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Dinner Woes

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Welcome to our special guest-blogger: Fequita Simmons! Fequita and her daughter attend 4C Play & Learn groups. Thank you to Fequita for sharing this story with us!

I have a confession to make: I do not enjoy cooking. I know it’s one of the basic acts of love for many people, however to me spending hours in a hot kitchen is torture. Needless to say, preparing meals for my family of six is a daily struggle. I never take meat out in time to thaw. I can never find a day to meal prep for the week. The meals I do make taste good to the family but because I loathe cooking I invest as little energy into it as possible. But I am a solutions-oriented person and I have come across a website that has become the holy grail of cooking in my home: theseasonedmom.com.

On this website, I found easy delicious meals that don’t have weird ingredients and do not take a lot of time to make. According to the site creator Blair, “I developed simple strategies in the kitchen to create easy weeknight dinners that all of my kids would actually eat.” I’ve been using her website for a few months now and I have become the Queen of Dinner! My favorite recipes are the Dump and Bake recipes. I’ve signed up for her weekly email where she easily details meal ideas for the week.

Through using recipes from The Seasoned Mom I learned I was not efficient in the kitchen before and it was the time I was spending in the kitchen to prepare meals that I disliked, not that act of cooking itself. Now when I sit down at the dinner table with my family I’m not exhausted from the cooking process. I am I serving a meal I am proud of and sitting down at the dinner table with positive energy.

Sometimes it helps to take a step back and consider a new perspective on something that you dread doing. What are your go-to websites that help make your day-to-day family life a little easier?