Hectic Weeknight Dinner

At two weeks postpartum, I am JUST gaining the strength back in my lower back. That means I haven’t spent as much time in the kitchen as I would have liked to. Cooking can be such a chore and I don’t like to do it every day. I usually cook in bulk to make sure that I don’t have to. This saves me from being in a grumpy panic during weeknight’s when Greg and Jayden are screaming “I’m hungry! What are you going to cook? When are you going to cook? I want…” Cooking in bulk also saves me from butchering a meal because I’m rushing to prepare it… like the time I over salted 2 lbs of meatballs because I wasn’t in the right state of mind.

There are also times when I just don’t feel like cooking… on a level of rebellion. Nights like those we turn to takeout. The day before Thanksgiving Eve, I refused to cook… you can understand why, right? Postpartum me cooking two days in a row? How about no. We turned to Carrabba’s to-go options, ordered our meals online and enjoyed them (with dessert!) at the table in our PJs. That’s the best way to dine in my opinion :-).


Dinner with my family is one of the most important parts of our day. Whether you are dinning in or ordering online to-go, Carrabba’s helps bring your family together during the week.

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is the founder of Sophistishe. She's a free spirit, rental rebel, curator of pretty things, lover of vintage pyrex, and the tropics. Sheena can be found in NW Indiana with her husband and two scrumptious boys, clutching kraft paper, chalkboard paint, sriracha and chipotle pepper.

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