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Hot meal idea

Sometimes, the day just never seems to end.  I've picked up toys, kids and a headache numerous times throughout the day.  So, when it's time for dinner, I just don't have the energy nor the motivation to make a homemade, hot meal.  

Well, tonight, I discovered something fantastic that is my new long day, go-to, hot, homemade meal: Grilled Peanut Butter & Jelly sandwiches.

Some of you might be saying, "Hey, that meal doesn't really count as a homemade, hot meal."  Well,for this busy mom, I'm not listening to your arguments.  It's easy.  The kids ate all of it and asked for more.  It contains grains, protein, and fruit.  We added carrot sticks for the veggie and a glass of milk (almond milk for my dairy-free child)...a well-balanced meal.

What's better is, that by grilling these PB&J's, it made me feel like I had done more for my kids.  I didn't feel like a helpless parent once again feeding my children trash.

So, if you're having one of those days where the last thing you want to think about is the hot meal you're making for dinner, why not try some Grilled PB&J Sandwiches?!   Just add some butter (or in my family's case, some soy-free Earth Balance Buttery Spread) to one side of the bread. On the other side, add your peanut butter and jelly.  Put the slices of bread together, then place in a skillet and grill on each side until slightly browned.  It takes less than 10 minutes to enjoy this hot meal.

As a disclaimer, this picture was taken of the one, unburned (or as I like to call it "carbon-free") side of the sandwiches. After all, Murphy's Laws for Moms state that, when making a hot meal for your children, they will find a way to distract you.

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