A little Indian, a little Mexican, a little Asian… a lot of YUMMMMM!
This week as we wrap up National Nutrition Month, we are trying to EAT OUR COLORS. Our goal is to incorporate: green, red, orange, white, and blue/purple into our meals throughout the day. For a little fun, have your preschoolers sort their fruits and veggies by color: http://pbskids.org/sesame/games/colormehungry.html
We’re excited to try more EASY and delicious looking meals this week!!
We have LOTS of root vegetables from our CSA. They are not the kid’s favorite type of vegetable but I think I may have found some creative approaches to these “earth-diggen” veggies with lighter meals sprinkled in between.
This week my mouth was watering as I compiled favorite meals that feature fruits and vegetables. It made for easy meal planning this week!
Most of this week we need easy or make ahead meals. We're also having Skoogie's leftover bean salad creation.
In her first week on the job, Skoogie picked mac and cheese with a kale salad. We ate it the other night so that we would have a photo for the blog. After eating her salad and first helping of macaroni, I thought she was done and cleared things off the table….but I was wrong! Another bowl was downed! She earned her first week as Assistant Meal Planner with that meal!!
Skoogie's other meal request this week is cheeseburgers and bean salad. It was interesting to decipher what she wanted. I heard loud and clear that it needs to be GREEN beans. I thought maybe a pickled three bean salad might be worth a try. But told Pete I wanted to check to see what Hannah had in mind. The other night while we were eating dinner I asked her what she wanted to do with the green beans and I KID YOU NOT, she said, "I want pickled green beans." Spooky!!! But exciting at the same time, because maybe that means there is a greater chance of her eating them! We'll let you know.
We're keeping things simple next week, allowing for playtime during the kids break.
As I've mentioned previously, we receive a monthly winter food share through the Food Farm a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). One of the things we get are potatoes. Believe it or not, my dilemma is that potatoes are not a favorite vegetable of my kids. Some are beginning to sprout and need to be eaten! As I was thinking what we could do with them, Potato Skins came to mind. Who can resist cheese, bacon and sour cream??!!??
It's a busy time around here and it is so nice to be able to draw upon past menus, freeing up time to play in some long-awaited snow!