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As much as I like journalism, as much as I enjoy my students, and as much of a thrill I get when I hold the latest edition of the newspaper or yearbook; I am glad that I don't teach full time.
My number one job is being a mom. During the school year I teach my class every afternoon. My mornings are spent doing the innumerable things it takes to keep a family going. I remember how blessed I am during teacher in-service every fall. I also get a taste of how incredibly stressed moms who work outside the home full time must be.
I don't like leaving for work while my children are still asleep. I don't like doing laundry at 11:00 at night. And I really don't like throwing food together without time to think about giving everyone a balanced Blood Type Diet meal. These three days have been frantic. I'm glad in service is coming to an end.
Tonight I was printing out files I need for tomorrow's in service, when my husband asked what time dinner would be. Dinner!?! I hadn't even thought about it. I had bought ground turkey yesterday, so I quickly made turkey fettuccini. I had cut up a watermelon on Monday, that would have to do for a salad. This is not how I like to serve meals.
One good idea came out of this frantic dinner. I didn't want to eat the noodles or the sauce. I grilled an onion - that would be beneficial for me. I soaked some Wakame seaweed flakes in water. I tossed the seaweed, onion, and some meat in a bowl. It was very satisfying.
I have written before that seaweed flakes have a texture that reminds me of noodles. However, they don't taste like noodles at all. They have a strong, somewhat fishy flavor. Tonight, the onion masked the seaweed flavor. The meat gave me the protein I needed after a hectic day. It was a good combination - one I will make again on another busy night.
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