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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Our Favorite Dinnertime Meals

My favorite meals involves beans and rice.

What does my family love to eat?

It is difficult at times to make a meal that all of the family will enjoy.  One person may want something different from the others.  I often have to make a meal that has different components to it.  Then, one person can leave out or add any ingredient if they like. A mother and/or her helpers often have to tweak the meals to accommodate everyone.

For example, when I make spaghetti, I leave out the sauce from the ground meat.  My younger son and I love the sauce on our pasta, but the others sometimes do and sometimes don't.  I don't bother to make meatballs, either; they're too time-consuming to make.  Then, we made some toast, adding butter.  For mine, I add a sprinkling of garlic.

My children also like to eat tacos of various kinds.  I like that they are versatile.  The kids can add any ingredients they like.  One daughter likes lettuce.  The other daughter likes tomatoes.  My youngest son likes a cheese taco, while the older one likes ground meat with the shredded mild cheddar in it.  My husband and I like to add avocado, to which I add a few drops of lemon.

Some of them like cheeseburgers.  Two of my children--the oldest ones--like cheeseburgers.  All of them seem to like chicken nuggets.  Some of us like the nuggets with or without barbeque sauce.  Of course, we need our fries, and again, some like ketchup and some don't.

What about you, my readers?  What do your children like?  What does your significant other love to eat?  Can you see the value of making your meals with choices?  I just love the challenge of having everyone eat a meal together, one that everyone can enjoy.

Peace to you, my beloveds.


  1. I agree with you Rebecca it's a fun challenge to eat a meal with variety so everyone can enjoy it. I often serve somthing we all can agree on but even then everyone has their differences. Pizza is a good example...We start the dough early, since it has to rise twice for an hour and a half total...depending on the day. I make enough for three pizzas Then my oldest will help with the toppings...this is where it gets interesting. Must haves lots of cheese, pepperoni. That's the basics. It gets complicated when you get to the adults...carmelized onions, mushrooms, pepperjack cheese...for the summer...pinapples..and peppers with carmelized onions. We always have leftovers for lunch the next day, which makes it even better. I get a great kick when my husband says he'd eat my pizza over anyone elses!
    Spagetti is a really hard one for youngest daughter doesn't like the sauce the way daddy does and he likes his really sweet..Most of us concure with we have to do a separate sauce...then my oldest son would rather have my meatballs...but I rarely have my ground beef early enough to let them set. So I usually don't make them either, but when I do my youngest two and I make a big deal of it. It's soo fun! They don't look perfect but they taste really good!

  2. Thanks for the comment. Today, we made pasta with ground meat. I got Iris to do the smashing of the ground meat, and Gabriel, my oldest, poured the pasta sauce in a pot to warm it. Got Iris to make the toast. Gabriel made cool aid, too. It was a good tag team, and we finished so quickly, too.


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