As the days dwindle until we meet our fifth human family member, I have been in preparation mode for the time thereafter. Khalid will be gone for approximately a month after baby A is born, and I want to be as prepared as I possibly can…and when I say prepared I’m talking strictly in the food department. ha! The road we’re on has a path of it’s own, and as long as I can do SOME things to manage along the way–my sanity prevails.🙂 So to my typical reluctancy, the kitchen and I have been doing some bonding these past few days. However! It actually took less time than I predicted (which has always been my biggest pet peeve with cooking.) Perhaps cooking so often, I’ve just started getting faster at it….who knew lol. (eye-roll)
Anywho! After Asher was born, the wives of Khalid’s co-workers planned out a week of meals for us and each of them brought something over each night. Before I had him, I thought it as an inconvenience on their part and that we would be fine. However, let me tell you how A-MAZ-ING it was to not have to cook that week for dinner. I’m pretty sure if I’m remembering correctly, for the first three days it actually was the only meal we ended up even eating that day! Overall exhaustion takes over and cooking is the LAST thing you want to do after pushing a human out of your body. We pry would have been ordering in every night if it wasn’t for those wonderful ladies! With miss Ava I was thankfully at Dad and DeeAnn’s and they provided some home-cooked meals that was ever so appreciated!
So with round three I plan to be a little bit more prepared lol. Being a big advocate for several small meals a day I baked three different kinds of healthier muffins for myself and the kids to devour for breakfast/lunch/or dinner ha! (Who knows how ambitious I’ll feel the days following our return to NC) I got them off of Pinterest and they are freezable..win win! I was even tempted to try a few when they came out of the oven-but I know how important those after baby meals are lol..Here’s what I dished up in case you want to give them a try for yourself!:
On the Left: Apple PB Muffins (I substituted regular peanut butter in place of the chips)
On the Right: Whole Grain Banana Pecan Muffins (with glaze!)
And Not Pictured are these wonderful smelling Cherry Maple Muffins🙂
(I’m not typically a “cherry” fan, but they looked too good to pass up)
Here is the Website I originally got them off of which also includes Lunches and Dinners!
So if you have any pregnant friends–forget the onesies and get them post pregnancy food! haha Or opt for either-or/both, but trust me when I say they will be very grateful.🙂 But to give everyone a bit of an update I will be traveling to Ohio to have baby A. Feel free to text me if you are interested in which area I will be in on what days. :) I will be limited on travel costs (aka:gas) since this is more of a business trip than leisure, but I wouldn’t mind having visitors come to us! Have a great week!