One of the hardest parts about parenthood is discipline. When your child pushes all your buttons at once and dances on your last nerve all in the same second, it’s really hard not to lose it. Yet somehow, you take a deep breath, and cooly manage the situation. Parents everywhere deserve medals for this. I’m convinced of it. And I think it’s safe to say that my very own mother was nothing less than an absolute saint for putting up with my temper tantrums as a child. Man, could I scream!
Now that Mini Chef is getting older, I’m realizing that he has inherited my lungs. In fact, I’m quite certain that when he is screaming and jumping up and down as hard as he possibly can, (my apologies to the downstairs neighbor!!) that people at the north pole can hear him. Lord that child has his moments. But then, I guess we all do.
To handle the stress of a recent tantrum, I decided it would be best if I let him scream and simply focus on getting dinner prepared. I knew he was safe in his bedroom, and I knew that the kitchen was the only place in the house that would keep me calm, so I got to work.
By the time his temper tantrum was finished, I had a lovely pot of chili for dinner. And thankfully, putting a little food in his belly calmed him down even further. Food is good for that, and cooking is good therapy.
Thankfully he calmed down completely, ate his dinner, we hugged and said I love you, and the evening progressed without incident. Thank goodness for a good ol’ pot of chili.
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- Clean Eating Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili
- Clean Eating 2 Bean Turkey Chili
- Clean Eating Turkey Chili
Clean Eating Coconut & Curry Turkey Chili
- 1 1/2 pounds lean ground turkey
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 (15 ounce) cans tomato sauce
- 1 pound green peas, OR 1 cup shredded carrot
- 1 large, red onion, chopped
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon curry powder
- 1 (15 ounce) can light coconut milk
- In a medium to large soup pot, brown the turkey in the olive oil.
- Once the meat is browned, add in all other ingredients and simmer until the meat is fully cooked.