Sundays are always gloriously busy at our house. Both Sean and I volunteer most Sundays at our church and sometimes it’s tough to get a healthy dinner on the table quickly.
Well, I was reminded this Sunday that I don’t always have to have something complicated for the kids to eat healthfully. I wanted quick, I wanted fresh, I wanted green. So I steamed some broccoli as the MAIN COURSE. I’m not kidding. I steamed a big pile of it in a GLASS DISH the microwave, and whipped up Sean’s favorite easy aioli (basically mayonnaise with a squirt of lemon, garlic, salt and pepper). Put a few fresh orange slices on the side – and the boys ate every bite. Asher asked for more broccoli. I didn’t steam enough! We had apple and plum slices for dessert. It took me five minutes.
They had also helped me mop the floor – so we celebrated with an ice cream date with dad. I am the most blessed mom in the world.
By the way, Cooper tells me he’s a volunteer at Elevation, too – “sometimes I help pass out papers mommy, AND I always help new kids feel welcome.” Proud mama moment. And Pastor‘s sermon Sunday was spectacular.