Okay, this paperwork thing still needs work, but I am doing better. Hopefully if I keep working on it a little bit every day, I can tame the beast.
Moving on, football practice started this week for the boys. This involves a meal schedule that challenges everyone. They need to eat early enough that the running and 90+ degree heat doesn't make them sick, but late enough so that they can make it until they get home around 8:30pm. One of the more experienced moms tells me that she makes the more traditional dinner around 4pm, and then they eat a sandwich or smaller meal when they get home. This way they aren't eating a lot right before bed.
Now I don't mind cooking, but I do have a bad habit of wandering into the kitchen around 5:30 wondering aloud what sounds good, so this is going to require a little more advance planning. It's not just temporary, either - the football season and practice 3 nights a week is going to last well into December! So I need to get a grip on this thing.
With all of that in mind, my healthy habit for this week is going to be meal planning/cooking at home. To avoid the lazy cop-out of running by a fast food place (and the calories and cost that entails) I am going to set a goal for myself of planning the week's meals every Monday and planning to eat dinner at home at least 5 nights a week. That leaves a night with the grands and a night to run out for pizza or whatever grabs our fancy.
If I hit any home runs, I'll post recipe links. I'm sure with school starting, at least a few of you are in the same boat. Of course, any money saved can be rerouted to the fabric fund!
I hope you'll share your healthy habits or links to great recipes.