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  1. Not gonna lie -- achieving that feels like SUCH a huge success to me on the (incredibly rare) occasions it happens!! Why is it that children have the ability to leave just the right amount leftover that it's not enough for another meal, but too much to be part of anything else??
  2. Cheesy eggs, spinach dal and rice. My kids are so weird.
  3. I have a splitting headache and don’t feel like cooking. So my kids are eating leftover grilled chicken, salami, and jicama & celery with hummus. 🙄
  4. I had planned pizza for tonight (veggie marinara and sprouted-grain pre-made crust from Wegmans, to kind of make it healthy, plus a crapton of cheese, because kids). Of course, summer Fridays are “pizza lunch” at camp AND classmates have brought celebratory pizza lunch for my preschooler the last two days, so ... yeah, we might have achieved maximum pizza.
  5. TFW your kids *thank you* for you giving them apples for dessert. (Of course, yesterday was dance recital, so Friday night was chicken nuggets eaten en route to rehearsal; dinner yesterday for the littler one was a grilled cheese, fries, oreo pie, AND a giant cookie, and dinner for the big after four hours of recital was a double cheeseburger and fries from McD's -- we've outgrown Happy Meals -- and a giant cookie. So, yeah, apples it is today. #notasaint #parenting)
  6. Spaghetti nests have become a MAJOR thing here, although they are basically no different from regular pasta (they don't hold together enough to be "pick up and eat like a muffin" edible, at least in our house). We had them again tonight. Kids missed the meatball "eggs" in the nest, but otherwise, it was a great way to get veggies into them via sauce.
  7. The kids wanted to make trifles and spaghetti nests, courtesy of recipes in the littler one's High Five magazine. We did that on Saturday, and we had a lot of pudding and berries (and, tbh, pound cake) left over. I finally dug out my tiiiiiiny mason jars (that I got with the intention of making home-made sous-vide egg bites but haven't yet, because Starbucks) and put the leftover pudding and berries into them. Perfect size for desserts!
  8. Solo on Mother's Day. I gave up. They had nuggets, and I ordered (too-spicy-for-kids) Indian. But ...
  9. Solo parenting with a migraine and zero appetite: Them: "What's for dinner?" Me: "Breaded fish filets." {aka the slightly larger version of fish sticks} 6: "YAY!" 4: "ICK!" Me: {sigh} "You eat them all the time and love them." 4: "I HATE THEM!" Me: "OK. Your other option is leftover Thai peanut chicken." {Made this earlier this week for the adults, because 6 doesn't like peanut butter. For real.} 4: "YUM!" So: one kid is eating fish, one is eating Thai peanut chicken, both think the other is insane. I am just waiting for bedtime.
  10. The first-grader’s lunch for tomorrow: egg salad made with eggs from today’s hunt, and matzah. (Preschooler selected egg-salad sandwich, real bread please.) Yet again, brunching has ruined their meal schedule: it’s 4:15 and they’re begging for dinner, despite snacking on fruit, candy, and hard-boiled eggs all afternoon. 🤦‍♀️
  11. Matzoh brei this morning was a hit. Tomorrow is Easter brunch at friends’; they’re handling the eggs and a ham casserole, and champagne, and we are bringing green bean salad and fruit salad. BTW, when my kids eat brunch, the rest of the day’s meals are an effing disaster. Holy crap.
  12. Spinach cheese frittata with a side of peas and carrots — offsetting the Happy Meal lunch and lemon cake pops for dessert. 🙄
  13. Leftover shells and cheese w/bacon, peas, spinach, breadcrumbs, and about 18 different kinds of cheese I had in the fridge. Big declared it the most delicious dish ever. Little picked out the bacon and ate it separately. 😆
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