How can it be 4:00 already? Seems like just a moment ago the whole day was ahead of us! We've been doing lessons, research, being busy...and now I'm behind in defrosting!
It's not easy for several reasons. First,I forget to PLAN for dinner...it sneaks up on me every single day! Every single day, at about this time, I look at the clock...or not...and realize ACK! I totally forgot about dinner! And a second reason it's tough: of the four of us in the family, there are four different eating styles or preferences.
My husband prefers small, healthy portions interspersed with health "bars" and such, interspersed with a huge all-out hunger-busting fest once a week or so. For dinner, he prefers spicy, tasty, meaty bits, steamed veggies from his list of faves, and a large ice water.
Bonobo is all about the carbs. Give him rice or noodles and he is happy, but I am not! And bread...breadbreadbread.
As for me, I'm a veggie lover. A small meaty entree is nice, but my main source of dinner sustenance is veggie. Fresh or steamed. I love almost all of them.
The challenge, as you know, is to place food on that table that becomes a DINNER...a dinner that everyone will eat. I am not saying I try to please everyone every day. That would be impossible...not to mention insane.
But it is nice to please someone every so often.
A few weeks ago, the kids and I watched the film "Food Matters" on Netflix. I'm happy we watched it because the kids have become "on board" with the veggie thing like they have never been on board before! With each dinner, I place up to four or five different veggies, usually raw, some steamed, and some fruit on the table. The kids and I have started filling up half of the plate with the raw stuff...makes me happy.
4:00...ALREADY?! Gotta go!
What's for dinner at your house?