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We’re entering that exciting back-to-school season, and our entire family is SO looking forward to it. This will be our second year homeschooling; Zoe will be in first grade, Naomi will be somewhere between preschool and kindergarten, and Jojo will be along for the ride. Our first year homeschooling was rough as I found out I was expecting Aletheia just after getting into a great rhythm. That’s the nature of homeschooling, though, and motherhood in general. Seasons change, and understanding and embracing this will help get us through the winters! As Aletheia will be about 2 months old when our school year starts, I’m hopeful that we’ll be able to form new rhythms for our homeschool and family life.
I love homeschooling, but to be completely honest, it can be incredibly overwhelming, if I allow it to be. I can’t compare myself to others, I can’t get too distracted by all the curriculum options, and I have to literally take it one day at a time. I love finding inspiration online, but have to be oh-so-careful not to get bogged down by feelings of insufficiency. It’s so wonderful and rewarding to be actively involved in and responsible for your children’s education and I’m thankful that we have this opportunity as parents.
I have a HUGE goal for this year, which will hopefully free up some of my time: tackling meal planning so that we have easy little-to-no prep lunches ready to go at lunchtime, and dinners that cook by themselves (slow cooker, sheet pan, and pressure cooker dishes). If you’re a meal planner, please give me ALL your advice, because I have never excelled in this area. I feel like in order to have SOME sanity this year, I will have to overcome this brain block. I’d love to prep dinner in the morning, while the kids are eating breakfast, so that our afternoons can be spent doing other things and not exclusively in the kitchen. And I’d love some new go-to recipes for our lunches, recipes that are quick but that are exciting for the kids.
To help with the back-to-school prep and planning, we recently partnered with Sargento®Cheese and made these scrumptious Waffle Bread Bacon, Lettuce, Cheese, and Tomato Sandwiches. I know these will make it into our meal plans for the fall. Making the waffle “bread” ahead of time and refrigerating makes these sandwiches simple to make, but fun, and are something “new” and exciting for the kids. The best thing about these sandwiches is that the kids not only loved eating them, but they LOVED making them (home economics for the win). They actually made them entirely themselves. How do I have a 6-year-old who’s capable of making waffles?
Finding recipes the kids are excited about AND that they can make by themselves is going to be clutch this school year! What we love most about Sargento®Cheese is that it’s real, natural cheese, not process cheese, and the kids love the taste (& they tend to be picky cheese eaters). I know it’ll be our go-to for all our back-to-school meals.
What are your go-tos for this can-be crazy hectic time?
Here’s how we made our sandwiches:
Waffle Bread Bacon, Lettuce, Cheese, and Tomato Sandwiches
Waffles (we made our favorite waffles – any kind will do)
Mayonnaise (kick it up a notch by adding herbs or garlic for adults)
Sargento® Sliced Mild Cheddar Cheese
ENJOY your waffle bread sandwich! And don’t forget to check out Sargento®Cheese.
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