1.24.2011

A Different Sort of Marathon

Two parents working full-time outside of the home + one awesome (but exhausting) toddler = total chaos inside of the home

(apparently I'm really into mathematical equations lately)

I've spent the last year and a half trying to figure out ways to make things "work" for our new reality but the fact of the matter is that our house is usually a mess.  Toys all over the floor.  Left over food on the table.  Laundry piling up.  Not exactly the calm, clean oasis that I would like, but I'm trying to make my peace with it.

One thing that does work for us though is massive cooking marathons on the weekend.  With both my husband and I getting home late in the afternoon there is little time (or desire) to put together meals and since feeding your child is apparently a necessary part of caring for your child, doing most of the cooking on the weekend works for us.

Case in point, this Sunday I made:



Roasted Vegetables






vegetarian meatloaf, gravy, and mashed potatoes (no pictures, but take my word for it...they were delicious!)

A greater feat than the actual cooking though was washing all the dishes after the cooking marathon.   

Whew!

We'll probably make one more meal around Wednesday or Thursday but until then, this should get us through the week.


3 comments:

  1. Everything looks so delicious. I'm going to your house for supper! Thanks for posting about the vegetarian meat loaf, I'm going to try it today. And thanks for the comment you left on my blog. Just want to tell you that you are set at No-reply, so if you leave Comments on blogs, the authors can't write you back. There's a way to fix it, if you use g-mail.

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  2. It looks and sounds delish!

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  3. woah! you rock! it is SO helpful to get a big bunch of cooking done on the weekend, but I almost never accomplish it...

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