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 don’t dine out often but when we do we love to try new places and food. Dining out beyond the family chains is a great way to expand your child’s palate too. Recently we enjoyed an Indian dinner downtown at 259 Host. It was so amazing it has inspired me to try some different things at home too.
Some people relish the idea of planning meals and perusing the aisles at the grocery store. I’m not one of those people. My day is already pretty busy so an app that will make these tasks a little easier gets my attention.