George and I are calling out for help from friends, family, neighbors or just our virtual audience. We are looking to expand our “quick and easy” section of our recipe box. Hear is our cry for HELP!
We recently had a conversation about how I am needing help in the kitchen department and once the baby comes I’ll really need the help so I raised the issue to George. I asked him if he could help with dinner (my absolute WORST nightmare) and to start with just one night a week. Our weeks are normally crazy anyways but if he could help with one night that would be extremely helpful. There are even websites that help with making dinner just one night a month, have you ever heard of http://www.onceamonthmom.com/? I met the genius behind this amazing concept and she told me that she helps make dinner easy for the whole family. Her concept goes something like this: make all the meals for one month in one day and freeze these meals with labels that she even puts together for you! That way anyone in the family can get the dinner started. She even gives you the shopping list and tells you about sales going on at your local store for the month before so that you are also doing this on a budget. So I mentioned this concept to George too.
He told me he would need to give this some thought to all this and he would get back to me.
Speed ahead less than 24 hours later and George says this: “I think it will be best if I start cooking all the dinners.” My first instinct is to argue a bit and remind him that I was just wanting help one night a week. Why am I arguing this fabulous-ness? George is telling me that he is the one that gets home about an hour or so before me and it makes sense for him to do the cooking for dinner and I’m trying to talk him out of it….WAKE UP JESY! He then proceeds to tell me that he isn’t an idiot and can follow instructions for a recipe. I sort of feel like the idiot because I really can not, I’m terrible at it but I’m confident that he will be the amazing cook for the family. The two of us talked a bit about the new idea and George even had a plan.
George and I would sit down on Sundays (early) and go through recipes that we would eat throughout the week. We would also coordinate this with our schedule for the week. No need to cook if neither of us are going to be home, right? Once we go through the recipes and write down all the ingredients we’ll head to Kroger to pick everything up needed for the week. He hates the idea of going to the store each day and I tend to agree since that’s what I do right now. Its easier when you have a plan and that’s what we are going to do.