I’m a bad cook. No, really. I have burned toast, butchered recipes, and trashed most of my concoctions.
When I was single, it was funny. “Oh, you’re going to die lonely and hungry,” my brother would tease. It didn’t bother me. Besides, my dates took me to different schmancy restaurants every night. Who cared that my fridge was bare.
When I met my husband and realized he was a damn near gourmet chef, I was still content with being a well-fed kitchen disaster.
But then came The Kid and, according to the Big Book of Mommyhood, I’m supposed to feed my child. Every day. Three times a day. Healthy, balanced, colorful Michelle Obama meals.
I wish I could tell you that after 3 years I’ve figured out this cooking thang. But I haven’t. Googling “healthy kid food” has helped a little, but these super moms with their happy face pancakes and banana wagons are not up my alley.
So, sometimes when my daughter comes home from daycare, I give her some yogurt, grapes, & peanut butter sandwich (all food that doesn’t require a stove), and keep my fingers crossed that it’s enough to fill her belly. If we make it to bed without her saying she’s hungry, then I’ve won for the day.
Anyone have some quick, easy kid-friendly meal ideas to help me out?