I'm away at a conference for most of this week - Monday I'll be at home, but Tuesday-Friday the boys will have to fend for themselves. Not to generalize, but I know in this case it means KD, pizza and eggs on toast, so I've chosen some meals that can be prepared ahead of time and either frozen or refrigerated, then assembled at the last minute. Fortunately summer means not a lot of heavy meals - no big roasts or stews or long cooking times. I think they'll survive.
Summer is (almost) here! We're getting close to the summer solstice, which means long sunny evenings, and a struggle to get kids to bed when it doesn't seem like bedtime. It also means plenty of opportunity to dine al fresco, in the back yard, and be silly as we wind up the school year and summer vacation is in sight. I still enjoy spending time in the sunny kitchen, so this week I'll be using some of the first greens of the season.
At the start of the school year I was all gung-ho about creating fun and interesting meal ideas for the school lunch box but that enthusiasm quickly made way for standard fare that was easy to put together. I’m trying to break this habit and these Savory Cheese and Bacon Muffins are a good start.
I love green eggs and ham. I do. Especially when they are served in the form of this casserole, a fun lunch idea to serve the kids this St. Patrick's Day or just something different to offer up during March Break.
We eat together at the table every night but just like our routine is altered by the weekend so is our dinner rituals. Some Saturday nights we find ourselves eating something casual in front of our television. This past Saturday we added a little international flare with an Indian inspired dinner and a movie.
I’m always looking for ways to incorporate healthier food and eating habits into my family’s routine. Switching from processed and packaged goods to making things from scratch, such as baked goods, is certainly a good start but now it seem the items we use in our baking and meal preparations aren’t as clean for us as we thought.