Keeping Dinner Simple
Posted by katie berggren on
As many of you know, I’ve been struggling with the family’s evening meal. I often get to 4pm and scratch my head…
This is disconcerting and deflating. As I’m a responsible and loving mama who cares so much about what goes into the bellies of her babies, her hubby and herself.
So why the struggle?
I feel like I’ve tried many avenues, techniques for planning and ways of posting and organizing recipes for ease of choice and use. Why must I make this so hard?
In all of my self-inflicted struggles, I have figured a few things out:
~keep it simple
~have 10 favorite things (or so) that you can choose from over and over
~use mostly whole foods and vegetables
~build the meal around the veggies
…and I’m always learning. I like things simple, so I’ve recently been re-attracted to StoneSoup. I LOVE StoneSoup. And here are two recipes I’ve recently snapped up and used (and they went over *pretty* well with my family):
Lentil Balls ~ personally I could eat these every day. My family? Not so much.
Califlower & Garbanzo Beans
Here are some earlier posts from the Painting Motherhood Blog, involving meals & recipes (& the psychology thereof):
–Mama Meets the Grocery Bill Part 3: Mama Bars: https://www.paintingmotherhood.com/2012/06/mama-meets-the-grocery-bill-part-3/
–Mama Meets the Grocery Bill Part 2: https://www.paintingmotherhood.com/2012/06/mama-meets-the-grocery-bill-part-2/
–Mama Meets the Grocery Bill Part 1: https://www.paintingmotherhood.com/2012/06/mama-meets-the-grocery-bill/
–Healthier Body, Happier Mama: https://www.paintingmotherhood.com/2012/03/healthier-body-happier-mama/
–Maintaining Healthy Habits: https://www.paintingmotherhood.com/2011/09/free-cards-friday-back-to-solo-working-maintaining-healthy-habits/
–What’s For Dinner? https://www.paintingmotherhood.com/2010/09/whats-for-dinner-free-cards-winner/
I’d love to hear how you tackle this evening choice (or do you make it a choice that must be figured out in the morning?)
Love & Sincerely, Katie
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