My friend Margaret is a stay-at-home mom with two kids. Confession: when our two daughters were little, I liked that I was at home about half-time and at the office about half-time. I have always looked with awe at women who are happily at home full-time. Anyway, Margaret is, after an earlier life as an English teacher.
She and her family live in a towering row home, where she undertakes all kinds of sewing projects and cooking from scratch. She put together a great bunch of recipes which you can make for Sunday lunch. They allow you to be gone all morning but still have the food on the table within minutes of walking in the door. Those of you who go to church know the routine—everybody’s screamingly hungry when you hit the house, but no one’s been home for the last 3 hours to get the food ready.
Some of us grew up on BIG Sunday noon meals, and somehow, mysteriously, our moms (usually) knew how to do that. Plus, they often also invited other families to join us for dinner. Figure that out.
Anyway, here’s Margaret’s recent blog about how to manage that kind of Sunday dinner, with lots of supporting information. Bless you, Margaret!