No time to cook (eat whatever I can get my hands on).
No time to go to the grocery (tend to clean out the pantry and fridge until the family rebels).
Stress and worry (need to munch on something crunchy or sooth myself with rich sweets).
Sitting like a bump on a log for hours on end (no explanation needed).
So what's a gal to do??
*Enlist help. My daughter had friends over on Monday night, so I sent the kids to the grocery to buy food (that I could quickly cook) for dinner. To entice my son to drive her and help, I allowed him to buy whatever he wanted while there. :) The quick, easy meal she requested was my Chicken Alfredo I shared a while back.
*Keep a well-stocked freezer and pantry (plan way ahead, anticipating the deadline crunch).
*Choose healthy carryout once you're in the last couple of days. Then enlist kids to pick it up!
*Take the time to get up and make something decent. I made a quick veggie pasta with odds and ends out of the fridge for lunch the other day. For one example, see this recipe I shared a while back.
*Move around. I've had to make sure to get up and move around--go get the newspaper or mail, take the dogs out for a few minutes... I should probably set a timer for this. I tend to sit for hours, then I'm stiff and swollen. It can't be good for me to do that. I must do better!
Okay, I've admitted my deep dark deadline secret. If you're the same, time to admit it. To make me feel better. :) If you're not...well, you can just make fun of me. :)