Friday, June 6, 2008


It always seems to take me awhile to rebound from morning sickness. I've been feeling fine for a number of weeks now, but am I back to planning meals? No. Do I have a decent dinner on the table for my husband every night? No.

I think even though morning sickness is over, with little ones life is ever-changing. Now I have to figure out how to have a meal hot and ready to go when Peter gets home at 7 o'clock while Charles is winding down for bed, coveting my attention. He seems to especially "need" me whenever I'm in the kitchen...curious. :)

I also have to be sure not to get my feelings hurt if Peter is not particularly hungry some night. It seems to be a pattern that if I make the effort to get a meal on the table and Peter doesn't eat it or much of it, then I lose my enthusiasm for making a meal the next day. But the fact is, it's my job. And really, I'm no gourmet chef over here. At all. I really can't expect Peter to get too fired up about dinner after a 2 hour commute home.

So I am going to do much like well-organized Barbara. I am going to make a list of dinners for a whole week, and I'm going to write my grocery list based on the dinner list. Then I'm going to post our dinners for the week on the fridge or somewhere around here so Peter will know what's for dinner each night and I'll know what I'm making without having to think about it!

I'm starting today as I'll make a trip to the food market tomorrow. And boy it's harder than I remember it being to make a weekly menu. I think it's because food doesn't really appeal that much to me right now, even though I'm not nauseous. So I'm scouring all of our blog links looking for those good meals!


LauraSuz said...

Good for you!

Erin said...
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Erin said...

I totally hear you on the "no longer nauseous, but not too excited about food, anyway" thing. SO frustrating, especially since, left to his own devices, Matt WILL eat cheese and salami/pepperoni EVERY. NIGHT. Ew. :(

But good for you, being a trooper! :P

scmom (Barbara) said...

I know what you mean about getting your feelings hurt when your husband doesn't eat. Most days Doug eats well, but once a week or so, he eats a nice working lunch out and has no appetite for dinner. If the kids are equally unenthusiastic, I get really sore!

Try some light meals for a while. And make dinners that have good leftovers -- then you can eat it for lunch the next day if your husband isn't too hungry!

Anne said...

Thanks for the tips, Barbara. I sure do enjoy leftovers for lunch. Quick, easy, delicious!

Erin, I am sorry to hear about the sciatica. But I've got to say that salami/pepperoni sandwiches sound pretty good to me! I suppose every night might be a little much! :)