What’s for Supper Wednesday? Here’s tonight’s meal…well, if I am correct in assuming it will mirror last night’s meal. Which I am, of course.
A bag of nuts from the bodega and a large Poland Spring water. (Because I work so hard at retaining my New England roots while living here in New Yahk.)
Don’t worry. My kids will be eating more than nuts and berries. They will have one of a rotating variety of what I call ‘babysitter meals.’ The simple combinations I leave for a sitter on nights where we can’t be here:
Some variety of Annie’s Mac n’ Cheese
Some frozen vegetable thrown in with the pasta while it cooks
Some type of protein – typically warmed up chicken meatballs or chicken sausages
What? You’re still here reading? I was certain you’d be running off to grab your recipe book and put this beauty in there!
Whaaaaaaat??? You don’t have a recipe book?!
In all seriousness, I could use some fresh ammo in my ‘I’m not here to cook dinner’ arsenal. Please share any dinner ideas you have that are so easy you don’t feel guilty asking the babysitter to make them.
She truly does seem one “Just throw the peas in with the alfredo shells! They’ll be fine!” away from reporting me to CPS. I think she may believe mac n’ cheese is the only thing ever fed to my kids.
Not true! Xavi totally had a sip of my beet, lemon, ginger, celery, carrot, parsley, sprout, collard greens, apple juice this morning before grimacing and handing it right back. (Which was actually super annoying since I assumed we were making an even trade and that I was going to get his eggs, sausage and yogurt for breakfast. That little stinker.)
Maybe I’ll tell her to throw some apple slices on the side today. Mommy Of The Year.