February 5, 2010

totally random...

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."


Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] said...


Lucia said...

See, my problem is I don't really like to cook; for many reasons:
- To me, food always tastes better when someone else fixes it.
- And Jonathan is such a picky eater.
- And the girls are kind of limited in what they can eat.
So, if I am going to take the time to cook, I want it to be something the girls CAN eat and hopefully be something that Jonathan would want to eat.

I admire that you cook just for you. I just can't do that... I'd wind up with a big ol' mess from food that only I would/can eat. When I do cook for everyone, I still end up with a big mess but then I have food that only tastes ok (most likely because it won't have dairy and also b/c I'm not a great cook but also b/c it can't have certain ingredients because J doesn't like them). Fun, fun.

My solution? I try not to cook as often as possible. Awesome example of a mother I am....

Lala said...

I'm right there with ya! I don't cook for my kids....I cook for the grown-ups.