I want to ask all the experienced homemakers and stay at home moms a question.
What do you do when you kind of 'lose' the spark about your job? What do you do when you know you aren't quite giving it your best, but can't seem to get motivated to go the extra mile???
I am blaming my feelings on pregnancy, but, I am feeling down about my kids' behavior. Yesterday at the appointment with the midwife, my 5 and almost 3 year old went nuts. They were all over the office, scattering potpourri, messing with displays of pill bottles etc. I was very embarrassed because no matter what I did, as soon as I started talking again, off then went. Yes it was during nap time, but still...
Plus I am just not organized yet. I still have things to organize since the move- I need to rearrange the kitchen so my baking stuff is all together, I need to get some toys put up, go through clothing, hang stuff on the wall, organize the girls' bathroom etc. Hopefully, I can get some plastic lidded tubs and get to work on all that.
But I want to share a quick dinner I did the other night. I had a roast in the fridge, but had a spur of the moment day of shopping and didn't get it in the crockpot in time. So when I got home I had to figure something out quick, without asking dh to get fast food or something.
Eggs. Very versatile. But dh isn't fond of pancakes and stuff for dinner, and I didn't have time to make a big egg casserole. So this is what I did. I got out all my little ramekins you might use for baked custard or something, plus two larger sized ones for me and dh. I chopped some sweet grape tomatoes, green onion and green bell peppers finely. I sprayed each dish with non-stick cooking spray, cracked one egg in each for the girls, two for me and three for dh. I poured a little heavy cream all around and then scattered the veggies on top. Next I added some salt and covered the tops with cheese. (cheddar for the kiddies, pepper jack for me and dh)
Slide them in the oven at 375 F and cook until whites are set. I toasted some good quality whole grain bread and made a lemon dressing for a mixed baby greens salad.
Squeeze the juice of one lemon into a bowl, add salt and pepper, and about the same amount of olive oil as juice. Whisk on pour on top of greens.
I added red onion and parmesan cheese shavings to the salad as well. The meal was fast, pretty, healthy and yummy. We buttered and jammed the toast and drank orange juice. Oh, I put Ranch dressing on the girls' salads, but they ate 'em up. Too bad I didn't take pictures...I need to do more of that huh?