Tonight’s fare is an oldie but a goodie: French Dip Sandwiches. I frequently have nights where it’s just about dinnertime and I need a meal, quick. Or, I have days where I finally squeezed in that grocery store trip and need to think up a week’s worth of dinners. This recipe has very few preparation steps. … More The Cheapest, Bestest Dinner Ideas, IX
None of my boys smiled in his school pictures; there is even the hint of a glare. The company that took them says every school picture tells a story. If that’s the case, then my kids’ photos say, “About 5-10 years of hard labor.”
According to commiserating folk, every child is difficult. If I’m going off their actual, real-life, sighing, eye-rolling, judgy-face reactions, however, my child is the only difficult one. Those reactions, and what their kids are doing. At a park full of happy faces, sand castle builds, a brother pushing a sister on a swing, and a group of giggling … More The Difficult Child
This dubious bunch of battered pieces is Vegetable Tempura, or Tempura Vegetables. It’s tasty! When we’ve had a run of a lot of meat for dinners and I want to pretend to eat a healthy meal, this is my go-to. When I’m preparing for it, I pick up our favorite vegetables at the store: zucchini … More The Cheapest, Bestest Dinner Ideas, VIII
If I were to redesign a mother, I’d include an extra arm and the ability to instantly metabolize chocolate. My kids, on the other hand, would include a candy dispenser, garbage can, and mute button.