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Kids don’t really need dinner, do they?

I've been forced this week to get in back to school/fall mode.

This means I've not only had to sort out the kid's school schedules, but I've also had to start thinking about how the heck I'm going to feed the five of us and still get each kid to their after school activities.

It's um, challenging. 

Tomorrow night for example, my daughter has piano lessons until 5:15 and I have a new parent's school orientation to attend from 6:00 until 7:30. 

So, assuming my youngest leaves her lesson on time, and I can get home in fifteen minutes, I then have a full twenty minutes to prepare, serve and eat dinner in order to give myself ten minutes to get over to the school.

Yeah, it's a pizza night tomorrow.

Tonight I had a similar schedule so it was a crock pot night.

When I was grocery shopping earlier today I picked up a copy of American Test Kitchen's 30-Minute Supper magazine because I thought that might help.

And then I realized, most nights this fall?

I don't even have thirty minutes.

Sigh.

3 thoughts on “Kids don’t really need dinner, do they?

  1. I was going to suggest the crock pot, but then you mentioned it. I’m thinking you may have to have a cooking day on Saturday or Sunday to prepare for the week ahead. Ugh. Life is crazy, isn’t it?!

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  2. One important benefit of this approach is that it preserves universal service, which is what we were discussing in the first place. If the NYC post office goes out of business it will create no disruption at all, because UPS will gladly provide service to every address there. Not true in Alaska which is an outlier, in every sense, and may need special consideration and a more tailored solution.

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