Meatloaf Madness

10 Jan

Last night was Spaghetti and Turkey Meatloaf and Steamed Broccoli night. as I was preparing to start prepping my meatloaf the plumber, UPS and the Gardener all showed up needing me to explain things that I simply could not. I don’t know what the thingy is called that goes in between the tub stopper top and the whole in the drain. All I know is that our tub makes a noise that makes my children think that a monster lives in the drain and it must be fixed ASAP.

Before I knew it, I had not made the meatloaf and it was time to pick up the twins from Preschool. Those three hours sure didn’t get me far now did they? I knew I could make the pasta and broccoli while they napped, but I had a loooong list of chores to be done, plus a blog to write and another kid to be picked up half way through their nap.

I took a deep breath – I had a little conversation with myself, went a little like this; I am doing the best I can, this is my first week and I will get the hang of this. It’s ok to improvise. Your doing a good job.
I decided to pick up kid#1 and run into Whole Foods and pick up ready made Turkey Meatloaf to go with my spaghetti and broccoli. Next time I will make it myself, but this time, it didn’t mean I was less of a “Mom that cooks home cooked meals” because I improvised.

How did it go? Girl twin ate everything on her plate and begged for more broccoli. Boy twin ate a little of everything, requested ketchup and then ate a little more. Six year old ate all her pasta, wouldn’t try the meatloaf or broccoli, but she let the food sit on her plate without any protest. That right there is a huge improvement from the faux-vomiting of the night before.

They were all given chocolate soy pudding for dessert.

Tonight is Corn Flake Chicken and Smashed Sweet Potatoes. Cross your fingers for me…..

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2 Responses to “Meatloaf Madness”

  1. Kiley January 10, 2013 at 2:27 pm #

    My kids favorite meal is chicken, broccoli and noodles. I grill the chicken in olive oil after sprinkling with garlic salt. I slice it up and stir with Barilla whole grain pasta (usually rotini) and steamed broccoli. I add a little butter or olive oil to the noodles so they don’t stick together. I sprinkle with parmesan cheese on top. A batch will last several meals. It is so easy AND they love it! No faux vomiting. My kids would run away if I cooked meatloaf or anything with bell peppers in it.

  2. Jolie January 10, 2013 at 6:49 pm #

    You’re cooking!!!!! You swore you never would and here you are, Mario Batali-ing it up!! How are you not dancing in the street??!!!

    Are you dancing in the street?

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