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
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
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.
While I can’t say we think Valentine’s Day is a big deal, I can say that any excuse to make a pretty and yummy treat is wholly embraced. I purchased these sourdough pretzels a couple of months ago. No one liked them enough to finish off the Costco sized jug. So, lonely and uneaten they’ve been sitting in our pantry while The Dudes picked past
It’s the fourth and final week of the Hungry Family, Healthy Menu series with Dinnerella. If you want to keep getting her tasty, healthful, family friendly recipes, you’re gonna have to subscribe to her meal planning service. Or beg her to become a regular contributor to DudeMom so we can have her creative recipes delivered to our inboxes every week for the rest of forever!
My parents gifted me some whole chickens recently. They order a ton of their meet farm fresh, like straight from the actual farmers. They go there, scope out the goods, and choose what they want. While I 100% appreciate fresh, free meat, something about making eye contact with my meal just makes me uneasy. So, I’m happy I just get it after it’s been, um,
I had plans this weekend. Big plans. I was going to knock out at least 4 of these holiday dessert recipes. And then I was going to do all of the laundry, and vacuum out my car, and clean my bathroom, because, ew, gross. And then, two basketball games, two parties, a photo shoot, and a gross underestimation of the slowness of street traffic put