I'm Not Super Mom

Have you ever had a day where time just seemed to fly by? Well yesterday was like that for me.  From the moment I woke up (10 minutes late) straight up to time to pick Miles up from school, I was behind. After starting homework and getting a stubborn 4 year old to practice handwriting, I looked at the clock and realized it was already 3:30pm.

Side note: We recently sold our house and moved into an apartment until we can find the perfect home. So in the meantime I'm trying the whole Super Mom thing out again. In my mind it will work like this. I will have dinner ready when my husband gets home from work everyday.  I'm perfectly dressed in a starched dress and heels. The children will love everything I cook and never argue with each other. (Hey, a mom can dream.)

In an effort to be "Super" I asked the kids what they wanted for dinner. With all the sass in the world Tiffany, shouts that she wants "nothing." Miles, my sweet level headed son, quietly states that lentils would be good. I wish I could have frozen that moment in time because it was as if he were an angel from heaven.

I dashed over to the pantry and there on the shelf was a bag of lentils. I looked over on the counter and there waiting for me were 2 tomatoes and an onion. I had no real purpose for them when I bought them, but oh they were essential.  Upon further digging, I found a containers of chicken stock and seasonings galore.

I had everything to make a meal! I usually use a slow cooker to prepare lentils, but with only and hour and twenty minutes that was out of the question.

So I literately threw everything in a pot, covered it, and let it do it's thing. I was feeling pretty good about my off the cuff meal. Then I noticed a bag of brussels sprouts in the fridge. I had completely forgotten about them and I refuse to waste fresh produce.

I knew that there was only one way to proceed. I Googled: Sweet Brussels Sprout Recipes.

The first result was for Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Vinegar & HoneyI knew I had to make them sweet for my kiddos to even have a chance of eating them without a fight. This was amazing! I only switched up her recipe slightly. I poured the glaze on and put the sprouts back in the oven. It made a candied effect.

So here are a couple of photos of my meal on a whim.

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Not too bad, I added chicken for the kids and hubby. They loved it!!! I can't believe that in a small way I kind of saved the day!