Thanks to challenger AnskySue for sharing this story of how even her son is involved in the Cook at Home Challenge, not to mention the great idea to simplify dinner plans by preparing meals from a different time of day.
So, yesterday was one of those days that would have been a fast food dinner any other time. Thanks to this challenge (and my son) for helping to keep me on the straight and narrow! Picked up my son from school and headed to watch a doubleheader that my husband was coaching. We left the game around 6:15 and I’m thinking we still have dinner, homework and a bath before an 8 pm bedtime – how will I get it all done in such a short amount of time??
So, I start to crumble – I can’t handle the pressure! I mention to my son that maybe we’ll stop at a fast food place on the way home but he chimes in that he wants scrambled eggs. What? I can’t believe what I am hearing! He asks “Aren’t we supposed to be cooking at home for that challenge?” So, not only does he want to help me stick to the challenge but he’s offering up one of the quickest, easiest solutions for dinner. Scrambled eggs? Oh yeah, I can make those (and without a recipe even – lol)!! We head home and I scramble up some eggs and egg whites and throw some wheat bread in the toaster. We ate a delicious meal of scrambled eggs/egg whites, toast and cherry tomatoes. Awesome! What a great reminder of the support we can receive from the ones we love if only we’ll remember to lean on them when we need it!