I’m still getting the hang of this new mom business. Despite the fact that my son is now 7 months old, I still feel like some days I’m barely past the first three weeks of this new life. Many of the things I once did effortlessly, now feel like they require all the stars to align to make them happen.
Like getting a shower in or getting dressed. Or drying my hair, getting makeup on (neither of these two things happens most mornings at my house), or staying on top of laundry and the kitchen chores. Finally – dinner doesn’t always seem to happen like I plan most nights.
Menu planning is one of this mama’s best friends, but occasionally the plan doesn’t go according to plan. Some days are off for whatever reason. An unexpected late meeting for my husband. An off-schedule nap routine that throws the evening off. Or (more often than not) when I forget to take meat – or a make-ahead meal – out of the freezer.
These are the nights I need to have something on hand for my in-a-pinch meal. Stuffed sweet potatoes are it. It’s my go-to meal when we have nothing else ready for three reasons:
- It’s ridiculously easy
- It takes only a few minutes
- It’s healthy and tastes great