Right now I am making two seperate dinners, sometimes three - one for Noah, one for Mike and I to eat later when he gets home, but sometimes he will be too late and I end up making something else for myself.
Spring is crazy around these parts, we often refer to myself as a single mom, because M doesn't get home until almost 7 PM most nights. Last night was no different, add fire practice on top of that (and a power outage), oh and a kid that fell asleep at 8 to wake up at 9 and to stay awake until Daddy got home... He was asleep by 10:45 and then mama followed his lead!! I was beat!! It is long days for us all around here and it shows because the house is a mess, but we are alive and surviving! It's soo hard to get things done with a toddler!
I keep on saying:
So clearly we are working on finding ways to simplify our life, which means meal planning is a necessity, because not having to sit and figure out dinner or go rummaging through the freezer with a screaming toddler who wants to come too is really not an option.
Typically we prefer to plan it out on the weekend and then if I have to make a run into town for any groceries then I can. Granted I prefer to just go in once a week on Fridays, sometimes a little extra trip in a week is welcomed, but other weeks it just means chaos!
Remember we made this: