How Do You Deal With Dinner as a Working (OH) Mom

All moms work. HARD. But when you work outside the home each day, dinner can be a significant challenge. Honestly, I thought that sometimes it was difficult to get dinner on the table as a Work-at-Home Mom. But now, since I get home around 5-5:30 each day, it kills me to get dinner on the table before 7PM!

I’m a little late uploading this video (I did my cooking yesterday). But I am trying Once a Month Cooking, with Tricia at www.OnceaMonthMom.com. The idea has been around forever, but Tricia makes it SOOO easy to make awesome meals.  Here’s my intro and a question to YOU?  Do you have any ideas about making mealtime meaningful when you have limited time?

I video blogged the cooking yesterday, and posted each short video on my FB page.  Pretty soon, I’ll edit them together, with some tips from Tricia and share it!  You can see the raw cuts here –> http://www.facebook.com/reallifeblog

About Sarah Pinnix

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  1. Awesome! I just started a part time job and it’s throwing me totally off. I have to make Sunday’s my planning days and make sure I have everything prepared. We have some diet/allergy things we have to watch out for – so a lot of our food is cooked fresh.
    Thanks so much for sharing this site. I’m going to check it out more in depth.

    Looking forward to hearing how you do with meal planning too.

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    Sarah
    Twitter: reallifesarah
    Reply:

    Thanks, Mikki! It’s definitely the planning that’s key! And congrats on your new job!

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  2. I have the same issues with meals. I am not ambitious enough to do the month at a time thing, but my crock pot has become my best friend in the kitchen. Take 10 minutes to throw frozen meat and some veggies in, season and turn it on in the morning and my husband’s mouth waters with the aroma that meets him when he comes home in the afternoon. Easy peasy!

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  3. This shouldn’t be “hard”. It’s dinner and the solution is planning.

    If you and your significant other plan & do your share of taking care of this – it’s not hard. No significant other? Planning is still the key.

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  4. Lena
    Twitter: Lenasledge
    says:

    Great video. I think planning is so helpful. As a mom of five, I find cooking with less ingredients and in bulk helped a lot. (new follower RSS)

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    Sarah
    Twitter: reallifesarah
    Reply:

    Hi Lena!! Wow, five kids! You are my hero. What types of meals do you cook in bulk? I’ve done a lot of things like pinto beans, chili, spaghetti sauce, lasagna.

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  5. I find once a month cooking a little much b/c sometime i actually want to cook and not reheat but once a week cooking totally works for my family, we freeze as much as we can and have a leftovers day on the weekend 🙂

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    Sarah
    Twitter: reallifesarah
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    That’s awesome Ella! You gotta find what works, right? Do you cook on Sunday to have throughout the week?

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  6. I work outside the home, too, so I try to keep meals really simple. Sometimes I make the hubby grill meat I already have thawing in the fridge and then we add a steamer bag of veggies. Or I use the slow cooker and mix up the ingredients the night before and have my hubby turn it on the next day. Tonight we’re going to have chicken salad sandwiches from leftover chicken I cooked in the slow cooker!

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  7. Janelle@GraceTags
    Twitter: everydaynell
    says:

    Is it bad that I have a sink full of dishes and I’m a work at home Mom? I guess I have an excuse since I work 40 hours a week at home and raise three kids. lol Good luck with the cooking and dish washing.

    Janelle
    GraceTags

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  8. I am not ambitious enough to do the month at a time thing, but my crock pot has become my best friend in the kitchen. Take 10 minutes to throw frozen meat and some veggies in, season and turn it on in the morning and my husband’s mouth waters with the aroma that meets him when he comes home in the afternoon. Easy peasy!

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