If I’ve said it once here, I’ve said it eleven billionty times –my dinner game is in the trash can. Last night we had egg and bacon bagel sandwiches which isn’t horrible, but the night before two Dudes had cereal, one had a hot dog, DudeDad ate on his way from work, and I’m pretty sure I ate nachos from the concession stand at the
I have spoken immensely here about the meal struggles I have when it comes to feeding my family. Yes, they are real. No hashtag needed. I guess it comes up so much because I have a lot of guilt about it. Like, as a mother, I desire to fill their bellies with healthful, nutritious foods that are going to support healthy growth and brain development.
Providing The Dudes with healthful, filling snacks is a constant challenge. Of course I can toss donuts and individually packaged junk foods at them to keep them full up, but it doesn’t last and it does so little for their overall nutrition and energy levels. Especially when you take their activity levels into account. My kids are extremely active. Yes, in the hey-I’m-a-kid-I-can-do-this-for-days normal sort
This month, Team Happy Mamas is taking over your kitchen. In an effort to get all of you (and really, if we’re honest, all of us) back on the dinner-other-than-ice-cream-because-summer-is-over-and-kids-need-to-live groove, we are all sharing our favorite dinner recipes this month. Except for me. Because I am THE WORST at weeknight dinners prep. I am not even kidding you right now, we had cheese and
There are certain foods that for all of my life I’ve only enjoyed them when my mama made them for me. Macaroni and cheese. Collard greens. Apple pie. Deviled eggs. She does them best so why would I need to bother? Only then she went and left town this past Easter. Got in her car with my dad, went to another state, and shared all
Spring is my killer season. Also, I think I say that every season, but seriously, my kids, man, so busy. Right now we are at practice every night during the week except for Friday. We have games on Saturdays and Sundays. Cooking and eating dinner like a regular family are basically impossible. I tried to do that cook 30-pieces-of-chicken-on-Sunday-so-it-will-last-all-week-and-we-will-hate-all-fowl-made-things-for-life business but I think we can
We are a family that enjoys sports. All of The Dudes are on various teams during the year, DudeDad grew up playing sports, I was a cheerleader and athletics remain a huge part of our daily lives. This is the first year in ages, however, that college basketball has been a big deal for us. For the first time ever our alma mater, UC Irvine,
You know that saying, about kids eating you of house and home? While the wording is a tad confounding (because is your house not also your home?), the true sentiment is easy enough to grasp by anyone who has ever owned a growing child. My grocery bill is currently more than many people pay for rent, and that’s with just one teenager in the house.
I’ve been terrible about cooking for my family as of late. Ever since the great laceration debacle of 2015… wait, did I ever tell you this story? It’s really just embarrassing. There’s nothing exciting to tell. Alas… So, I was cooking dinner a few weeks ago. This really fancy steak fajita meal. I’m talking fresh salsa, and yummy Mexican rice. It was gonna be epic.