Being a mom is the hardest thing I've ever done, but it has brought me so much joy! I want to encourage other moms on their journey, I'll share motherhood tricks, spotlight tips I've learned from friends, and I hope you will share your ideas. I will focus on secrets that help families stay balanced, healthy, frugal, creative, and closely knit. I will also share favorite fiction and nonfiction books that I have enjoyed. Many blessings to you on your mothering journey!

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Cooking Between Carpools!

Do you have any ideas for this mommy friend?

OK - so we have a bit of a crazy schedule now as daughter #1 has ballet Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays and every other Saturday, daughter #2 has soccer on Tuesdays and Saturdays and daughter #3 has ballet on Mondays and Thursdays and soccer on Thursdays and Saturdays. (I color coded my planner to keep it all straight.)

Here's my question: do you have any secrets for a working mommy to make for dinner on crazy nights such as these?

I recently bought a crockpot (on sale, of course), so that's a plan for when weather is cooler - soups, casseroles, etc. Tonight, I made pasta salad between school and leaving for practices, so we were able to eat as soon as we got home.

For me, variety is essential in cooking - I get bored so easily. So I would love any other ideas for meals that make it work when soccer and/or ballet run to 6:30 and everyone's not home until 7:00.

Any thoughts, my friend?



Blogger Jamie said...

My thought is freezer cooking. Taking one day a month to prepare a lot of meals and just then taking them out of the freezer the night before to thaw and then reheat! I haven't really done this myself but I've heard others love it. I'm planning on trying it a bit more now that I have a chest freezer and a 2nd baby on the way! There are also specific cookbooks out there to help with recipes and shopping lists!

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