Chores have been assigned - life is easier. DD #1 has kitchen duty - cooking and cleaning for the month of Feb - it does seem to take longer to get dinner on the table and a bit longer to clean up - but she is getting valuable experience - and it'll pay off in the long run.
She made rice/feta/spinach casserole the other day - very good. Posted the recipe. Came from WW 5 Star Recipes. Going to go all out while dh is in China - so going to sit down and make up some healthy menu's for all 3 meals a day. Since I don't have to worry about what time I'm serving dinner - we may be having dinner near 3 pm some days - better for all of us. If it seems to work - dh will have to adapt to our schedule.
Off to start school. DD has banana bread in the oven - that'll be lunch. Roast beef sandwiches for breakfast - backwards - but it works.