Uh huh.  My theme song of the day courtesy of the Indigo Girls.  Look . . . I heard them this summer on the On Being podcast, I thought it was an awesome interview, it brought back a lot of happy summer camp memories (all girls’ camp in the early 90’s = many happy memories that include Indigo Girls songs), and they’ve been part of my (non-gym) set list ever since.

So today . . . this song came on.  And it hit me.  Upside the head.

I’ve been making things wayyyyyyyyyy too complicated for myself.  I’m talking about family dinners, by the way.

My attempt at a healthy-make ahead (crock pot) meal that involved chicken, dijon mustard and maple syrup . . . served with a side of pureed cauliflower.  An epic fail on my part.  No one, not even the Husband liked it.

So tonight . . . back to basics.  Fish sticks (gluten free, nut free, soy free, dairy free, hormone free  . . . . . . . . .), broccoli and mac and cheese.

Everyone ate it.  No one complained (ok, the older one doesn’t exactly like mac and cheese, so he had to be encouraged/forced to eat a few bites) but otherwise, a happy, relaxed dinner.  And it was all ready in under 30 minutes.

Lesson learned.

Question is . . . can I apply this lesson in the rest of my life?????????

Oh, and mac and cheese recipe to follow . . . running out to the little one’s curriculum night at school and the older one’s hockey . . .