Contributor Amida writes for Journey Into Unschooling.
One of my biggest challenges when it comes to homeschooling is not the schooling itself but the fact that we are always home — and hungry. Because we are home the majority of the day, mealtime — and hence meal prep — takes up a huge amount of time for me.
Being the sole cook in the house, some days it feels as if I am a permanent fixture in the kitchen, making breakfast, cleaning up, prepping for lunch, and brainstorming for dinner. By the middle of the week, I am usually clear out of ideas or tired of cooking. On the days the children have multiple classes outside the house, it becomes even more challenging as I figure out how to feed them quickly and healthily.
It would be awesome if the children could cook for themselves, but that is just not always practical, especially for the younger crowd who still require supervision and a parent helper. To help move things along, there are a few short cuts and techniques that I’ve found helpful in the daily struggle to feed everyone (and still have time left over for life outside the kitchen!).
In the same boat and need ideas to get you started? Read on!