Teatime: After lockdown
May18

Teatime: After lockdown

I wrote last week about my struggles with teatime and being unable to cook healthy, balanced meals in very limited time. Lockdown has changed that for all of us. I work, but not full-time, and I’m not home schooling (I have only one child who does schoolwork and she is totally independent). We have time to cook. I’ll be honest, I don’t like cooking and doubt I ever will. But when I can’t go out and I’ve...

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Teatime: Before lockdown
May13

Teatime: Before lockdown

For as long as I can remember, I’ve struggled with teatime on weekdays – what to eat and when to eat it. We have a number of issues – two of us are vegetarian, three of us aren’t; one of us is very fussy; and two of us have a wheat intolerance. And we have ballet classes exactly when we should be eating. When my daughter was younger, her classes were at 4.30 or 5pm. So I would take her to ballet, then go home...

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The panto and the meal plan
Nov30

The panto and the meal plan

We don’t do meal planning. I know it’s a good thing, but we just don’t do it. I have three fussy eaters, all fussy in different ways, two vegetarians and an awful lot of extra-curricular activities to deal with. It makes midweek meals a bit of a minefield. (We do eat home cooked food and eat together at weekends though.) Although we don’t have a meal plan, we are creatures of habit, so our weekdays look...

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