there's an alternative???
Taco's yum.I find even that isn't easy .. some want hard shells,some want soft,some want a salad.I feel like boycotting summer dinners all together.This said by a woman who made breaded chicken,double stuffed potatoes and a salad,all before I left for a neurology appt.at UCLA at 2 yesterday.I have serious problems.
It would be so much easier if we could feed them like cats. Just dump some food in a bowl when it starts looking empty and go do something else. The daisy plates are groovy! Where did you find them?
And this kitchen isn't a restaurant. You'll eat what I'm serving.
How about the boys make dinner twice a week? And clean up after, of course.
deb colarossi -- I'm usually pretty rigid with the all sit down to dinner during the school year. But they're playing outside, "not hungry," etc. I just decided that I was making dinner ONCE and if they didn't eat it then, they had to fix it themselves!Zoey's mom: I actually enjoy cooking -- and Sophie loves it all!Denise Clemen: Those are definitely my admonitions, too!A: Our summer list has that on it!
It's been a la carte in this household too, Elizabeth, but as folks grow older and palates mature, it gets a little easier. I hope the same applies for you.
How many times did I say, "This is NOT A DINER! I AM NOT A SHORT ORDER COOK!" Well, it looks festive and joyful.
Birdie's comment created a picture in my mind that I can't shake. Know what is one of THE nicest things about kids going off to college? They become incredibly thankful for your cooking. As my daughter explained her first summer home - Mom, you flip a pancake and I will be in this kitchen ready to eat!
I plan to make a sign, " the kitchen is closed "Lunch in shifts is the bane of my existenceSummer is kids AND husband out of school
Oy. I feel you. Since both of my kids are old enough to reach and operate the microwave, this year I've decided to make enormous portions of dinners several times a week and they can fend for themselves at lunch (ie. slap some peanut butter on a piece of bread or heat up leftovers). Every time they leave a dirty dish in the sink or on the table from their self-serve lunch, they owe me 50 cents.
I hear you , Elizabeth. But I blame sports! They all seem to need mini meals and then after meals and then there are friends over for a swim and suddenly everyone is hungry etc. They can all cook, and love too, husband and youngest included. But I still wish it was different. Someday , I'll pine for these days, I know I will.
Wow I'm right up there with Ms. Moon. "I AM NOT A SHORT ORDER COOK! I AM NOT YOUR SLAVE!" Of course no one ever listens to me.