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I’m used to a partnership, especially on weeknights when we both tend to slink off to do work/play/fun, and then rejoin for bad TV or a movie and popcorn, so it can be overwhelming and intimidating to have Cassidy gone for all or most of the night.
My initial reaction is always to take a deep breath and think about what kinds of activities, childcare help, school, camp, plans, etc. we have on the horizon. Then I think about the food we have, particularly for ME, for after the kids have eaten.
I’ll take dinner for one, please! What should I have? How about tender prime rib beef, broccoli, yellow carrots and rice with a sweet & spicy thai-style sauce? So many of my favorite things in one hot and tasty dish for me to enjoy for my dinner.
These are two new varieties of LEAN CUISINE® MARKETPLACE meals. Ah, they make me so happy! Looking to mix up your menu or plan out exciting weekday lunches? Looking for solo dinners, or dinners for two? Looking for limited time meals? Lean Cuisine’s new flavors have organic ingredient options, gluten-free options, protein-packed options, and non-GMOs. Flavors:
LEAN CUISINE® MARKETPLACE Thai – Style Ginger Beef
LEAN CUISINE® MARKETPLACE Chicken Tikka Masala
LEAN CUISINE® MARKETPLACE Southwest – Style Potato Bake
I have no idea which one I’ll choose, but after a day of being with the kids and making sure they’re fed, and the pets are fed too, I’ll be happy to dig in. Whatever the day brings, and wherever it takes me, I’m happy to have Lean Cuisine to address my menu fatigue, with on-trend flavors, and with modern health and wellness benefits. They are full of taste and flavor.
My uncle once said to me, as I pulled a Lean Cuisine out of the microwave, “That’s just so you. You like things tasty and packaged. Cooked for you.” This was no metaphor for life, but he just meant it food-wise. And it’s true. I like life from scratch. I like pulling from deep roots and composing stories and photos. I like creating a marriage and a family and an adulthood filled with whims and pleasures, the pets of my dreams, and being able to eat what I love to eat.
The kids are on alternating camp schedules right now, and then they will both be going on the same day, but not for the same amount of time. With doing all the camp details – which are MUCH harder than school (sunscreen, bug spray, enough snacks to feed 20 kids!) – and with working full-time, I need easy and delicious lunches for ME on weekdays. That’s my time of day!
Where do I get them? My local Walmart. The variety is plentiful there and I always walk away with a stack to take home – for a rainy day or a solo parenting night, or whenever I want my “me time” with a delicious and special meal for one.