. . .how does dinner work at your house?
when i was a little girl - i remember my mom cooking dinner after i got home from school and we all ate dinner together when my dad got home around 5:30. . .this may or may not be accurate - i'll have to follow-up with my mom.
i also don't remember her yelling or freaking out or seeming to not enjoy this nightly ritual. . .i wonder what my children will remember?
i can cook - well, i can follow a recipe if i have the right ingredients and equipment. john, on the other hand is a wonderful cook. as fate would have it though - i am the one that's home at a reasonable time to cook dinner - so the job falls to me. and john, bless his heart - NEVER complains about what i make (remind me to tell you the salty shells story sometime).
in order to make this less of a stressful nightmare for me. . .i like to menu plan on Sunday nights. i take out some cookbooks, the grocery store circular and paper. from those, i plan at least 4 dinners and make a grocery list. friday night is our standard take out night and our weekend schedules are too varied to plan, the food usually gets wasted.
now i'm religious about it - if i have the ingredients on hand for the week, i'm okay with switching up the days and stuff like that. but i have a sense of control when i get home after work and the kids are off the wall and its time ot make dinner. some nights turn out better than others. it's a learning process.
what are some of your tricks to make this process run more smoothly?
catch you soon -