Around Casa Evil Twin, weekends are extremely laid back. The Evil Twin has worked hard all week, Buddy has been in school all week and I am desperately in need of a break from all the day to day “stuff”.
Since, I plan and prep meals all week, I'm a little burned out by Friday. I do all my planning and grocery list on Sundays – just in time for my Monday shopping excursion. On Saturdays, we do Saturday Day or Night Special. What this means is we typically will order fast food from the drive thru about mid day and just eat like pigs. Where we eat (McDs, Wendy's, etc.) rotates each week – depending on what everyone wants.
Then, Sunday rolls around. My fricken family expects to be FED on Sundays, too! Those ingrates.
I have become SO frustrated by the complaints on Sundays, that I have now declared “Crock Pot Sundays”. Whatever is in the crock pot is the meal 'o the day. Take it or leave it or fix your own shizzle, cause Momma is exhausted.
You would think this would be a perfect solution, right? NOPE. Now, I have to hunt down recipes that sound like something the whole family likes and will eat.
This past Sunday, I did the Savory Pot Roast. While the Evil Twin and I liked it, the kids were a little non-plussed and just kind of picked around at it.
The Evil Twin and I were both extremely picky eaters as children (and I'm still picky), so we chalk this up as revenge from his mom and my mom times two.
Honestly, the kids would be fine if I served spaghetti every day, but that's not happening. We call Buddy “Starchy McGee” and Sissy “Pester McFly”. He likes the starches, she likes the sugar.
I, of course, want them to have healthy, balanced meals. When I start to worry, I try to get all Zen about it and remember what my pediatrician told my mother, “Let her eat what she wants. If she's lacking something, her body will crave it and she'll get it.”
I guess it worked for me 'cause I'm still here. I've always been on the scrawny side and borderline anemic – nothing a little multi-vitamin can't handle.
I'm off to do research for crock pot recipes! Wish me luck.... Or, I'll be forced to actually acknowledge my family on Sundays and even COOK for them. Perish the thought! LOL.