This. Day. Was. Horrible. An after school incident involving one of my kids did me in, in a gut-wrenching, heart stopping “oh my god no one tells you this shit about parenting” kind of way.
This day can die in a fire. I’m done. I’m exhausted. I’m a hot effing mess. And I think the hardest part was not losing my damn mind when it all happened. Like some kind of magical, controlled, Stepford mom robot, I was rather cool, calm and collected about the whole thing. When it was over, however, I crumbled into a ball. And STILL had to make dinner, do homework with kids, chores, pack lunches, and pencil in my nervous breakdown for another day, because right now, ain’t nobody got time for that.
Now as much as I wanted to push an easy button, I didn’t. I keep rescue meals on hand for these kinds of days, and Tuesdays are notoriously bad for me for no explainable reason. Enter rescue meals! I did buy a few things this weekend “just in case.” Thank goodness.
What’s a rescue meal? Well, though they are simple solutions to meal times, I do still try to make them good choices. Since they are usually packaged, I try to still be selective- like buying organic, gluten-free, non-gmo, etc. I read labels closely, because they are usually packaged, trying to avoid sweeteners, sugar, soy, msg blah blah blah. Not perfect, but not a colossal mistake either, and eons better than a stop at Taco Bell or McDs, you understand.
Tonight’s Rescue Dinner was 10 minutes or less, easy to make, a good choice, and all the ingredients were already here. No stops at the store. Did I mention delicious?! Yep, that too!
Organic Quinoa Pasta
Organic Garlic Veggie Spaghetti Sauce
Mini Sweet Peppers and Black & Habanero Stuffed Olives
Now someone bring me ALL the wine and chocolate NOW!