Welcome to the World, Thomas!

Created with the Wynken, Blynken and Nod Kit available at Designer Digitals; Little Miss Priss Font from DaFont.

Created with the Wynken, Blynken and Nod Kit available at Designer Digitals; Little Miss Priss Font from DaFont.

You may remember Anna was expecting a baby in early November.  Well, her little boy wanted to meet his mom and dad a little early.  Thomas Hudson Cockerille arrived a few days ago weighing in at 7.1 pounds.  This new family of three is doing well and home from the hospital!

As you know, life with a new baby is HECTIC. I scoffed whenever people told me life was going to change once I had a child… ’til I saw how much it changed!  I LOVE to cook, but suddenly didn’t have time to make the complex, time-consuming meals I had made before my daughter was born. I was fortunate to have a next-door neighbor who brought over hot meals for us for an entire week. I had another two weeks of people from my synagogue bringing over dinner.  And then I was on my own.  I needed fast and healthy recipes, which can be hard to find.

Ruth threw me a virtual baby shower when I had Isabelle. I would like to do something similar for Anna in this space.  Since I live three hours away from Anna, I cannot take her a meal.  I’m sharing some of my favorite recipes I make when I’m short on time:

When I’m really exhausted, we have tuna fish and cut-up veggies for dinner. However, if basic tuna doesn’t sound good to you, then try Tuna Melts with Avocado from Cooking Light.

Would you please share a few of your favorite easy recipes so Anna and her family can eat nutritious meals that don’t take a lot of time to prepare or clean-up?  You can either cut and paste the recipe when you leave a comment OR leave the URL where Anna can find the recipe.