1. Make some rigatoni beads. (Ok, so this post is not 100% slacker mom. You have to do a little real mom prep work).
2. Lure cranky kids to the table with the bribe of applesauce and a fun project.
3. Now, this could go one of two ways. You could have the kids entertain themselves with the pasta necklaces while you hurriedly make dinner or...
4. You sit on your slacker mom bum while your husband makes dinner.
I choose the latter.