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1 hour ago, Rovers2000 said:

Oh man are you ever right re: the end result of those peanut bars.  

Though I'm ashamed to admit I'd likely still be able to inhale a couple oatmeal creme pies (which is one of the reasons Little Debbie snacks have never made an appearance in any of my "adult" homes)

Great. Now I have a craving.

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Discovered something fascinating last night.

8 year old is off mac'n'cheese  and hotdogs "I don't like it anymore" and loved the bacon-fat charred baby Brussel sprouts that I found at the farmers' market. 5 year old, OTOH, is off Brussel sprouts and into mac'n'cheese in a total reversal of what I have known to be true. 

Oh, and now I am making school lunches...I cursed myself with that upthread brag.

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8 hours ago, NolaCaine said:

Oh, and now I am making school lunches...I cursed myself with that upthread brag.

I need to learn to make some new stuff! It's hard making school lunches and then to make a different dinner a couple of weeknights. 

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6 hours ago, lion said:

I need to learn to make some new stuff! It's hard making school lunches and then to make a different dinner a couple of weeknights. 

Hi,

How many are you cooking for?

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9 hours ago, Mark Slater said:

Hi,

How many are you cooking for?

I'll answer: 4 people. 1 kids lunch. I've got the kids whose tastes are changing in real time. The one how brings lunch to school is usually food adventurous. I am thinking about playing with grain salad...or playing with grains at night, and making it a salad for lunch. I think she'd go for that if it had EVOO and balsamic as the dressing. But she's 5. Not sure she could uncap a dressing container. Guess we have to experiment.

My kids do like "cold plate" which is basically leftovers served cold with other cold and room temp stuff...on a plate. Lunches, so far, have been little ham wraps as the main. Sides rotate among fruit/vegs served just cut up. 

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9 hours ago, Mark Slater said:

Hi,

How many are you cooking for?

Lunch is just the kid, dinner can vary from 2-4 adults as family is very close by. Additionally, there are different dietary restrictions and spice levels to consider. 

My current cooking falls into two categories, Indian family recipes and go-to dishes from the past ten years. Frankly, adding the kid's lunch meals probably accelerated the feeling of needing to learn some new recipes or even another ethnic cuisine, like 'real' Italian, just for a change of pace.

NolaCaine, guess we're kind of in the same boat. My son is 4 1/2 and some of the more adventurous things I would like to prepare for him are limited by safety concerns, or eating cold food. My standard procedure is to try something out at dinner time and then work it into his lunch. Still, it feels like another year or two and a majority of these concerns will be over. He does like eating avocado rolls, but have been resisting going full bento box parenting😀

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Lion: How do you keep an lunch avacado from getting brown? Stupid question: If I roll an avocado in a tortilla with ham, will it turn brown if well wrapped in something like plastic wrap? My 5 yr old is part monkey as she loves avacado, mango, banannas...well, all the fruit.

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17 hours ago, lion said:

I need to learn to make some new stuff! It's hard making school lunches and then to make a different dinner a couple of weeknights. 

Real food for Healthy Kids at Amazon has over 200 recipes for every meal  they claim are "kid approved". 

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Tonight my big one is going to the Know Your World Expo with my husband -- the International Fellows from the Army War College make foods from their countries for people to try. She can't wait. My little one and I will be having a PJs and Pizza Night, complete with frozen pizza (actually Bagel Bites for the preschooler). 

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The baby knows how to make a quesadilla! Can't talk yet, but apparently can indicate through pointing, pantry burrowing, and yelling that he wants tortillas and cheese cooked on the stove. He ate most of it, too.

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We made yet another Skinnytaste recipe tonight: Chicken Curry with Coconut Milk. Four-year-old at first proclaimed loudly that she didn't want it (we hadn't had it in awhile, but I was pretty sure she'd eaten it in the past). My husband relented way too easily and agreed to make her a cheese sandwich (cheese melted between toasted bread -- because we're out of the Costco burritos she's obsessed with), but when she saw our bowls of curry she said "I want that!" and proceeded to eat almost as much as my husband and me.

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For SECOND dinner my 5 yr old had a bowl of pasta and green beans with butter and salt. She didn't want the "sashage sauce"

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Lasagna (spinach and beef in an Alfredo-ish béchamel, and marinara with mushrooms). Yes, no-boil noodles. 

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Oh my LeLeBoo, you are one organized lady. My kids ate MY red beans and rice tonight and I did the happy dance but no way could I possibly do a lasagna conga line...and my kids are older than yours! Good Job!

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We did it this morning, because I had an event this afternoon and didn’t want to have to deal with the concept of dinner after!! Plus it was a nice morning activity while Daddy ran some errands. 

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21 hours ago, dracisk said:

Clams casino, mussels in white wine, spaghetti and meatballs. Tons of bread.

Invite me next time!

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I have had A Day and hubby is out so I am having sushi. The kids had Pick-Your-Own-Leftovers which — thank you, The Incredibles — they think is the most excellent dinner ever.

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10 hours ago, NolaCaine said:

make Your own tacos... preceded by miso soup. Can’t make this up

This is basically Tuesday night in my house.

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Weirdly picky 11 year old.  Will eat horse tartar but not pb and j.  

Dinner was out for Mr. BLB’s birthday.  11 year old had deviled eggs, cedar planked salmon and apple pie.  

Breakfast this morning was Icelandic yogurt and leftover Peruvian chicken and rice and beans. 

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4 hours ago, zgast said:

This is basically Tuesday night in my house.

and I got that exact feedback as if I somehow failed parenting by having taco night on a Monday. 5 year old mansplained it to me which was funny, especially since she is a very serious girl child.

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On 11/7/2018 at 9:58 AM, NolaCaine said:

Lion: How do you keep an lunch avacado from getting brown? Stupid question: If I roll an avocado in a tortilla with ham, will it turn brown if well wrapped in something like plastic wrap? My 5 yr old is part monkey as she loves avacado, mango, banannas...well, all the fruit.

Oh, I didn’t make an avocado roll yet, not sure yet if it’s good for him to eat at school. But perhaps it would spoil less in a small airtight container? 

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