Maternity Leave & Meal Train Recipes

Hi all!

D-Day (delivery day) struck the McCormick household on May 12th. Since then, life has been a blur of feeding, sleeping, tummy time, and somehow finding moments to shovel a few food items in our mouth here and there.

And it's oh so worth it for these sweet faces. Meet James Philip and Caroline Kathleen McCormick.

Baby photo

I mean, seriously, could they be more amazing?

Baby pic two

Obviously, I may be a tad biased.

James snuggles

Meal Train

We've been home with these little kiddos for 10 days, some of that time on our own and some of it with my mother-in-law in town to help. Caring for infant twins is definitely a two person job, and the third person is critical for making sure that anything else (dog walking, coffee making, laundry, grocery shopping, watering the tomato plants outside, helping me get a nap in, etc.) gets done.

We also have a dear friend who set up a meal train for us. Have you heard of mealtrain.com? It's a super handy way to organize meals for those in recovery from pregnancy, illness, surgery, etc. It's also terrific because people sign up what they'll be bringing you and can see what others have in store so there aren't too many repeat casseroles.

In the past two weeks we have enjoyed:

Thankfully all of these came in huge portions so not having a meal every single day was a bit of a blessing.

But truly, we are so lucky to have this in action for the first few weeks. I can't recommend it enough. And I still have a few of my freezer meals made last month to use once the deliveries end.

Meal Train Tip: Ask those dropping off a meal to text or call you that day with their anticipated arrival time. That way you know if you'll be enjoying it for lunch or dinner. You'll also know that you need to be dressed:)

A hiatus

So please enjoy the recipe links above and excuse me as I take a short (or long?) hiatus. Not sure yet when I'll be back to cooking, much less cooking new things:)

In the meantime, you can find a link to all of the Resolved Cook recipes below as well.

See you soon!
-Amelia

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