Wild Rice Hotdish
Pasta or Rice
When I make my menu for the week I take into consideration
- What we have in the freezer and pantry already (I'd rather scrub toilets than grocery shop :) )
- Do I need a crockpot meal for a busy day?
- Are there any nights I'll be cooking without the benefit of my older children being home? If so, I want something fairly simple/quick to make.
- Are there any nights the kids will be cooking? (I need to get back to my kids each cooking a day with me. I'll start assigning people again this summer but for now I just pick someone(s) available and have them help me.)
*Greek Fish and Mac-n-cheese??????? While I refuse to be a short order cook, I do realize that there are some meals that the younger crew here are not too thrilled about. I try to make sure there is something everyone will eat at each meal. I would rather serve a weird meal of Greek Fish and mac-n-cheese (though my kids don't know it's weird :) ) than either force my children to eat something they find disgusting or allow them to think they can be so choosy that I will make something else for them on the spot.
I have, however, allowed PB&J in come circumstances. Tonight I made Homemade Chicken Pot Pie and really didn't have time to add any sides. My little one was a bit fussy and I preferred to let the other kids play with their cousins as long as they could. I knew my 4 year old would NOT like it so I simply made him a sandwich and put it on his plate. Peace.
Until he dumped his cup of milk over his shoulder (and all over his hair, clothes, chair, and floor) - so much for peace ;) Not sure why he did this, but he was truly surprised to find that his cup was full of milk.