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The Power of The Platter on Thanksgiving

  Happy Thanksgiving Sports Moms and Dads!  We had the first snow of the season last night here in New Hampshire and now I feel like I can wrap my head around the holidays!   Holiday meals are wonderful, family and friends all gathered around a table loaded with delicious food and drink.  Lots of laughing and friendly chatter until the dreaded “kid meltdown” over refusing to eat what has been prepared.   You know the drill:  “That looks yucky” to Grandmas green bean casserole or “That smells stinky” to Aunt Betty’s Brussels sprouts.  Immediately, the tension and food wars ensue.  Part of this behavior is to be expected due to the change of routine etc.… and in general, I would say that a holiday meal is not the time to get sucked into a food war but I have found one little trick to add to our feeding children…

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14 Food Preparation Tips to Save Your Sanity at Dinnertime

  For many Sports Moms, the most stressful time of the day is DINNERTIME! You know the drill, walking through the door to a cold, dark house (thank you, Time Change) and everyone is starving and wants dinner – NOW.   Having no idea of what’s even in the fridge can escalate our stress to an even higher level. Rewind for a minute. Imagine, walking through the door to the wonderful smell of dinner cooking in the crock pot. Yes, it still may be cold and dark and everyone may still be hungry, but DINNER is READY!   A couple of hours of food preparation on the weekend can be a game changer in helping resolve the What’s for Dinner Stressor!   FOOD PREPARATION TIPS:   Steam or bake chicken breasts and store in an airtight container. This can be added to salads, used in casseroles, sandwiches, and burritos.  …

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