Today was the first day back to school for the kiddos.
For some reason, this Christmas break seemed longer than others. We stayed home for the most part with a few local getaways thrown in, so that might have contributed to it, or maybe because Christmas day was at the beginning of the break , or maybe because having the position of Director of Entertainment for my three little ones every day, all day, is a bit daunting after 14 days. Whatever it was, it seemed long.
So, this morning, the school morning rush began once again.
We started by not being able to locate Bam Bam’s Darth Vader lunch box for at least 15 minutes.
Until we realized, we had never removed it from his backpack TWO weeks ago when Christmas break started. Oops.
At least, there was not any chicken or mayonnaise left in the box. Only one z bar wrapper. Phew.
Then I had to remember which of my three have hot lunch at our school on Mondays. Only one of them. So that meant, I needed to whip up two lunches and one snack.
Anyway, we finally pulled ourselves together and arrived early to school.
Wow, the house was quiet. So nice to hit the blog with sheer quiet. I was supposed to go do a three mile walk, but the force of my peaceful home would not let me put my sneakers on to brave the cold walking path.
I decided that I deserved to be in my quiet home today. 🙂
During my quiet time, I realized that I needed to get back into my meal planning routine for the week. The planning kind of (ok, completely) fell to the wayside in these past two weeks.
So, I decided to go with one of my favorites. Easy peasy, healthy, warm, and the whole family loves it…….recipe is here…..
It is on the stove now, and it smells so yummy. Both of my girls have basketball practice tonight, so this is perfect, as it just sits warming on the stove as people come in and out of the house.