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The Monday Snapshot – Crappy Lunch


I am trying to be a better wife by cooking more some meals at home.  I selected an easy crock pot soup recipe that turned out to be easy, but labor-intensive.  I know my way around a kitchen rather well, but I am the world’s slowest veggie chopper (I’m scared to death of cutting off my knuckles) – so this recipe took 1.3 hours to prep.  Cue frustration.

I got started as Matthew ate his lunch – so he was pretty much on his own with his avocado and smoked pork.  He’s not digging the smoked pork these days (need to switch to chicken, I think) and his avocado was a bit messy today – so he was not thrilled with his lunch.

“Seriously, I hate this lunch, Woman. Please remove it before I toss it.” (He tossed it right after this picture was taken.)


Tomorrow… he will have left-over soup  😉

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Author: Courtney

Hi, there, I’m Courtney. I never planned to stay home with my kids, but I got sucked into motherhood when my first baby came into our lives after years of infertility and multiple rounds of IVF. His brother followed closely behind, something we didn’t plan on after having such a rough road with achieving parenthood the first time around. My boys are IVF cycle twins, conceived on the same day but born two years and one day apart (they were both transferred on the same day in October, but with two years between them). My boys are the best of friends and my husband is a terrific husband, father, and most importantly… friend. He fully supported my desire to stay home (“I just wanted it to be your idea and not mine, I totally want you to stay home and raise our kids!”) and encourages me in everything I do. I am a lover of projects, spreadsheets, fitness, healthy cooking and eating, crafts, selling my stuff on FB (HA!), and the outdoors. If I’m active, I’m pretty darn happy!

18 thoughts on “The Monday Snapshot – Crappy Lunch

  1. LOL, I’m slowly getting faster at veggie chopping, but I agree, I’m always petrified of cutting off a fingertip!

  2. I’m sorry he tossed his food…seems to be a trend though. Raegan will take one bite of each thing I give her and then toss it. The worst part is she laughs after tossing it. Hopefully he’ll like the soup tomorrow….Fingers crossed….

    I’ve never worried about cutting a finger off…probably because after my cousin cut this thumb off when I was a small child and had it sewn back on, I figured the worst thing that could happen was an ugly scar LOL

    • Well that’s a great way of looking at it. Fingers are put-back-on-able 😉

      The tossing seems to only happen when he’s tired or full. Today, he was tired AND full. UGH.

  3. Look at his face! Priceless. Once my girls get full they think it’s pretty fun to throw the rest on the floor. Soup being thrown on the floor does not sound particularly fun though, so hopefully it’s really good soup. Otherwise, I’ll expect a picture. Of soup. On the floor. 😉

    • We took the chicken out of the soup tonight… and he LOVED it. Only two tomato quarters got tossed tonight – and that was when he was full (like your girls). Today at lunch, he was just pissed off about what I was feeding him. HA!

  4. hehe oh dear, Alidia would definitely toss it too… not necessary because she doesn’t like it but she just loves to toss things to drive Mama mad!!! :/ Hope he enjoys the soup tomorrow!! 🙂

  5. I don’t believe you don’t cook because mathew is always eating homemade food! You’re so funny about chopping. Cooking with babies always takes longer though.

  6. If you don’t use the crockpot taco soup recipe, give it a try… takes a total of like 10 minutes to prep because, besides browning the hamburger meat, you just dump several cans in there and then a few hours later with fritos/cheese/sour cream- good to go! And then we eat it until we’re sick of it because, same as you, there is no cooking going on around here! I’m sure you’re forgiven for one crappy lunch:]

  7. He looks like he’s tolerating his lunch, but not much more than that. 😉

    Also, you need to get a mandolin/chopper. Those things are awesome. Seriously. You can chop everything you want super easily and safely. Lately I’ve even started letting Sofi help me “chop” apples for her muffins.

  8. Ugh, that sounds like how my attempts at trying a new recipe usually go. It always seems like it will take no time at all, then three hours later I’m still in the kitchen. Hope the soup turned out awesome though!

  9. Did it at least taste good? Have you seen those soup starters or the precut veggies at the supermarket? They are usually more expensive but it saves on time!

  10. I have a mandolin, but I’m scared to death of slicing my fingertips into the meal. LOL. My answer is to chop the veggies bigger… I call them “hearty” vegetables. 🙂

    • Yeah – I think the madolin is scary too! I just used it the other day without a ton of waste. I usually am so scared of slicing off my fingers that I leave a lot of unsliced veggie at the end and just toss it. The other day though? I sliced potatoes thin and almost all the way down to the last bit! But not willing to try that with tomatoes – too soft!

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