Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Hey Joe...

Beloved readers, I'm back! For the past week my parents were here visiting from Vancouver. We spent most of the week out and about in L.A.. They even made the obligatory grandparent trip to Disneyland. Almost every meal during their stay was at or from a restaurant. A week later, my stomach is bloated and I'm craving donuts. Weird how bad eating begets bad eating.

I dropped them off at the airport this afternoon and fought traffic all the way home. Dinner had to be quick and easy tonight. Luckily my hubby already had it under control. He browned some ground turkey in a pan until cooked through, added a can of Manwich sloppy joe sauce, simmered it for a few minutes and then spooned it onto some whole wheat hamburger buns. Grilled zucchini completed the meal. It was genius! The kids loved the sloppy joes, using ground turkey made them very low-fat and you can have dinner on the table in about 15 minutes. I'm keeping a can of Manwich sauce in the pantry at all times now. Maybe I will even try making some homemade sauce in the near future.

Tomorrow I will be back to cooking again. I've actually missed it. In fact, I've missed the blogging too. I know throwing some canned sauce onto ground meat might sound a little trashy but we do the best we can as parents. It's not always going to be super fresh or as healthy as we'd like. The important thing is that you love your kids. Give them your time and attention. At the end of the day that is what is going to make them thrive the most.

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