Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Make ahead meals

So, I'm solo for a few days.  With two boys.  And tonight, the infant boy decided that his awake time "witching hour" was going to be 3 hours, from 5 pm to 8 pm.  Try eating dinner, watching a movie with a 6 year old, and getting chores done with that.  Uh, not.  Thank god the swing finally settled him down so that I could get the 6 year old off to bed.  Next up was to look up "Go The Fuck to Sleep" on You Tube.  Since saying that to him did nothing.

Needless to say, without someone to, say, hold the baby while I eat, I have to plan ahead here.  Sure, he naps for a couple of hours at a time, but you never know when it's going to be.  Best to eat when you get a chance.  I actually have to set the alarm to get the kiddo off to camp tomorrow too.  Yuck.  So, here's what I've got.

Overnight oats (for breakfast).  Vanilla yogurt, banana, oats, cinnamon, milk, pinch of salt, which I think I forgot.  Or not.  I also like chia seeds, but mine were so old and had been in the cupboard that they got little buggy friends. So no chia.  I made up two jars.  I ate one today and made up another, so I'm set for 2 days.  I mix in peanut butter in the morning.

Today's lunch: snap peas, fruit, ham sandwich.

Tonight's dinner and lunches for the foreseeable future: pasta salad with cooked veggies (whatever I had): onion, peppers, squash, sun dried tomatoes, feta, fennel, olives, and homemade pesto.

Roasted veg: more squash, butternut squash, onions, peppers.

Well, off to brush my teeth and try to pass out.  The baby's asleep in the swing, so I suppose I should wait a bit and then move him to the cosleeper.

1 comment:

Katerina said...

I've been there and I know how it is! All these meals are simple and tasty!