*This is a sponsored post on behalf of Peapd. All opinions are my own.*
The cooking struggle of an on-the-go mom of three super busy athletes who are also perpetually hungry is entirely too real.
Just as finding easy weeknight meals are the thing that dreams are made of.
I speak, of course, from experience which explains why one of my 2018 life goals is to help provide more filling, balanced nutrition for The Dudes.
The issue (aside from our busy schedule and their picky palates): I do NOT enjoy cooking.
It’s not a favorite pastime or a fun adventure. I don’t like trying new things or spending time coming up with recipes. I hate meal planning. I despise grocery shopping. I dislike spending time in the kitchen.
I like food.
In my belly.
That is all.
And my kids feel pretty much exactly the same way.
Hot meals. Yummy meals. Filling, nutritious, easy weeknight meals that will feed a team of humans –that’s what we’re after.
With three practices nearly every day of the week, a teenager’s part-time job to juggle, volunteer duties, playdates, and my own business to run, I don’t have much time for meal planning or shopping and I definitely don’t have time to mess around in the kitchen.
Peapod grocery delivery doesn’t mess around.
If you’re not familiar with Peapod and their grocery delivery service (seriously, please relocate from beneath the rock where you dwell), they are the perfect answer to at least one of my problems –they make fresh food easy to come by.
With their easy to use website and app, you can place your grocery delivery order in a few simple clicks (save your shopping list, it makes the process so swift) and have it delivered to you whenever you are available to receive it.
It took me less than 20 minutes to order $100 worth of groceries and schedule a delivery for the next day while sitting in the car waiting for basketball practice to end.
The next morning, the delivery truck arrived in my predetermined window with our entire grocery delivery order before it was even time for the school bus to come. I couldn’t have gone shopping then, but I could easily accept a grocery delivery while buzzing around the kitchen getting breakfast and backpacks ready for another busy day.
And, when school let out that afternoon, I had everything I needed for one of our go-to weeknight meals: Sheet Pan Sausage, Potatoes & Veggies (we do broccoli, but you can switch it up).
With my free time, I convinced Dude 1 to come the kitchen for a little you-can-survive-without-mom cooking sesh.
Easy Weeknight Meal: Sheet Pan Sausage, Potatoes & Veggies
- 1lb polska kielbasa
- 3 broccoli florets
- 5 large russet potatoes
- salt and pepper
- olive oil
- Cut kielbasa into slices.
- Cut potatoes into strips, toss with olive oil
- Cut stems off of broccoli, toss with olive oil
- Put all ingredients on sheet pan
- Season with salt and pepper
- Cook for 30 mniutes at 400 degrees
- Stir and let cook 15 minutes more