Posted on July 25 2018
But without all these camps and social activities how do we as parents find the calm in the storm? Here is what I have come to live by this Summer. First, I’ve entirely given up on the idea that my house will look anything like what’s on Instagram. Second, I wholly support the “Let Them Battle It Out” method. At some point, they’ll get sick of fighting with each other. Third, get back to basics when it comes to meals. It’s so hot out why spend all your time in front of the stove cooking a full meal when you know they’ll only eat a few bites. Salads and sandwiches all day long.
One of my go-to’s is a 4 ingredient pasta salad with a store-bought rotisserie chicken (this meal provides ample leftovers for days and who doesn’t love leftovers!?)
1. Your favorite pasta (ours is the tri-color rotini)
2. A can of sliced olives
3. String cheese (slice them up, and you got yourself some mozzarella)
4. Your favorite Italian dressing (we use any generic store brand)
Simple cook pasta, toss drained pasta with; olives, string cheese slices, and dressing. Serve chilled.
Another favorite is what we call the “lazy” lettuce wraps.
Just pick up one of those Chinese Chicken Salad Kits from Costco and some lettuce. Throw the chicken and noodles on lettuce leaves, top it off with the included dressing and bam you have some “lettuce wraps.”
And lastly, I don’t ever feel bad that we didn't put on real clothes at all that day.
Now, with that said, is school back in session yet!?! I want to enjoy my morning coffee in peace.
Until then, stay cool!