They do love spaghetti... maybe if I add meatballs they'll actually use the microwave! (gasp!)
Didn't think of ribs, but I feel they will be unknowingly thanking you for this suggestion.
Murphy's law.. You make enough for two nights and they eat it in one. I swear if I wanted them to eat it all up in one night it would languish in the fridge.
Well, stocking the pantry and fridge and giving instructions qualifies as meal kits to me!
Oooh, they will totally knock out anything involving tater tots, haha.
That's kind of great! Spoiled is one way to look at it, but a lot of kids never step foot in the store with their parents, so it's great you did shopping together.
I thought of sending them an instacart order while I'm gone, but of course I didn't think of scheduling one for us travelers. Great idea... I'm sure we'd come home to an empty fridge!
That is lovely. My birthday is a couple days after I get home, so I'm holding out hope they don't leave it a wreck, haha!
Favorite comment. I uh.... make homemade dog food. ((I do not know how I became "that" person.)) And yes, I made a big batch in the freezer for while I'm gone. But hey, it's not like she can make dinner for herself, right?
This is smart and for once, I will prep for myself!
I agree, haha! Macaroni and cheese is way easier than the nonsense I do for the dog!
Ok, well you have me beat! I thought the dog was a lot of work!!
Aw, it's nice your grown kids dog sit for you! My oldest just went off to basic training and suggested we dogsit for 10 weeks. I would have caved, but I'll be gone two weeks in the middle and his dog is not potty trained so he'd have to be crated for 12+ hours a day and then again overnight, which I can't conscience.
I mean, mine makes himself a tortilla with crunchy peanut butter, raisins, salami and large chunks of cheese. It's so gross, and he craves it at about 11pm. I swear it's his body screaming for protein and fat to repair his muscles while he sleeps.
There's a paradox, isn't there? Those of us who usually do these things tend to have families who take them for granted. Those who are used to fending for themselves can be a bit more appreciative of carefully prepared meals.
My parent's are in their 60s, but my grandma passed last year and I prep'd freezer meals and soup portions for her a lot.
<3. I really miss my grandma too. She was always making me food til the last couple of years and it was absolutely terrible, lol... but so sweet!
My kids were in the habit of each taking a night to make dinner for the family when we were quarantined (We barely left for a year.). Even the 12 year old... it was really nice! I've had them help a little on weekends but the girls just started a new (very rigorous) school and one plays basketball every night and games on weekends and the other is a dedicated dancer on pointe. My son (17) could stand to pitch in a bit more! He will be taking care of the dog pretty much solo while we are gone and she requires multiple walks a day and a LOT of brushing and detangling. Hopefully he will appreciate his sisters more after this!