Sunday, July 10, 2011
Over the years I've adapted to cooking for my 6 family members and their various appetite levels. I know just how much to make to insure full tummies and a bit of leftovers. But every year during the summer the kids spend a week at the beach with Grandma. This week the two littler kids are going which leaves me with only four mouths to feed. And no matter what I do, I can't seem to adjust backwards. We inevitably end up with leftovers coming out of our ears. I'm going to try to cook less, but we'll see whether or not I can actually do it.
Also, the teens are beginning their pre-braces appointments this week. Spacers go in on Thursday and we are expecting sore mouths. I'm leaving myself flexible towards the end of the week as I'm sure we'll be needing soft foods. I'm anticipating all kinds of pampering: pudding, mashed potatoes, bananas, smoothies, ice cream, yogurt. Maybe all those leftovers will get eaten by Chris and I while the teens are slurping down all their soft foods.
Here's what's cooking this week...
Breakfasts is a choice of: freezer muffins, pancakes, eggs and smoothies.
Olive Garden Fettuccine Alfredo with Broccoli
Green Vegetarian Burritos
Chinese Fried Rice
The rest of the week is flexible since the kids might not be ready to chew yet.