The end of last week got a little wild. On Thursday we celebrated our oldest’s 17th birthday then at the last minute my husband flew out of town. Which means Friday – Sunday I was a one-woman show with four kids, five chickens (who think they are dogs), and a dog (who thinks she’s a kid). Not gonna lie, I’m beat. And I don’t have any magical style post up my sleeve. So I thought maybe I could do a practical post and share how I fed four kids all weekend without completely losing my marbles.
Even though I’m not a foodie or one who lives for cooking, I try to always prepare fresh and wholesome food for our family. I think it’s important for their health and also a nice way for us all to be together in a relaxed setting. Wanted to share with you three easy dishes I made (and regularly make) and how my semi-picky eaters absolutely love them. Funny, none of them really “get” that all weekend they ate mostly vegetables, garlic, tomatoes, and onions. All they know is they like it when the kitchen smells yummy and dinner tastes good.
Let me first describe my cast of dinner customers: one mostly-vegetarian, one veggie-skeptic, one junk-food junkie, and one teenage boy who is a bottomless pit. Hard to please all of those different tastes when your culinary skills are limited. But it is doable.
Easy Meal #1: Martha Stewart’s One Pot Pasta. Recipe here. This is no joke delicious and soooo easy to make. Once you chop the garlic, tomatoes, and onions, then dump it all in the pot, dinner is ready in 10 minutes. How amazing is that??