Hi y'all;0) from your favorite German-Bostonian...
What has been on my mind constantly over the past few
months is our diet, our dinners and snacks. It has been challenging, to
say the least, due to food sensitivities (which I talked about in
earlier posts) and varying likes and dislikes throughout the family. On
many days I basically make several dishes, or at least one member (and I
will not point fingers here;0)) will eat out, opt for a pbj, take-out
or rather just snack his way through the pantry instead of even touching
what is on the table.
No I am not a fantastic cook, but I
like to try different things, "healthy" dishes, whole grain pasta, I
make oat meal with nuts and seeds and would love to cut back the meat
consumption. I also like to add fresh veggies or frozen, and there I
prefer to use a variety as well. On the other hand I do make basic
German (my family) dishes, such as Schnitzel, "Geschnetzeltes", Potaotes
with Quark, or my mom's special "poor man's dish - Sour eggs", a dish
with potatoes, sweet and sour mustard sauce with bacon and soft boiled
eggs. Yes, yes I know, only hard boiled eggs on this side of the big
pond, but I have grown up and LOVE soft (6 minutes-) boiled eggs. No I
don't give them to my children, much against my grand mother's advice;0)
understand if at least the last one makes many of you feel uneasy and I
promise I haven't made it in a long time, I only make it for me and/or
the kids, and again, the kids eat the hard boiled version. But the
others I have made and except for Schnitzel they are tolerated at most.
Also, cooking needs to be
easy and quick, I am not going to look up the ingredients and
preparation shouldn't take more then 20-30 minutes and not require more
then two counter tops...
The reason for my intro is
that I have found a website/blog which has helped me lately to introduce
"new" ideas to the table and are being "liked" by almost all
members...Well princess L is an exception here since her likes exclude
anything that is not Mac and Cheese, PBJ's, cookies, chocolate or
As you can imagine the discussions we have on a
daily basis about dinner choices or veggies. She does eat fruit,
otherwise I would be more worried then I already am. And here I found
that if I include her in the cooking and preparation process, she may
even try one or the other ingredient.
But back to my new discovery: It's called ( and I love the name;0)): Moms Who Think
They have an 8 week list of easy family dinners, and so far we
have tried the pesto chicken over angel hair pasta, the meatloaf, the
bubble pizza and honey brown sugar pork chops...
meatloaf didn't turn out that great, I must have done something wrong, I
used turkey instead of beef, maybe that was the mistake. But the other
meals were generally yummy and easy to prepare.
So if you need some inspiration, have a look here.
That was it from me for today. JJunior has been clinging to my
leg begging for attention, I better give him some;0) Love and peace to
all of you.