There is something about the dinner hour that turns my household into a circus. Every night, without fail, my son scrapes his knee or bumps his head just as I’ve assembled all the ingredients for that night's meal. Bandages and hugs are needed, which means something is bound to burn and dinner will be ruined. I used to turn to canned soup as a substitute, but lately I’ve found many dinner recipes you can practically make with one hand.
Scraped knees aren’t the only roadblocks a mother faces when making dinner. There are sibling squabbles, tired toddlers who want to be held, and children who want to help but end up making more work for you. It’s those nights when you wonder why you even try to make dinner at all, and start to think takeout is the only way you’ll ever get food on the table.
Although there is no shame in ordering in, sometimes you just crave a homemade dish. And, thanks to some one-handed wonders, you can cook a quality meal even with a little one whimpering at your heels. Here, seven easy-to-make, delicious dinners that offer tasty solutions to the question, How will I ever make dinner while dealing with a tantrum?