My kids go back to school today which means that I will be busy. Back to school means back to practice. We will have to rush home from school to do snacks, homework, and then rush off to practice and come home late in the dark and the cold. We will need to have something simple for dinner in order to get everyone showered and ready for bed to do it all over again tomorrow.
I don't know about your family, but after long breaks from school, my kids have a hard to readjusting to their routine. So I know this week will be hard. This is why I have made sure to plan our meals for the week. Tonight we will be making this delicious and simple meal from Life Made Simple Bakes. This skillet meal will make sure we eat well without taking forever to cook.
I love the recipe because it is simple, but also because I can alter it to fit my needs. Since we will be arriving home late I do not want to cook rice. Instead, I will substitute instant rice, my kids love wild rice and I find it is best to use meals they love when reintroducing them to a rough schedule. So I will sub wild rice to make it not only faster to cook but also more enticing to my kids who will already be tired, cold, and grumpy after an hour-long practice in near-freezing temperatures.
This meal will make it much easier for me to get everyone ready and fed with minimal fighting. Hey, life isn't perfect, and readjusting to a new schedule is hard on everyone. So thank you Life Made Simple Bakes for giving me a meal that will make at least one thing a little easier!
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