Our new addition is coming in May. I know I have pleanty of time to think about this but I want to be prepared. When we had G I had no idea how consumed with her I would be. I was unable to do much more than the essential in life inbetween nursing, changing, soothing. When J came things were a little better. I knew what to expect and we had a lot of sweet folks from our church bring us meals and it was a huge blessing. However, I am thinking ahead this time. I want to make lots of frozen meals ahead of time. I figure I will make them in my last trimester and freeze them for those first weeks of craziness. I have never done this before so I am lacking in the "frozen meal" recipe department. So if any of you have some Yummy, Kid friendly, Freezable meals you would like to share, I would love to have them. I found this one and am going to try it out this week.
Since the last food blog entry there have been some new rules put into place. They seem to be working! Rules 1. Mom is only cooking 1 dinner per night! I mean it! 2. Kids must TRY everything on their plate. 3. Kids do not have to clean their plates. However if they want dessert they must eat everything on their plate.
So in the past week with the new rules in place this is how dinner went. Day 1. We had meatloaf, mashed potatoes, yeast rolls, and edamame (the kids love it). G cried while eating her potatoes and didn't mind the meatloaf. However she cleaned her plate. J ate a few bites of edamame but didn't want anything else so he was forced to try. He then proceeded to gag and dry heave. It was a funny (but not funny) so I had to try not to laugh at him. He didn't get any goodies. G did and he was not happy about that. Day 2. Cooked Asian noodles and chicken and egg rolls. Both kids cleared their plates. Seems weird but this is the dinner G requested. They both got one piece of there candy. Day 3. Baked steak, rice, gravy, yeast rolls. G asked hubby, "Daddy will you please force this rice into my mouth?" However once she tasted it she liked it and asked for more. G cleared her plate. J Loved the steak and didn't want the rice but tried it and ate the required amount. He used to love rice but I guess he wasn't in the mood. G also ate 4 (small) yeast rolls. I though if she had a drink she might explode. That was prob. more food in her stomach then had ever been there before.
I think things are going well. I am not saying Great because I know I have a long road before I can just make dinner and have them eat it on their own. But it is an improvement on chicken nuggets every night.
I am a Twenty something Stay @ Home Mom in the state of Kentucky. I am a originally from FL. I am the blushing bride of a bold preacher of the word of God. My hubby and I have been married since 2004 and the Lord has grown our love for one another and our friendship everyday. He is my Best Friend! I am also the proud parent of the 3 cutest kiddos in the world!
GJ - My little Girl has my husbands inquisitive nature and my...everything else. She is so creative and silly. I enjoy just watching her play, to see the funny things she comes up with.
JA - my big boy has given me so much appreciation for how fun little boys are! They are missing a filter. The filter that says, "this might hurt", or "I shouldn't do that".
PM - My baby number 3 who is so sweet and I am cherishing every minute of him being a baby! His smile can light up a room, not to mention his hair!
My husbands drives me to know and love my Lord Jesus Christ more, and my kids reveal the love the Father has for me everyday.