My kids love pop-tarts and I don't normally keep them around. I thought over their spring break I'd experiment with some pie crust dough, strawberry jam, vanilla icing, and sprinkles. I post the meals I intend to make on our fridge so the kids can feel prepared and "giant pop-tart" got more of a response … Continue reading Giant pop-tart.
Category: Tired Cook
all things cooking for those with no energy
Maybe I should listen a little less to guilt.
I used to work at a cookie company and it was one of the most valuable jobs I've had. Not only did I learn how to unload a shipment, close out a register, count change in my head, and that a rash breaks out on my hands if I wear latex gloves repeatedly, I developed … Continue reading Maybe I should listen a little less to guilt.
Waiting for payday.
In my opinion, basic ramen packs should not be underestimated. With an electric kettle (if you don't have one, consider getting one) providing boiling water in less than 5 minutes, ramen can be made in under 9 minutes. When you add the leftover roasted veggies and sausage from the night before to drained noodles and … Continue reading Waiting for payday.
Make a bear claw!
Teaching my kids to cook is stressful. As they learn more skills, at any given moment, they could injure themselves. Obviously, this is true all the time, regardless of kitchen efforts, but cooking work is different. Seeing my son with a knife in his hand, forgetting to hold his bear claw, provokes unpleasant visions in … Continue reading Make a bear claw!
As I’ve learned to pay more attention to what excursions drain me and which ones give me something to work with, I’ve realized that I both like and dislike shopping. I like going to a store specifically to treasure hunt in the clearance aisles. Finding good deals on supplies to donate to teachers and area … Continue reading Delivery.
We realized shortly after my first child was born that I had a tendency to forget to eat. This wasn’t an issue prior to nursing a baby. On demand feeding meant that I was in my recliner often and getting up to cook something for myself was sometimes not an option. If I wasn’t in … Continue reading Soylent.
This Bread isn’t Pink!
The last time I made bread, I made pink banana bread with sprinkles. Today, I'm using the same idea to make pumpkin bread. This is a 4 ingredient recipe. 5, if you include the baking spray. I don't bake much, honestly. When I do, I need it not to exhaust me. Cake mix saves me … Continue reading This Bread isn’t Pink!
Fish sticks, canned green beans, and macaroni and cheese. Typically, there are no leftovers when I make this meal. One of my kids has some fairly intense food selectivity, and this is mostly outside of his control. He and I have an agreement. I’ll try to always include at least two foods he is positive … Continue reading Cafeteria trays.
My favorite fruit.
This Asian pear has seen better days. Honestly, I forgot it on the counter. It has been jostled a bit and didn't have the benefit of the safety of the produce drawer. I learned how to prepare them watching the mother of the students I tutored. They have a granular texture that is wonderful when … Continue reading My favorite fruit.
Apples are only my second favorite.
When people ask me what my favorite fruit is, I usually answer apples. This is mostly true. I love apples, though I don’t really like the Red Delicious variety. I like my apples to crunch when I bite into them and be sweet with a touch of sour. When Cripps Pink apples started hitting produce … Continue reading Apples are only my second favorite.