So here’s some tea,
I know I’m not the only mother that sometimes (well I mean most the time) cooks with their hands full. You can try put your baby down all you want but if your little one is upset or your significant other isn’t home yet; in your arms they go. Maybe I’m too laid back but she’s only this small once. I’ll hold her till the day she’s becomes a teenager and is grossed out by my existence.
Trust me though cooking isn’t easy when you have an active little one. If you’re not chasing them and trying to make sure they aren’t getting into anything. You’re trying to find the energy to even open the damn fridge.
Most nights I’ll find the strength to cook dinner due to the loads of caffeine in the system (just kidding… not really, caffeine is everything) Don’t get all judgey, I do put her down if I’m dealing with raw meat and cutting up things. As a mom you learn to adjust and become a master of multitasking. Breastfeeding and cooking is a skill I never knew I would have but here I am.
The other night I made a kick ass meal with just one hand. I try to be creative as possible and change up things up. The same old meals get boring after a while. Here’s this recipe for a steak marinade done on a George Forman grill.
1/3 cup Soy sauce
1/2 cup olive oil
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 tablespoons garlic powder
3 tablespoons dried basil
1 1/2 tablespoons dried parsley flakes
1 teaspoon black pepper
(I may of changed a few ingredients from the original recipe because I didn’t have them)
In addition I made some parmesan asparagus on the side and some rice. I’m not going to lie to you, I used Uncle Bens rice. Not the healthiest but it was quick, easy and yummy.
I was worried about how it would turn out but it was delicious! It’s a ‘mom win’ when your one handed cooking turns out and no one gets food poisoning (long story short it was a recalled shrimp situation, we didn’t know about until it was too late)
Anyone else have to cook with one hand? Does it always turn out? Any good recipes you could share!