinner is ready before Mike goes to work evernight. Being a third shifter he rarely has time to eat a healthy meal or to see Hanna (our daughter) and I so these meals have become very important to us this week and I already have next weeks menue prepared. (anotjer great way to save time and money, meal plan and grocery list one trip to thestore the whole week!)

  2. I have found that preparing whole, well rounded meals lifts depression from our household. We feel better, so we also treat each other better. What works best for me is having my husband agree to take full responsibility of the kids for three hours on a Sunday afternoon so that I can prepare about a week worth of dinners without interruption. The trade off is that on those weekends I watch the kids for three hours on Saturday so hubbie can work on whatever projects he needs to. I’m ready to drop after three hours of peeling, chopping, sautéing, baking, and storing. However, all of our weeknight meals just need to be popped in the oven or warmed on the stove when evening comes, making my weekday afternoons easy and carefree (Well, sort-of. There are still diapers to be changed and messes to clean!)

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