But even, in the midst of the hubbub, I still have to make sure chores are done, errands are run and dinner is made. It never ends. So, like I've discussed before, I've radically simplified our dinners in order to make them less overwhelming, but still a priority. I will always believe in the power of family dinners.
Tonight I made these:
This one is actually Wes', since he is still not home from work yet (work emergency), and we all finished eating before he has come home. My kids raved about these sandwiches, and honestly, it only took me 15 minutes to crank out six of them. Much faster than enchiladas or a roast, and just as delicious. But, mostly they were simple and easy. I didn't have to think much about it, just looked in the fridge and thought about what would taste good on a grilled cheese sandwich. So, of course, bacon and avocado were included, plus a bit of ham and suddenly I had a dinner to feed the masses. Oh, and I did add a touch of ranch dressing as well.
If you're interested in the recipe (I just made up), here it is:
Makes 6 sandwiches
1 loaf of Italian artisan bread (mine is from Trader Joe's, but a loaf of Costco's Pugliese would be perfect too)
Half a package of bacon- fried in advance
12 or so slices of cheddar cheese
12 or so slices of black forest ham (from Costco)
Butter both slices of bread and layer all the above ingredients inside. Toast each side until golden brown and the cheese has melted.