The passing of Labor Day means that there is no more pretending that we are just “easing” into the school year. We are full speed ahead and already over scheduled with back to school nights, projects, soccer practices and games, birthdays, and scouts.
Right now I’m still a stickler about family meals and sitting together for dinner, but I’ve had to concede every Wednesday for soccer practices which start as early as 5:30 for Luke and Will. So dinner for them is around 4:30 and Scott feeds the rest of the crew while I run the boys to their practice. Actually, everyone is hungry by the time we reconvene as a family so usually there is another meal served.
I was so happy when a mom of multiples posted a recipe for picadillo and my dear friend, Kim (also a mom of multiples), sent me her kid-approved version. I made it tonight and it was delicious and definitely kid-friendly. I served it with a side salad but I think it would have been even better topped with some avocados and chopped tomatoes and a few tortilla chips on the side. Make a double batch and freeze some for those soccer practice nights when you need a quick meal!