On the nights when we have two kids at soccer until 6:30 and one leaving for baseball at 7:00, dinner is not ideal. I should have planned ahead to have something wonderful in the crockpot but some mornings I just don’t have 5 minutes to even get that put together. The easiest way to handle the chaos would be to go through the driv-thru, but I know that ANYTHING I can come up with at home will be better than that.
So here is an idea..mac, cheese, and peas! My kids love a box of Annie’s Organic Macaroni and Cheese but I wanted to add a veggie so we added a half bag of frozen peas (thawed in the microwave first). It was quite the hit. Henry added a sprinkling of bacon crumbles to his and said, “mom, this is awesome!” Not exactly my cup of tea so I had a salad, but hey, they liked it, I got some peas in them, and we avoided the drive-thru. Also a great lunch to make ahead of time and put in a thermos for their lunch boxes. Next time, I’m going to try to add some spinach.
Peace and peas, Melissa