School started this last Monday for us and we are in full swing at this point. As most of you know, eating as a family is very important to me. I like to gather my family around the dinner table and talk about our day and not think about homework, lesson plans, etc for a few minutes. However, after re-entering the full-time work force two years ago, getting dinner made is harder than it was for many years. Tonight I prepped this dish for my high schooler to start in the slow cooker once she gets home on Monday and I made breakfast tacos to zap in the mornings for a little sturdier breakfast for each of us.
How did I find time tonight to do all this? Well, I cooked a roast in the slow cooker for Sunday lunch and told everyone they were on their own for dinner! Then tonight I was able to spend about an hour in the kitchen getting these two separate things ready. So this is my plan for the “School-year Swing”– to try to prepare ahead of time so that I can enjoy my time at home with my family more and not be standing in the kitchen too often on weeknights.
And now, I’m going to sit with my feet up for a bit before the second week of school gets underway!