Thursday, April 23, 2015
Twin meals and kid dinner/grown up dinner
So, I've been doing some kid meal updates the last couple weeks, but I've decided to do something a little different. The babes' breakfast and lunch is pretty much variations on the same theme, but as far as dinner is concerned, I've decided to model their dinners after our dinners so that it will be 1) easier than making two different meals 2) keep me on track meal-wise and 3) get them on the same track with us so that they can transition to what we're eating easier in the future.
So, in light of this, here's what they've been eating for breakfast--
Top: eggs, peaches, maple toast; bottom: eggs, banana, orange segments
Here's a typical lunch--
Top: toasted cheese sandwich, banana; bottom: peanut butter and honey sandwich, banana chips, grapes
For dinner the last few days the boys have tried a few new things, here's what we had for dinner:
Kid dinner: salmon burger, Apple, sautéed chickpeas and kale; Adult dinner: salmon burger with pan fried capers and sautéed chickpeas w/ kale
Recipe here: http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/slow-cooked-salmon-chickpeas-and-greens I didn't make the salmon as directed, I baked salmon burgers and then pan finished them (it's what we had! :)) but everything else I made as directed. Delish!
Kid dinner: pasta w/ butter, banana slices, peas and corn; Adult dinner: sautéed scallops and veggies w/ Thai noodles
Recipe here: Thai noodles-- http://www.melskitchencafe.com/super-simple-spicy-thai-noodles/ (no toppings or veggies, just noodles and the sauce)
Scallops-- http://allrecipes.com/recipe/pan-seared-scallops-with-pepper-and-onions-in-anchovy-oil/detail.aspx (I used white onions, and no red bell pepper, I also used sardines instead of anchovies. Finally, I replaced parsley with cilantro and added sesame seeds)
Kid dinner: baked chicken, sweet potatoes and peas; Adult dinner: baked drumsticks, baked broccoli w/ Parmesan and baked sweet potato w/ garlic and Parmesan.
Recipe here: drumsticks-- http://www.kitchenwithmommy.com/2014/01/wowza-baked-chicken-drumsticks.html
Kid dinner: cheese quesadilla, apples, peas; Adult dinner: cheese quesadilla w/ pica de gallo and beans w/ Spanish rice
Recipe here: beans-- http://queenbeecoupons.com/slow-cooker-crockpot-refried-beans-no-frying-no-soaking-plus-easy-freeze-instructions/
Rice-- http://whatyagotcookingoodlookin.blogspot.com/2011/10/restraunt-style-mexican-rice.html (I used tomatoes instead of sauce, and added cilantro)