In a nutshell, our helper is on home leave for 10 days so we have to do things a bit more efficiently now. This is especially so for Nat’s food prep because he eats 4 solid meals a day with a fruit dessert after lunch & dinner (that’s like 6 meals) so I can’t possibly be steaming his food every other hour haha!
So in the morning while Nat is taking his 1st nap, that’s when all the ingredients for his subsequent meals are prepped.
Top-left: steamed fruit combo for dessert after lunch and dinner
Bottom-left: butternut squash and carrots chopped and ready to cook
Right: throw everything into the rice cooker to cook congee
Previously our helper and my mom would do his food prep 3-4x a day before his meals but seriously… I can’t afford the time for that on the days I’m alone with him. However, we only pre-chop the vegetables and steam the fruits for that day so the freshness is not so affected.
Anyhow, I quite like this situation. It reminds me of the weeks just after Nat was born when we both handled everything in the way we know best – divide and conquer. No doubt the floor doesn’t get cleaned everyday but twice a week is fine with me.