Dinner in a Dash!
Posted by G.I. Jane
Sometimes (more like MOST times) I dread dinnertime. Since the day my daughter was born she was a picky eater. She even skipped the baby food stage until she could have solids, and even then she was selective. Now she’s almost three and still won’t try new things. It wasn’t until I read this article that I decided to back off a little.
Now that I’m over the picky-phase, I’ve moved onto agonizing over quick and healthy dinner options.
Lately I’ve been searching for an easier way to have dinner prepared each night and still have ample quality time with my family…without catering to everyone’s taste buds! After all, being a picky eater is part of what it means to be a toddler, right? To my surprise I’ve [...]
The Crockpot Crackup
Posted by Clair
It was going to be my day. MY DAY. I had plans. Serious plans. Those plans included bundling up the kids and the hubby and sending them off for a day on the slopes. I was going to put thoughts of crutches and avalanches out of my mind (mostly, really) and just prepare for a day of peace and quiet. I even cleaned the floors and bathrooms yesterday so I wouldn’t have to listen to that little nagging voice telling me to get out the mop. And, to top it all off, I was going to be that mom, the one who prepares a meal from scratch that’s ready for dinner as soon as the exhausted troops arrived home. And this wasn’t going to be one of those meals that I throw together [...]
Posted by Erin
Dinner time is chaotic around here. Well, let me clarify. When the three of us actually sit down to eat, it’s really quite nice. We have always valued the sanctity of the family meal…the kids know that I feel very strongly about taking a few moments to relax and share the best parts of our day. It took some time to establish the routines (taking turns setting the table, no handheld computers, no Blackberry for mom, using our manners all the time), but I think it’s one of my favorite parts of the day. However, in the last year or so, the prep time for these family meals has increased dramatically! When they were much younger, they were picky eaters, like all other kids. But then we moved past that point, and we were all able to enjoy whatever it was I could get on the table. But last year, [...]