Here's what I've been cooking lately. I always have the kids help dump and stir and crack eggs...why? cause its easier to know where they are and not just ignore them. Plus after reading this book it makes you want to whip (figuratively) into shape...or makes you think you are raising slugs (way too cute for slugs really) and totally suck. Its been a while, I probably should read it again.
Really I just want to one day I want to pass off the cooking torch to them, hopefully in their tweens... why have all these kids if they can't be my workers! Sheesh!
Okay, back to our meals. I choose not to meal plan. I usually have it in my head a few days or sometimes I just figure it out on the spot. Especially cause I like to be dictated by what sounds good and the amount of time and effort allotted that day. or how I'm feeling. Works with my personality (which is what exactly? disorganized? lets choose to call it spontaneous)
Homemade pizza (I think this might be the cheapest meal possible people). Tomorrow I'm going to try the wheat/white flour combo...just to use up this wheat flour I have cause heaven knows I'm not really going for health right now, just taste :)
My mom's banana bread, sigh....
Meatloaf - this has been the biggest hit with my kids. I like it cause I don't have to chop anything and its easy. Today I used part sourdough bread (all I had) and random cheese, still good. Also I have the tomato sauce stuff just for less waste.
Sweet and Sour Chicken - This requires a bit of effort, but if you can convince your kid to help dunk then its easier.
Calzones from Pioneer Woman cookbook (minus ricotta cheese, barf, and rotel cause i didn't have it, just added green chilies and 1/4 - 1/2 cup marinara and increased other cheese amounts since I omitted the ricotta)...these were like man food 101, almost too much meat for me. Jason and Luke loved loved loved. These were pretty dang easy really.
Choco - PB rice krispies (I used good semi sweet chocolate chips and doubled the recipe...almost too dark choc for me and too rich, I can't believe I'm even typing that)
Just made my first boxed angel food cake and had strawberries and shortcake (gotta get in all this good stuff before I got on a diet :). My kids thought it was a strange kinda of cake and wondered if angels made it.
My go-to, freaking easy (its 5 p.m. and haven't thought about dinner) meals are QUESADILLAS, QUESADILLAS, QUESADILLAS . and PANINIS PANINIS PANINIS. Sometimes I add stuff like chicken (canned, don't be a snob) or black beans or rotel to the quesadillas if I want to eat them and really paninis are really just hot squished sandwiches at our house, but when you call them paninis they sure sound fancier than sandwiches for dinner.
Anyway, just sitting here thinking about food. thinking how many dishes I do when I cook which is why I had boycotted it too. The kitchen is my work space really. And the laundry. And the couch when I need to sit on my butt. Really my job in life is shop, clean, cook...repeat. Oh and pick up kids, change diapers and keep them safe. Ain't too shabby.
I'm gonna try and figure out to just always have homemade pizza dough stored or frozen to make my life easier.
Now I think I'll go play plants vs zombies and try to forget the BYU game... (the most highly anticipated part of my day which I enjoyed with Luke until the bitter end.) Jason is trying to fix his window that won't roll up (yes its been raining all week).