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April 11, 2011

“No yike onions.”

“No yike beans.”

“No yike lettuce.”

“No yike potatoes.”

Hello two-and-a-half.  What a pleasure to make your acquaintance.  Apparently, Little Friend has developed a palate with a mind of its own.  Gone are the days when I could shove pureed kale down her gullet with nary a hint of a complaint.  These days, I’m more apt to hear “No yike [fill in the blank with whatever despicable food item lurks on her plate].  No yike this, Mom.”

Not what I want to hear during the “gangrene hour” of the day.  Especially when I sincerely strive to plan and execute edible and, dare I suggest enjoyable, dishes for the family.

In any case, I find myself back at the drawing board again this week conjuring up the magic that will elicit a “This Super Good, Mom” from Little Friend’s satisfied mouth.

(For the record, it was the strawberries served at dinner tonight that were pronounced “Super Good.”  Thank you, spring bounty!)



Breakfast:  Fried Eggs with Braised Swiss Chard
Dinner:  Kelly’s Chicken Enchiladas (The first time Big Friend tasted this dish, he commented: “I could eat like this every night of the week.  Who needs crunchy vegetables?!”  I think that’s his equivalent of “This Super Good.”)


Breakfast: Buckwheat Pancakes
Dinner:  Breakfast for Dinner – ABC Frittata (Apple, Bacon, Cheddar)


Breakfast:  Scrambled eggs
Dinner:  Veggie-Laden Shepherd’s Pie


Breakfast: Soaked Oatmeal
Dinner:  Left Overs


Breakfast: Fried Oatmeal (using left over’s from Thursday)
Dinner:  Smothered Salmon for Two


Breakfast: French Toast Frittata
Dinner:  Lazy [Wo]man’s Chuck Roast


Breakfast: Spring Greens Omelette
Dinner: Pasta with Sunday Gravy (using leftovers from Saturday’s chuck roast)

If you didn’t click on this link on your first read-through, don’t miss the ABC Frittata.  One of my favorite go-to foodie blogs, Small Bites, shared the recipe along with a review of the Whole Family Cookbook.  Alas, I did not win the accompanying giveaway, but be forewarned, Whole Family Cookbook:  I’ve got my eye on you and a bite of ABC Frittata on my fork!

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Dad permalink
    April 11, 2011 7:37 am

    I didn’t hear whipped cream mentioned. Ya gotta try whipped cream.
    It’s not at the top of the health food chain, but in the past it’s been a hit. Raspberries and strawberries and blueberries help too.

  2. April 11, 2011 10:06 am

    ABC frittata sounds fantastic, and just different enough from the usual to be appealing. I’ve not heard of small bites I’ll have to check it out!

  3. April 12, 2011 6:03 pm

    Wow! More great recipes and resources. Thank-you! I will be printing and cooking and (if I do the recipes justice) enjoying.

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