I stumbled upon a little community on my Google+ last week called Mom It Forward. I really have enjoyed the different networking places through Google+, I’ve found anywhere from mommy groups, recipe groups to PTSD groups and so many more. If you have Google+, check out the communities section. I’m sure you’ll find tons you can relate to.
Today I saw someone talking about a Mommy Reality Blogging Challenge and how they are challenging moms to get real and not just talk about the things that are going perfectly in our lives. When you see the so-called perfection all around it can make you feel a little inferior because let’s face it, real life is not perfect.
These Reality Moms are making weekly challenges, their challenging us to be real and tell about it or at least show a picture of our real life. I thought this sounds perfect for this crazy, chaotic mom of 7 🙂
The challenge worked out perfect for my dinner disaster this evening. This weeks challenge is to share about a meal that either didn’t go so well or maybe a meal your kids destroyed.
My Mommy Meals Disaster!!!!!
All weekend I had planned to make this new recipe I had found for Sweet Thai Pork Tenderloin. I was absolutely stoked to make it and devour it with my family. In my mind I could hear everyone raving and wanting me to make it again soon. I thought it would be such a big hit I was even worried that the 2 pork loins I had wouldn’t be enough, it would be gobbled up in no time. Boy, was I wrong!
Two things went wrong.
The recipe I had I was tweaking a little so 3 of the kiddos that don’t really care for spicy would be able to enjoy it. Yet, enough of a zap that my husband and the other kids would find it full of flavor. It turned out to be too spicy once cooked. The other setback and the worst part of the whole meal is; it turned out DRY! Like maybe even beyond dry. Yuck…. nobody wants to eat dry pork. 🙁
My husband and the kids that weren’t bothered by the level of heat ate it reluctantly and seemed a little scared to say the word DRY in front of me. The kids that couldn’t handle the spice I had to throw a bunch of whatever I had on hand to get them at least satisfied.
My toddler ended up eating yogurt and raw carrots. I was so disappointed in how this dinner went I let her do whatever she wanted during dinner, needless to say the yogurt was everywhere 🙂
I have learned a few things throughout my disastrous meal moments. I have definitely noticed, the meals I worry about the most and spend so much time over thinking and over preparing for; usually turn out the way tonight’s dinner went. Those other mommy meals that take no thought and the effort is minimal turn out amazing and I have a happy husband and a happy group of kids. Note to self (again); don’t sweat the small stuff and keep it simple!
Have you had any of these mommy meals moments? I’d love to hear about them. Better yet, come join the Mommy Reality Challenge. I can’t wait to see what we’ll be challenged to do next!