Jackson has a snack at school right before dismissal, so he is usually not too hungry when he gets home. We tend to dive right into homework to get it over with, followed by some reading, playtime, or TV. Although TV is not my own personal favorite pastime, we believe in moderation, so if he has had a good behavior day at school then he can watch his Spongebob.
Some days he does get a little snacky before dinner is ready. Luckily Jackson is perfectly happy to snack on an apple, so that's easy to keep on hand. And some days Olivia and I will make treats and he can be tempted by those as well. Today we made Kathy Hester's Whole Wheat Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies. I like that the recipe calls for an entire can of pumpkin. No leftover pumpkin to find a use for; all those lovely antioxidants and vitamins A and C go straight into the cookies.
Dinner was a couple of recipes from Appetite for Reduction. 40-Clove Chickpeas and Broccoli, a recipe I should definitely make more often. Also, the Ginger Mashed Sweet Potatoes and Apples sounded nice and autumn-y.