Now, the family food is cooked and in the fridge/freezer/pantry, but it seems to be a task of gargantuan proportions for the rest of the family to get the food out, heat it, and eat it. I tried making sure there was a 'menu' list on the fridge. Didn't work at all. Last night, several parties that shall remain nameless chose to eat Hot Pockets rather than the pre-made food. Another party chose to not eat and woke up at midnight starving and had to brave unknown creepy things and sounds to sneak into the kitchen, nab some food, and run back to the bedroom before the zombies could attack.
I give. My priority right now is my own health and well-being. I have made things available to my family, but obviously that is still too hard for them. I cannot be everything to them, and with our schedule the will have to make some choices to step it up. However, I will feel guilty and eventually quit caring for myself or opt to take on their stuff if I can't make this sustainable for them.
Here is the new plan... bins in the outside fridge with all the fixings. This accomplishes several things:
- No one can say they forgot what was for dinner. Grab the freaking "Tuesday" bin and eat what is inside it.
- My inside fridge actually will have some space for leftovers and snacks now, in spite of my huge shelf of pre-packed meals.
|chili and spinach salad|
|pork chops, fried potatoes, asparagus|