I’m going to be solo parenting this week, so here is my loose plan for some very easy meals that I can either pull out of the freezer, prep ahead or make quickly while entertaining a 3 yr old and holding a baby. (Note to self: move the Ergo carrier into the kitchen for easy access!)
- Tacos! So easy, especially if I chop the veggies ahead of time. Plus, Dragons Love Tacos, dontcha know?
- Breakfast for dinner — scrambled eggs w/ veggies and pancakes (although after reading this excellent article, What I Make for Dinner When I Don’t Feel Like Making Dinner, maybe I’ll make french toast instead?)
- Italian chicken (freezer meal), garlic rice, and roasted vegetables
- Order pizza… the easiest dinner of all!
I’m also following the old “It Takes a Village” adage and letting friends invite us over for dinner a couple of times. I get a break from cooking, our kids have fun playing together and we get to visit! Wins all around. (I loved this article that talks about how the “village” advice applies just as much to taking care of yourself as it does to taking care of kids. I struggle to ask for help, but I’m never sorry when I do!)
What are your go-to meals when you’re in survival mode?