So the scenario is this: for whatever reason you are running late with even thinking about tea tonight. You check the pantry and find the staples supply is at an all time low.
You decide to suck it up and put the kids in the car, 15 minutes before the tome you would usually have tea on the table.
Usually in this scenario you would just write it off as "one of those nights" and get take away. Tonight, you are determined not to be that mum.
So you goto the supermarket instead. You start looking in the meat section but inspiration stays quiet. Your kids are being ridiculous and annoying.
You grab the ingredients to the quickest meal you can think of to have ready in 10-15 minutes at home.
Tonight it happens to be: a bag of frozen veg, a packet of microwave brown rice, a jar of simmer sauce- Pataks brand korma curry and you know there is a small amount of BBQ chicken in the fridge.
You get everyone home (not without confiscating 3 toy from the rowdy boys in the backseat as you drive) and start throwing things together. As you dump the sauce into the pan, you get flashbacks if all the reading you have been doing lately on processed and pre-packed foods and you think about what you're cooking and feel equally horrified and guilty.
So: which is better- take away (locally we have maccas, KFC, fish and chips, kebabs or Chinese) or the meal you "cooked" at home?
And: what would you do? (So I know for next time! )