Monday, June 7, 2010

Quick Dinner Recipes

I just realized that I need to start learning new quick dinner recipes again. First of all, there's this incessant way I'd get hungry late at night or in the wee hours of the morning. And then there is the fact that I will be the mother of two by the end of this year. It would be great if the second one will have as healthy an appetite as my firstborn, and would like the same things he likes, but what if Yamee doesn't?

Of course, I will always insist on healthy eating habits and healthy eating, despite my recent junk food binge. I do have the pregnancy to blame for that anyway. But few siblings like the same things, and I am all for individuality, so I would need to be able to basically service both kids of mine. I know I have at least a year and a half before my second-born is fully eating solids and table food but there is something else.

We certainly couldn't find our own place this year and leave the comforts of our current rent-free home because of the delivery expenses we are saving for. But we really hope to be gone by next year. That means we may not have enough to keep the services of my cousin, who cooks and cleans for us. A part of me rages against the drudgery of having to cook for my family but my husband will be working hard to provide for us, I really should not even dare complain. Plus, I'd still rather be a stay-at-home Mom, even if it would mean I'd be cooking in batches while raising two kids and maybe even homeschooling one already. I mean, I can't go back to work and leave them behind. I can't live without being there for them everyday, for most of the day. I just can't.

Right now, I still can't tolerate heat very much but I really plan on going back to cooking at least once a week. I have to learn how to be creative with ingredients and use the same basic ones while coming up with different dishes. Healthy dishes, if I may add.

Such a tall order!

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