Today was one of those ridiculously hot, humid south Texas days. And an especially hot day for this pregnant lady. I swear to you my internal temperature has been at 100 degrees all day. Anyways, I picked the kids up and when I got home I had no plans for dinner. Why is the hardest part of dinner figuring out what to make? And you have to do it everyday… ugh! And in this family it is nearly impossible to cook all of us the same meal. Adley is allergic to beef… I’m not kidding and Alan doesn’t care for chicken. And that’s just the proteins. We also limit the kid’s wheat intake and Blaze has a handful of other food allergies that we are still working through. So making a meal we can all eat…basically impossible. I have to give myself some props here and say that most nights I manage to put together an allergy and taste bud friendly meal. But tonight it was not happening… this pregnant Momma was tired and HOT. So I did our family’s equivalent of a drive thru meal. A five course meal consisting of whatever Momma pulled out of the fridge or pantry.
Course 1: Strawberries
Course 2: Crackers
Course 3: Cheese
Course 4: Apple
Course 5: another apple
Course 6: Blaze and Momma enjoyed a bowl of Pops cereal
Boo yah! Dinner was served! Not exactly conventional but it worked and they probably ate more than they usually pick off their plates.
The whole scene made me laugh and I day dreamed about how much easier it would have been if I could have just gone to a drive thru, like every other American family and bought the kiddos a flippin’ happy meal!? Ahh… that would have been so easy. Then reality slapped me across the face and said “Sorry, lady… that is not your life; you didn’t get one of those easy lives.” But a girl can dream and hope for easier days… can’t she?