This is still part of our Traditional Foods in Real Lives: Working Around the Work Schedule series
Breakfast- sliced apples and eggs cooked in coconut oil. Up at 6:00 (this is when my little ones get up anyway), started heating the pan for eggs, cooked apples. Everyone ate, everything cleaned up at 5 minutes to 7:00. I ate at the table with the kids at first, but then I got up to clean up, get dressed, etc after 10 minutes or so.
I was actually surprised that breakfast took this long – I thought a simple breakfast like this would go faster.
Put the chicken in the crockpot on low to go all day ‘while out of the house’.
Lunch: It was really nice to have lunch already made when the kids were hungry! I think I’ll be incorporating a lot more make-ahead food into our schedule from now on. Hannah didn’t eat as much as I thought she would. Sam ‘shared’ my sandwich by picking some of the chicken out, eating a bite of pickle, and some apples.
Salmon patties for dinner. To be ‘authentic’ I thought I’d wait to start dinner when my husband got home from work. Fifteen minutes later we were eating, then out the door again to look at a house. We had salad that I had made on Sunday again. Back home, got the kids to bed, and cleaned up.
Took the chicken off the bones from the crock pot (I turned it off when I was preparing dinner a couple hours earlier) and put some aside for tomorrow’s tacos, made the rest into chicken salad for lunches.
Total hands on time this evening:
2 minutes for dinner and clean up
another 20 minutes to pull the chicken off, wash crockpot, and make chicken salad+ lunches.
Edited to add all parts of this series: Continue below
Traditional Food in Real Lives– How can this be done around the work schedule?
Grocery Shopping and Menu Planning
Weekend Meal Prep
Tuesday and Wednesday
Thursday and Friday– the home stretch
Reflections on this week and how it impacts me as a stay at home mom, and adjustments I’d make if I did work outside the home
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