As I prepare to head to New York City for a 4-day conference I have a lot of preparing to do.
I need business cards
I need to choose appropriate outfits
I need to work out camp carpool.
Then there is always the issue of FOOD.
The Mister is very good about fending for himself and the girls, I try to at least have some foods that make the fending easier. I also let go of the fact that he might not be feeding them the way I would, but they are fed nonetheless... And alive... And usually happy when I return.
I recently polled my friends on Facebook to see who prepares meals for their family when they embark one 'girls's weekend' and who just lets them figure it out.
There were basically 3 types of responses
1. "I don't need to prepare anything because they end up going out or ordering in all weekend"
2. "I let them fend but I make sure to stock the fridge"
3. "Are you serious? My husband cooks more than I do!"
Notice not one actually admitted to cooking and freezing an entire meal.
Times have changed.
I find this fascinating because this week I received the ingredients and the recipe for an easy to make meal, plus the Glad storage containers to keep it fresh from the folks behind Glad Mom Made.
I pictured myself calling my family mid-trip to see how much they enjoyed my enchiladas. I believe I briefly pictured myself in a 50s style dress and apron in an I Love Lucy episode. You know, me being a redhead like Lucy and all.
When the packages arrived I realized,
"Who am I kidding? I don't have any time to make this! But how awesome that my husband has No Excuse NOT to make it! "
And better yet, I expect leftovers stored for me in the Gladware when I get home.
Times have changed Ricky.
So let me ask you dear readers, do YOU prepare food for your family when you go away with friends for the weekend?
It's important to note that Glad Mom Made has tons of cool things from easy recipes (to make yourself or leave for Dad) to crafts and more. Check it out on Facebook!
Disclosure: I received the items in the photo for the purpose of this review. It also qualifies me for an entry to win a gift card from BSM Media. All opinions are my own and this post was neither reviewed nor approved prior to being published. I just loved the idea of having a meal prepared!