"Failing to plan...is planning to fail."
That quote has been resonating in my mind for the past couple weeks...so much so that it has quietly become my new mantra.
For someone who plans events for clients for a living, you'd think I'd be better adept at this in my own life, but alas that's not the case. I seem to drift through my daily home life on autopilot...without much pre-planning involved. Especially when it comes to meal planning.
The dreaded “What’s for dinner question?” has haunted me for years. But with the new year comes a new resolve to tackle those areas that need attention in my life. And coming home to two hungry kids with no idea what I’m making to eat has led to some not so healthy choices.
And it is working. The kids know “what’s for dinner” and I feel less pressure when I come home.
The instructions seemed simple enough, so I asked for a little help from one of my favorite little chefs.
While Mom was boiling the potatoes, Miss Monkey grated the cheese (but not before donning her own chef hat and apron)
and have fun with the flour…
You have to concentrate really hard when cutting the pierogie dough…
Because they need to be nice and neat when you add the yummy potatoes.
Then you place them very, very, very carefully in the boiling water.
When they’re done, it’s time to hop into the frying pan…
Until they are a plate of yummy goodness.
They might not be perfectly shaped, but it was well worth the hour we spent together in the kitchen.