We are trying to make life more simple. I think quite a few parents are trying to do the same thing in this day and age. We live in a world full of conveniences, extravagances, and just too much stuff.
So what is simple? I suppose it depends upon whom you ask, and in what reference you are talking about. To me simple is easy. I want a simple home and life. No, life is not easy but I am trying to make our lives a little more simple. I want my home to be easy to maintain. Which it is not currently.
Today, I am referring to meals. Even being a SAHM, I have a lot on my plate. Alice takes up a lot of time, and once the little man gets here things are only going to get more chaotic. So I love quick, easy, healthy meals. Okay, so healthy isn't always achieved-hello frozen pizza!
A few of my "go-to" meals that my family and I love, and that can be whipped together in very little time:
•Italian ham and beans
•anything in the crockpot (beef stew, pot roast, potato soup, lasagna, etc.)
•chicken noodle soup
And the list goes on. I started thinking about this the other week, when Sean requested chicken parmesan for dinner. I made a remark that that wasn't simple, and he griped about "why ask him if I never make what he requests." So I felt bad, and not having any other ideas for dinner, I made chicken Parmesan.
To be honest, it was pretty simple to make. I just really prefer a meal with "simple" clean up too. You know, less pots, pans, etc. I really love those meals that only dirty one item. So I guess that is another requirement of a "simple" meal.
What simple meals do you love? What not-so-simple meals do you love? My favorite not-so-simple meal is veggie stuffed shells! It is my favorite meal, but what a pain to make. I usually only make it once or twice a year (and extra at that, so I can freeze some).