Spaghetti Everyday!?

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    • #49487

      Dear friends, I am an adult diagnosed two years ago with ADD, and I take Strattera 100mg everyday, and I have a son that is almost 3 years old. It is very difficult for me to focus at the same time on cooking and keeping an eye on my son, so I am only able to cook the easiest meal: it is spaghetti every time!

      So… (1) would you share with me any cooking ideas that are as easy to cook as spaghetti?

      (2) what do you think of microwave + ready-made deep frozen food?

    • #49494
      Penny Williams

      What about prepping meals, especially freezer meals, when someone else can keep an eye on your son for a while? You could prep once a week and then just pop things in the oven in the evenings. There are tons of recipes for this on Pinterest under “Freezer Meals,” but casseroles, baked pastas, and soups seem to be most common.

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      ADDitude Community Moderator, Author & Mentor on Parenting ADHD, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism

    • #50351

      My mother suffers from Bipolar Disorder so I grew up on a diet of diet soda and microwave TV dinners. I developed normally & scored in the 98th percentile when my school did standardized testing. Your child will be fine, microwave away mama.


    • #54380

      Hi ADHDmomma and MessMom! Thank you very much for your suggestions! I have just created a Pinterest account. I am grateful for this suggestion: cooking and storing in the freezer. I had never really thought about doing it, but it is actually the case that, in general, I tend to cook too much, and a lot goes to waste because it is either not stored in the right way, or the leftovers are not sufficient for one meal. So, I will be cooking a little larger amounts, so the leftovers are sufficient for one or two meals.

      I am also grateful to know that microwave dinners are not really something I should stress that much about!

      Thank you!!

    • #81263

      I don’t like to have spaghetti everyday.

    • #81268

      Try using a slow cooker.. You just put all the ingredients in and forget it.. There are a ton of recipes.. I love my slow cooker..

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