Huh. I titled this post, left it for about, oh, 18 hours - and totally forgot what it was supposed to discuss.
But I'm leaving it, anyway.
So - and I've been rereading my posts from this week, and I use "So," at the beginning of approximately every OTHER sentence, sigh - I've been a tad bit crazy this week, and realized that, as prepared and planned out as I imagine myself to be -
I'm so not.
Specifically, I'm finding myself at 5:30 with cranky, super hungry kiddos and still frozen meat. We've made lots of scrounging meals, which have featured raw veggies, cut up fruits, salads and whatever there is to be found - I'm super lucky that we've always got fresh produce here and the kids eat it like crazy. I made a double batch of lemon chicken and my kids ate it for dinner three nights in a row. No one was happy that third night, lol.
One night I sent my oldest out for fried chicken - even though I had lots of chicken and fish and stuff that I could have made - but it would have taken too long. So I need to remind myself of the best meals that I can make ahead, in the crock pot or over the course of the day - and I need to make up a meal plan and post it and, you know, stick with it. I need to get back into the "make a ton of stuff ahead and freeze it" mindset that I was in several years ago.
I wonder - what are some of your best meals that fit these parameters? if you had links or pins on pinterest, I'd love you forever and ever.
--- How do you handle those "tough to discuss" moments with your tweens?