Okay parents. It is that time of year. We’re festive, we’re fun, we’re decorating, we’re shopping a little, we’re planning, we’re travelling, and we’re starting to get tired and cranky already.
Take a deep breath. I decided that I would re-evaluate everything I am doing right now. First I think: Is it necessary? Yes, I suppose the kids do need to eat dinner. Will they care or notice? No, I don’t think the neighbour will care if I don’t drop off a jar of home-made cookie mix. Will it make me stressed? Yes, I don’t want to plan it right now, but If we have time, we’ll makes mixes as an afternoon activity before bed.
Okay, so dinner has to be made. No groceries. No problem.
“Kids!” I say and I know it’s not so novel to us but to them it’s a big deal to switch things up. “We’re having breakfast for dinner! Isn’t that funny?!” Of course my daughter is a bit concerned that this isn’t quiteKosher to have breakfast for dinner, but she gets over it once I tell her she can have some dinner foods and some breakfast foods. I make some french toast and feel good that my son is eating eggs that way. I slice up some ham (or whatever cold cuts you have left in the fridge). I found grapes, but apple slices are good too or bananas. Et voila! Dinner for breakfast. We’re cleaned up and in bed by 7:00. Phew!
Bon appetit. ttyl your BFF (Boston Family Foodie)
For more info: Breakfast for Dinner (Wondertime)