I swear every single August that I. WILL. NOT. get myself over-scheduled this fall! There will be no more running around like a chicken with my head cut off!
But then, there's the kids. They're smart kids. And good kids. And they all want to do really cool stuff. And I'd rather they be busy and engaged than sitting around the house like slugs. So I let them sign up for a whole bunch of things - horse riding, Guides, Scouts, Irish dance, swimming, book club, youth group. And just about everything comes with a fundraising piece to it (don't you just hate the fundraising?). And then it's October and I'm running around like a chicken with my head cut off ...
One trick I've learned to help tame the madness is to have a file of "Warp Speed Suppers". These are meals that can be thrown together in less than a half-hour (and often in 20 minutes), but still leave you with a relatively clean conscience in terms of nutrition.
Here are some of our faves:
So be sure to add these to your arsenal of weeknight survival strategies. Let me know how they work out for you ... enjoy!