Monday, January 30, 2012

What We're Eating 1/30/12-2/5/12

I cannot believe it's almost February!!! And we're still on a roll with the menu planning! A few meals have been missed, but not because we didn't feel like cooking. We had more leftovers than expected last week so we were able to bump a few meals off the menu. We were also able to skip Saturday night's meal thanks to my dad and stepmom - they watched the boys so Chris and I could go on a date to Georgio's with a gift card we got for Christmas. Love cheap (free!) dates!

Charlie is doing well trying new foods. Chris' mom wanted to try a new Chinese restaurant near her work and brought us dinner last night. We were shocked when both boys started eating their chicken fingers with no comments or complaints! That has never happened before and we were so excited.

This afternoon, Charlie asked what we were having for dinner, I told him we were having egg sandwiches. Eggs and ham are new foods for him, so I gave him the option to try one or the other and told him that once he tried the new food, if he didn't like it, he would be able to take it off his sandwich and eat it with just cheese. He decided to try the egg. Compared to some nights, getting him to take that first bite was actually pretty quick! We asked him if he liked it and without thinking, he said yes! Then he caught himself and quickly changed his answer to no. LOL Why is it so hard to admit that he likes something?! Stubborn boy!

On to this week....

L: English Muffin Pizzas, Pepper Strips, Grapes/Melon
D: Ham & Swiss Egg Sandwiches, Fruit Salad

L: PB&J, Fruit Salad, Cheese Sticks, Chips
D: Coconut Crusted Chicken Nuggets, Egg Noodles, Herbed Green Beans

L: Leftover Nuggets, Veggie Sticks
D: Pork Medallions with Pears

L: Leftover Pork Medallions with Pears
D: Honey Sesame Chicken, Brown Rice, Sesame Broccoli

L: Leftover Sesame Chicken
D: Pistachio Crusted Tilapia, Sweet Potato Fries, Honey-Glazed Carrots

L: PB&J, Apple Slices, Pepper Slices
D: Cheese Ravioli with Pumpkin Alfredo Sauce

L: Leftover Ravioli with Pumpkin Alfredo Sauce
D: Pulled Pork with Root Beer Sauce, Veggie Sticks

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  1. It can be challenging to get kids to try new foods, for sure! My problem is finding foods that *everyone* likes--not always easy with seven kids!

    1. Mealtimes can be so frustrating and I can only imagine trying to please 7 kiddos! It's easier to say than do, but I'm hoping to not even start catering to our future kids the way I have with our boys. LOL I've used my pickiness as an excuse for their pickiness for far too long! :)