Before I get to the menu, I have a question…
Do your kids snack all the time?
My kids never whine or complain about wanting a snack. Ok, maybe occasionally, but it’s not the norm. However, Chip’s nephew was here for a month and even 15 minutes after he’d eaten dinner he’d be asking for a snack or saying, “I’m hungry!” He’s 6.
And it’s the same thing with the 8yo that I babysit for during the summer. She eats at home before she comes and then usually eats again when my kids do. Then by 11am she’s asking for a snack. We eat at noon and by 2ish, she’s complaining about wanting more to eat.
And neither of them just wanted a “snack” – they wanted a whole meal it seems! When I think snack, I think a handful of pretzels, some chex mix or dry cereal, some grapes, an apple. That kind of thing. But they want a sandwich AND one of those things.
Other friends parents have commented on the fact that my kids don’t beg for snacks at someone else’s house (when did people stop teaching their kids basic manners?).
Monday – Zesty Crockpot Chicken BBQ – yes, I know this is the third week in a row this has been on my menu. No, we have not actually eaten it yet. Tonight’s the night though!
Tuesday – Grilled Turkey Pizza Burgers (I mix 2 lbs of ground turkey, 1 egg, Italian bread crumbs and mash them all together and shape into burgers. Then we top them with pizza sauce and mozzarella cheese).
Wednesday – Spicy Orange Chicken over rice (this isn’t my original recipe that I use, but it’s close. I do not use raisins and I make my own “chunk chicken” since I see no reason to use already processed chicken when I can make it fresh without the preservatives)
Thursday – Baked Ravioli with garlic bread (oh, I can’t wait!)
Friday – ??? I’m unsure what time we’re leaving yet on Friday. It’s possible we could leave before dinner. I’m thinking I’ll make chicken wraps and we can eat in the van if we have to.
Saturday – VACATION!!! I’m thinking PF Changs sounds delightful!
Sunday – VACATION!!! Anyone have any great recommendations for the St. Louis area?