Back to School Sanity Saver

Oh boy. It's almost time to head back to school.

I know some moms who celebrate the day the first day of school. They're so eager to get the kids out of the house and into a structured schedule, they're sipping mimosas in the driveway as the first bus pulls away.

The lazy days of summer have transformed their once well-behaved, well-groomed kids into crazed wildebeests who, when they're not sleeping til noon, trash the house, empty the fridge and send the electric bill soaring.

Other moms dread the first day of classes. To them, the school year is limiting and oppressive. Their weeknights are spent helping elementary school kids with piles of homework, and school sports and extracurriculars dominate the family calendar. They wonder if they'll ever get a day to themselves again.

I fall somewhere in between.

One of my biggest challenges with our back-to-school schedule is making dinner while simultaneously helping my son with math, keeping my preschooler entertained and figuring out who's going to pick up the high school kids from practice.

I'm pretty good at multitasking, but our school year schedule really tests my limits. From September through early June, we're lucky if we eat by 6-6:30 p.m. -- and I'm lucky if I'm not still cleaning up the kitchen at 7:30 or 8.

I love to cook, but I don't like having to cook under duress. And the school year seems to add plenty of duress.

My frustration with the 'daily grind,' as I call it, is what led me to launch Cream City Casseroles. I want to serve my family tasty homemade meals, but it can be so hard to get it on the table on those busy weeknights. And, by the time the weekend rolls around, I'm pooped and need a break.

I have always marveled at parents who can do this (below), but sadly, I'm not one of them. At least not before Cream City Casseroles.



Having an oven-ready casserole (or two) in the freezer is a godsend during the school year. I can pop dinner in the oven -- without any prep -- and help with homework, read to the little one or run out to quickly pick up someone from practice. 

Sometimes, wile dinner's heating, I even sit down, put up my feet and (gasp!) relax!

And after we've eaten, cleanup is a snap. I simply package leftovers for tomorrow's lunch, then rinse and recycle the oven-safe delivery pan. 

Voila: A stress-less dinner!

So, to help other busy parents gear up for the school year, I'd like to offer a special deal:

** BACK TO SCHOOL SANITY SAVER **
Buy 3 casseroles (any size) and get 20% off the entire order. 
Enter promo code: BACK2SCHOOL20 at checkout to apply the discount.
Order online at creamcitycasseroles.com. Offer expires 9/12/15.

It's my little gift to all of my fellow busy parents who are gearing up for another school year. Enjoy dinner and hang in there! 

We'll survive. Somehow. :)

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THIS JUST IN: The Cream City Casseroles order deadline has moved to midnight Sunday for delivery the following Wednesday. You now have all weekend to order for the week!

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