Sunday, July 1, 2012

Dinner. I dread it.

Oh man, it's been a while since my last post. The whole being a working mom thing isn't easy! Working, being a mom and wife and maintaining a decent looking home is difficult but doing all of that and planning, shopping for and preparing meals seems like an impossible task. Thinking about it overwhelms me!
I recently checked a book out at our local library called cooking once a month, or something like that, and the idea seems fantastic but it was written in the 80's so some of the meals don't appeal to us and also some of the items aren't available anymore. We have decided to try this on a smaller level though and with our own recipes and not cooking everything ahead of time but preparing what we can and know how to in advance to help cut down on the weekday evening burden. This week being our first week we shopped today (still missing a few items, hopefully we will get a better hang of things as we continue) and prepared some things for our dinners this week. We cooked some of our meats and chopped our veggies. Prep work is the worst when all you want to do is eat! Here are pics of Luke and baby Lucy helping with meat and veggies for the week!

So we have 7 meals planned for this week and a cute weekly menu to fill in (I will post pics!), tomorrow we are having honey pecan pork chops with baked sweet potatoes and broccoli. Luke will be doing a lot of the "day of" work since I am working afternoons and he is used to doing simple meals like spaghetti, chicken and rice or mac and cheese so this will be a change for him...  I know he can do it though!! Wish us luck~Casey

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