Now that Mr. Rose is away for awhile, I have been trying to keep this up. Specifically at dinnertime, I try to make one meal that we can all eat, with some variations for Lil' B. This has been failing miserably the past few weeks. I have a bad habit of trying new recipes thinking that they will like it, and then the only who eats is me. So, not only do I have to make something else for the kids, but then I have twice the dishes. Three times the dishes if I have to make something different for each of them.
Forget it. I'm done.
From now on, I am going to have to cook for the kids and make a variation for myself. It sounds backwards, I know, especially when it seems like all they will eat is macaroni and cheese. If I eat macaroni and cheese every night, I will be the size of a
Here's how I envision this working:
- Breakfast: Traditionally cereal, yogurt, and fruit. No changes here.
- Lunch: I'm done being creative at lunch. From now on we subsist on sandwiches and fruit.
- Dinner: At this point, the only thing I can get them to eat consistently is pasta. Some version of pasta with varying sauces and protein. I am going to try to sneak some tofu into the sauces to get some protein in these kids. Lil' B will not eat meat, even when I try to sneak some ground beef or turkey into her pasta. I'm convinced my picky eater is going to be vegetarian. I may also try some fried rice dishes with egg and veggies (here I go again trying something new....) As for me, I am going to be eating a lot of salads. I need to eat more vegetables anyway, so this will be a good alternative to their calorie packed pasta.
Short order cook no more,