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Welcome to the SOS Series

What do you do back you charge to accomplish dinner, but you accept a actor added things that are dinging, affairs at you, and active you bonkers? We’ve got you covered with easy, manageable, adorable recipes that will be a absolute lifeline.

Question for you.

What do you do back you charge to accomplish dinner, but…

…the dog won’t stop barking, and the babyish won’t stop crying, and the toddler is active you bonkers, and you’re cool abaft on work, and you haven’t showered back who knows when, and you aloof remembered your wet laundry is still in the abrasion apparatus from bygone (ew), all your abridged plants in the backyard are still aloof sitting there asleep from the winter and you aloof accumulate attractive at them and actuality reminded of how low your standards accept gotten, and you just… it’s just…


Welcome to the SOS Series, friends. My achievement is that these easy, manageable, basal and adorable recipes are a buoy for you as abundant as they accept been for me over these aftermost few weeks (months) as I’ve attempted to augment myself and my ancestors fun, beautiful, and agitative aliment while actual two kids 2-and-under during a all-around pandemic. Woof.

What Affectionate Of Recipes Will Be In This Series?

This alternation will affection 15 recipes that are made with 7 ingredients (not counting the abdomen basics – olive oil, salt, etc.).

Some are vegetarian, some are extra-nutritious, some are Burning Pot-friendly, some are make-aheadable. But the one affair ALL 15 recipes accept in accepted is basal additive lists, abbreviate basic times, big flavor, and aliment j-o-y.

Also, importantly, ALL 15 recipes accept my personal allowance of approval as I accept activated them in my own activity (like, in my home kitchen, at 5:30pm) and filtered them through these two accurate standards:

  1. Is this compound accessible abundant to accomplish with a toddler underfoot, a babyish in the wrap, and a dog afterward me around, after absolutely accident my mind?
  2. Do I really adulation to eat this recipe?

Those are my two non-negotiables. If it’s a yes for both, again it’s in.

What’s So Abundant About Cool Accessible SOS-Style Recipes?

A few months ago, during the blubbery of my maternology leave, I begin myself at the everyman of lows. Our toddler had aloof woken up from a nap and she wouldn’t stop arrant because I was captivation the baby. But every time I put the babyish bottomward to stop the toddler from crying, the babyish would cry. So afresh I would aces the babyish aback up, which would advance to the toddler crying. And the acute toddler arrant (read: screaming) would be so acute that it would accomplish the babyish cry again. All three of us were at Accent Akin 10. I get bathed aloof cerebration about it. It was a arrant trap, and I was so stuck. I had no abstraction what to do to accomplish it stop, so I best up my buzz and alleged Bjork.

He answered the phone, and I said, “Okay I apperceive you’re alive and I’m absolutely apologetic to bother you and all that, but this is an SOS moment. Both babies will not stop agreeable and I can’t handle it appropriate now. I absolutely charge you to appear home.”

He came home, we got the tears to stop, and again assumption what happened?

It was 5pm! Time to accomplish dinner! Whee!

Sorry, but no. You can all eat absurd for dinner. This is aloof too hard. I don’t alike accept it that hard! and it’s still too hard.

That moment, that activity of absolute agony for some fast and accessible wins that would advice me feel not so absolutely out of ascendancy in my life, and my charge to actually augment myself and my ancestors article to abstain Accident Showdown 2.0?

That moment was the afflatus for this series.

Because, I thought, I can’t be the alone one. There accept to be added of us food-loving bodies out there who:

  • Are actual exhausted
  • Are athirst for some actually aperitive food, I mean, as abundant as we adulation arctic veggie nuggets
  • Want compound solutions that feel absolutely acquiescent appropriate now.

What’s abundant about SOS recipes is that they are fun and inspiring, but not stressful. And they are absolutely not pretentious. They are not abashed to booty some advice from store-bought and pre-made shortcuts. They will not ataxia your kitchen with dishes to wash. And yet they are cool delicious, and maybe alike admirable abundant for a quick column to the gram? and they advice you feel like it’s all activity to be okay. They are in your corner, befitting your abdomen abounding and your tastebuds happy, ambience you up for the baby wins. And the baby wins ARE the big wins. We got this.

Who Is This Alternation For?

This alternation is committed to all the working-late-nighters, the weary quarantiners, the afflicted mamas and daddies, the huge activity transitioners, the beat caretakers, the barely-holding-it-togetherers for whatever acumen it ability be.

If you are accustomed with the SOS activity of “it’s dinnertime and I accept aught plans, aught energy, and aught time”, again this alternation is aloof appropriate for you.

How Do I Get The Recipes In This Series?

We’re activity to cycle out our 15 new SOS recipes through April and May! We’ll be announcement cast new recipes alert anniversary week.

And chase POY on Instagram if you’re not already, because we’ll be administration the new recipes (including videos) there as well.

And bigger yet: sign up for email notifications so you get every compound alone off appropriate on your (virtual) doorstep.

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Let’s Do This!

I’m really, absolutely aflame about this alternation – not aloof because the recipes are alone SO ATOM ON for me appropriate now, but because I achievement they can be a little buoy for abounding of you as well.

SOS recipes alpha tomorrow!

Ready, set, actuality we go!

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  1. Pinch of Yum Logo

    What a abundant idea. And I’m appropriate there with you! I alive in the Accompanying Cities too, accept a 2.5yr and 8mo. I accept survived the aftermost year acknowledgment to our crockpot, banker joes arctic cauliflower rice, and pre-cut vegetables.

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    This is me, 4 year old, 2 year old and barking dog. I am so austere out on authoritative banquet for my ancestors but additionally abhorrence to aloof dash article together. Oh and did I acknowledgment I accustomed a advance and will be transitioning to that role abounding time in may?? This could not be added absolute timing! SOS!

  3. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Something un-pretentious from this blog??? I’ll accept it back I see it. As addition who hasn’t had the affluence of “working” from home, and sees actually AUGHT amusement in the advantage bodies accept to accomplish jokes about not putting on pants or abrasion their beard for the aftermost year, I bare this a continued time ago!!!! And no, I don’t accept kids, and yet, I acquisition myself alert as active as anybody abroad who does…but like I said, I assignment for a living…

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      Nancy Daley

      Amanda, adjudicator much? I don’t apperceive what you acquisition affected about this site, but your accessible contemptuousness for the assignment of bodies who assignment from home and accession accouchement is accidental and not attractive. Animated you accept you don’t apperceive what you’re talking about back it comes to the assignment this woman does, and way to abutment women who accept a altered job from yours!

      Go apprehend some discreet aliment sites then. I myself acquisition a website that appearance capacity like peanut adulate appealing unpretentious. (Talking about you, ambrosial tofu activity fry!)

      1. Pinch of Yum Logo

        Listen hun. I can “judge” if I want, but I didn’t adage annihilation untrue. My contemptuousness is for every distinct advantaged being like you who has the amusement to “work” from home and somehow anticipate it makes them the victim! hah! I’m not answerable to “support women” because I’m a woman…which is acutely acrid accustomed your judgy, aloof hypocrisy…

        You accumulate aggravating to put words in my aperture while all I see are clucking hens blatant because I hit a nerve.

        I never said a affair about affected capacity (seriously you accept to be badinage me), abnormally because I apperceive that “organic” “clean” “detox” etc are BS business terms.

        And as a Minnesotan who actually lives bottomward the artery from the appointment of this blogger…I additionally accept the ascendancy to say that her attitude appear a lot of things is absolutely the affectionate of advantaged blah I accept to put up with a lot about here. I’m not activity to apologize for not actuality a sanctimommy or for cogent it like it is.

        Go clamber aback to your hole.

        You’re Welcome.

    2. Pinch of Yum Logo

      You’re benightedness is showing. We all accept our issues. I accept the advantage ( not luxury) of alive from home…being MOM…6 kids- academy to diapers and homeschooling. 3 backdrop to accord with and yeah, my showers aftermost about 8 minutes. Best don’t accommodate abrasion my hair. Aloof because you are active with your life, doesn’t beggarly others who accept it abnormally are abounding of it. I achievement you accept the advantage of address accouchement one day. Again you’ll bethink this conversation. You accept no abstraction what its like, appropriate now. Assurance me. Ps…we accomplish sacrifices to be at home.

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        MY ignorance?!?!?/! ROFL accept hun. Aloof because I haven’t had accouchement yet, does not beggarly I haven’t had to accession children. I absolutely never affected I was the alone active being in the world.

        One day I will accept continued abandoned this column because I don’t heed the opinions of sheep.

    3. Pinch of Yum Logo

      For addition who works alert as adamantine as those that accept kids I’m afraid you accept time to leave snarky comments on blogs you don’t like. I like this blog and acknowledge the advice and recipes provided for FREE. If you don’t like it may I advance you don’t apprehend it?

      1. Pinch of Yum Logo

        Haha!!! This animadversion is so funny to me. So active yet still commenting on websites that allegedly don’t accomplish aliment you alike like.
        Lindsay, my ABSOLUTE ancestors (mom, sisters and their own families, bedmate and two kids) ADULATION your recipes. I additionally assignment abounding time and accept two kids beneath 5 so I can be a bit captious w what I accomplish and you’re are consistently winners! My sisters and I will actually argument anniversary added pics of our dinners and we all apperceive it’s a POY champ after accepting to be told area the compound came from. 😂
        I’m aflame for this series!!!

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            You adulation to apprehend a agglomeration of hypocrites sending abhorrence my way because the accuracy hurts??? Acceptable to know.

    4. Pinch of Yum Logo

      It takes aught activity to accumulate scrolling. Maybe if you had done so, you’d alike accept had some activity larboard over to accomplish yourself some dinner!

    5. Pinch of Yum Logo

      girl. you complete fatigued and kiiinda like you’re demography it out on a blogger who no one is banishment you to follow. achievement you are able to acquisition time in your active agenda to eat a balmy abating meal and amend the way you acknowledge to people.

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      You’re a trip! Apologetic you had this annoyed charge continued ago, but now a band-aid is here…so maybe it’ll still be useful? No use in blaming others for article out of their control.

      Also, not to accomplish this a kids vs. no kids argument, but advancing from addition who has consistently been a adamantine artisan and works a lot, I accept to say that in my experience…having no kids vs. accepting kids is no comparison. NO comparison. You *think* you’re alert as active as anybody who has kids and works full-time, but…that’s the ball of not accepting kids, you absolutely accept no idea. 😀 Accept a admirable day!

    7. Pinch of Yum Logo

      I never leave comments, but I anticipation I’d bead one here. I accept 5 littles age-old 7,6,4,2.5 and 15 months. Affable has become the brawl that I alone and I about cried tears of joy back I apprehend that there ability absolutely be recipes that are accessible AND AFTERTASTE ACCEPTABLE for me to accomplish in the division of life. And afresh I about cried afresh back I got to the basal and accomplished there was no compound in the column 🙃 I am so attractive advanced to this series! Acknowledge you for your bluntness and administration your recipes.

  4. Pinch of Yum Logo

    YES! This is brilliant! I consistently acknowledge accessible recipes. Acknowledge you for accomplishing this! Sending a basic hug to you and your family. 🙂

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    Hillary Gras

    I am SO aflame for this!!!! I adulation your recipes as is, but SOS compound style?! ACCOMPANY IT ON!

    My all time beloved from you is that ambrosial african peanut bouillon in the IP. That’s an SOS meal to me!

    Also amuse Ms. Amanda below. She sounds bitter. We all accept altered activity situations and no one anytime knows addition else’s adamantine or why that can be so challenging.

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      Yay! So excited. Your recipes accept never bootless me and I cannot acclaim you enough! With 3 babies beneath 3, two dogs and a cat, I can chronicle to the craziness! Attractive advanced to your recipes and acknowledgment so much!

  6. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Thank you for this! I adulation so abounding of your recipes and consistently feel the 5pm pressure. Abiding the commons will be simple and delicious.

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      New Mom, so annoyed but absence cooking, my blessed place. Cannot delay for this! Your recipes are the best so I apperceive these will be amazing. acknowledge you for accomplishing this and befitting motherhood real!

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        Krista @ Compression of Yum

        Thanks for afterward along, Lisa! We achievement you adore the new recipes!

  7. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I already chase your Instagram and get your emails. Will these be a altered email? Do I charge to assurance up afresh for these recipes?

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      Krista @ Compression of Yum

      No charge to assurance up afresh if you already accept Compression of Yum emails!

  8. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Hi Lindsay!

    I accept followed your blog for abounding abounding years now and would adulation to accept our companies collaborate. I am additionally a adolescent Minnesotan now active in NYC.

    Our aggregation is alleged Phoebe. It is a business committed to aggregate new mothers and we abutment our associates from abundance through postpartum and aback to work.

    I would adulation to accept your alternation featured in our abutment for new parents.

    Chief Controlling Mom at Phoebe

  9. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Heck yes! What has helped me are area pan dinners and barbecue dinners. It all goes in, I set a timer and that’s the end of it.
    Also, arctic chopped veggies like onions are decidedly helpful

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      Krista @ Compression of Yum

      Yes, we adulation area pan dinners! And abundant tip on application arctic veggies to cut bottomward on basic time!

  10. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Wow!. I can’t delay for these recipes! I could accept acclimated one aftermost night! No energy, babyish arrant unless held, dog additionally wants attention, 20 added things on the to do list. Acknowledge you for such a admirable idea!

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    Emily Knippa

    Wow! This is absolutely me, dying abridged plants from Abatement 2020 still in the backyard and all! Attractive advanced to this series.

  12. Pinch of Yum Logo

    No babies or toddlers, but anew abandoned (1.5 yrs, but still new every day) with absorption but no activity or enthusiasm. SOS recipes complete perfect, and this one sounds aperitive Acknowledgment for the inspiration.

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      So apologetic to apprehend about your accident – affable back afflicted is HARD. Sending you absolute energy.

    2. Pinch of Yum Logo

      I’m appropriate there with you. I absent my bedmate 1-1/2 years ago, too. Meal basic is absolutely adamantine , and affable for one is not accessible . Really, absolutely attractive advanced to SOS.

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      Krista @ Compression of Yum

      Sending adulation to you, Lisa ❤️ We achievement you adore the series!

  13. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Thank You so abundant for all of your admirable advice and recipes….. I don’t accept the little ones…. I booty affliction of seniors…… and I adore all of your recipes…. I’ve fabricated abounding of them….with abundant reviews!!!!

  14. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Hey Lindsay,

    Fabulous abstraction and attractive advanced to seeing what the POY aggregation has been affable up!

    Hang in there.


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    Elizabeth Morrill

    oh my god, this is what I’ve been cat-and-mouse for. Homeschooling mom to a 6 y/o, 3 y/o and 9 m/o with a bedmate who works continued hours, and we basically accept two commons about here: cafeteria is tortillas, apples, cucumbers, and cheese — and banquet is aliment w/ honey, carrots, berries, and yogurt. Every day that I applesauce out and aloof accord the kids this, I feel guilty. Acknowledge you for this series!

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    Eleanor Cummings

    I was a afar mom adopting 6 kids by myself in the 70’s and formed alfresco the home to abutment them. Accept me, it was hard, I am now in my 80’s, but I rememer thinking, “What to augment the kids”!

  17. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Your way of cogent affability yet agony during the toddler babyish apprehension time of activity is so able-bodied said and relatable all at once- it makes me beam and breach up at the aforementioned time! Can’t delay for this series!

  18. Pinch of Yum Logo

    This alternation sounds fantastic! I can’t delay to see what you & the POY aggregation accept put together!
    Thanks for so abounding abundant recipes, and years of accomplished assignment 😀

  19. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I’m SO aflame for this series! We’re about to accept our aboriginal babyish and I was already activity afflicted about how we’ll alter authoritative healthy(ish), feel-good aliment with a newborn. I’ve been authoritative POY recipes for years and y’all accept my favorites! Can’t delay for more! 🙂