One of the challenges I’ve found in new motherhood is finding time to eat. Preparing the food is one problem and then eating it is another. If I find time to make something during Fuzz’s nap, often he’ll wake up before I get a chance to eat it. Or I’ll miraculously take a nap while he’s napping and miss my opportunity to eat. I’ve found that the easiest thing to make and eat when I’m in a pinch is a sandwich.
Sandwiches can be eaten with one hand. No utensils are required. This is helpful because when I’m sitting on the couch nursing the Fuzz, the chances of me using a fork effectively are fifty percent at best. Yes, occasionally sandwiches fall apart, and there have been many times where a chunk of avocado, a glob of mustard, or a slice of turkey will land on my baby’s head. He’s almost always covered with some form of crumbs, but he’s no worse for the wear, and at least I get to feed myself.
I became obsessed with sandwiches as the perfect ‘mom food’ when Shnook was a baby. Nursing builds up a hearty appetite and I kept finding new cool ingredients at Trader Joe’s and creating different delicious combinations. My friend and I started this blog about sandwiches made from items at Trader Joe’s. Many of the sandwiches on the blog are way more complicated than what I’m able to slap together on a daily basis. Heck, sometimes all I can muster is a piece of cheese between two slices of bread and I call that lunch, but that’s all I need, and it’s delicious.
What’s your go-to ‘mom food?’