Do you ever have a hard time getting a family meal on the table? Are you tired of your kids eating junk? Do you get home from work and wonder, What am I going to feed everyone for dinner?
You’re not alone.
Today, at Working Mommy Wednesday, we’re answering the question: “You know you’re a working mom when….”
In my world, I know I’m a working mom because I just can’t seem to get my act together to make everyone a healthy dinner. And food is important to me. I mean really important.
I grew up in a family that ate meals together. Every night. We weren’t allowed to miss dinner – but even more importantly, we didn’t want to miss dinner. Dinner was sacred.
Besides the fact that we all loved my mother’s cooking, we also loved being together. Family meals helped us connect and reconnect. And the dinner table was always filled with drama and laughter.
So what’s a modern family to do? Most moms today – whether or not they work outside the home – can’t spend hours during the week planning and preparing family meals. And bulk cooking is great if you have the time, but sometimes I just can’t squeeze another minute out of my schedule.
The answer? Chasing Superwoman and Huffman’s Family Meal Night!
Let me explain. I’m teaming up with my neighbors, Tim and Glenda Huffman, to support the Ohio Grocer Association Parents’ Week at the Huffman’s Market. (For those of you who live out of town, Huffman’s is our locally owned and operated grocery store. And among other things, they specialize in affordable, nutritious, pre-made family meals.)
On Friday, October 1 from 3:00 to 6:30 p.m., we’ll be celebrating food, wine, and books at the Huffman’s Market. I’ll be signing books, AND I’ll be making my mother’s homemade sauce (some of you have seen the recipe in the back of my book).
Most importantly, we’ll be having lots of fun. I just can’t wait for this event! Some of you know that my neighbors are a pretty wild bunch, so we’ll have lots of blogs to post and tweets to share.
What about my online friends who can’t come to the event? Don’t worry, we’ll be doing something extra special on the blog for you next Friday. So please come back on October 1!
Now, I have to get busy buying the ingredients for my sauce….