this is a pat-myself-on-the-back post if there ever was one. but i just have to explain how happy it makes me to whip up dinner earlier than five o'clock at night; when the sky feels like it's falling in and my counter is filled with junk mail and benji needs tons of attention and i forgot to thaw anything.
so here is my tip (and likely, you are already way ahead of me on this) prep dinner at breakfast time. you are already doing dishes as it is, you may as well add some to it. as dan is scurrying about the house and benji is happy enough to pad around or watch a cartoon, i have the energy to think up something grand to make (cook lasagna noodles at seven a.m.? yes sir.) and have at it. as the day goes on (and if everything i do gets undone) i know something is ready and waiting for the evening to settle in, our stomachs to growl, the oven to pre-heat and the forks to go on the table. even if the bed is not made and i'm still in my sweats, the dinner before us makes me feel like i've done my duty as a good wife. what about you? what makes you feel like a good homemaker??
the other day i threw together a quick pinterest recipe binder of printed recipes. nothing fancy; just a holding place. once we make it, taste it and approve it, the recipe moves into my recipe bible. i have a feeling these spinach lasagna roll-ups (which claim to be healthy) will be a keeper.
happy weekend. next week is full of good stuff. including the best banana bread ever. ever. ever. and since this isn't a food blog, i'll also be featuring some pretty art prints that made their way into our home (i'm in love).