i've been asked on occasion "what do you cook for your kids?" well, honestly, i don't cook FOR my kids, i cook for myself and sometimes my hubby. i do enjoy cooking, but i do not enjoy cooking for those who do not appreciate it (aka - my little punks). so, when i actually get a chance to sit down and plan a "menu" for the week, i choose things i am going to enjoy, and if the kids don't like it, well, that's too damn bad. i was taught at a very young age to eat what i was given and eventually you'll learn to like it. so yes, as a kid i ate my veggies, odd worldly concoctions my dad made, and sometimes things my mom made. i'm a better person for it...i'll pretty much eat anything these days!
so, here is an example of what the McCool Gang ate this week:
Sunday - Shrimp Pasta (super easy)
Monday - Shrimp Tacos (yes, 2 nights in a row, because shrimp was on super sale at the grocery)
Tuesday - Breakfast for Dinner (Eggs Benedict, pancakes, scrambled eggs, and bacon)
Wednesday - Spaghetti & Meatballs (one of the best creations ever invented)
Thursday - Take Out Chinese (i was sick and this is what hubby did for dinner)
Friday - Grilled Chicken & Broccoli (ran out of groceries and that was what was left in the freezer)
now you may think "my kids won't eat that" and they probably won't, but i didn't make dinner for them, i made it for me. if i made dinner FOR my kids every night we would have hot dogs, pizza, chicken nuggets, and macaroni & cheese. don't get me wrong, all of those things are good in moderation, but i need some excitement on my dinner table. and like my dad always said, "try it, you might actually like it."