Saturday, October 11, 2008

Late Week means Kid Week!

1 week a month, my husband works late each night. During these "late weeks," I'm less inspired to put forth effort to create a nice meal, since our family meals are short one member anyway. These weeks I concentrate more on what I call kid food. I feed the kids something healthy that I think they'll like, and make for myself something that's easy to make just one of.

Sunday: Lasagna, homemade french bread, salad, homemade chocolate pudding for dessert

Monday: Red beans and rice, smoked sausage, broccoli

Tuesday: homemade mac-n-cheese, peas
Homemade Mac-N-Cheese (for two kids)
1/2 cup whole wheat rotini pasta
3 Tablespoons plain yogurt
1/4 cup milk
1/2 to 1 cup pre-shredded cheddar cheese or cheddar cheese blend
fresh ground pepper, to taste
Cook pasta to al dente, drain. Add remaining ingredients and stir until cheese melts, adding more cheese if desired. Optionally add 1-2 Tablespoons of cooked carrot or butternut squash puree (or babyfood carrots or squash), for added nutrients.

For me: grilled tuna steak, salad

Wednesday: Pancakes, bacon, fresh fruit (gotta love breakfast for dinner!!!)

Thursday: (meal-swap day!) chicken cordon bleu, steamed broccoli with fresh parmesan, potato wedges

Friday: Leftovers or out to eat

Saturday: our pizza night

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