Are you guilty of not thinking about dinner plans until shoes get kicked off and ties are loosened?
I'm a mom with important stuff to do (as are you), and sadly, sometimes thinking about feeding my family gets pushed down to the bottom of my to-do list. I can make some incredible things, I just need 30-45 minutes and Viola!
BUT, my mom just shared the best trick. THE. BEST. TRICK. One, she admitted, was used on many occasion when my dad was about to walk in the door.
To fend off the dinner questions, the whining, and the glares that hunger produce. Cut up an onion and saute it in some butter. That's it.
The smell going through the house will buy you about 30 minutes to figure out with the f*** you're going to put in your family's face.
You go from being the unthoughtful parent to the talented, concerned matriarch.
Some of my mom's suggestions for what to do with that onion..
- Taco meat
- Hamburger gravy over noodles or a baked potato (zap that sucker in the microwave)
- Sloppy Joes
- Onion soup
Good luck out there. Some days are perfect and some days I wish the family could survive on sauteed onions alone.
Authored by A Swift Doula