Last night I took the kids out for pizza and salad. My six year old LOVES salad. :>
Tonight we're making winter veggies in coconut curry. My three year old won't eat this, my six year old will try it, I will love it ;>
It's COLD here. In the 40s tonight, so I made black bean soup. It had beans (dry and soaked), onions, garlic, ham cubes, olive oil, bay leaf, cumin, can of Rotel, chicken broth, black pepper...and maybe something else I am forgetting! I served it over long grain rice. I made green beans on the side. It was really good! I was on antibiotics for 10 days, so I was unable to drink much during the holidays. I had two decent sized glasses of Chianti wine with dinner!
We're in the middle of the Midwestern snow storm (I lost count, but judging from today's shoveling, we have maybe a foot and a half on the ground) and cold snap (high of -10 predicted tomorrow, -50 windchill). School is cancelled tomorrow! I told the kids it could be restaurant night tonight, meaning I will make them what they want :-) - DD1 is getting clam spaghetti and DD2 a hamburger. Not sure about DH and me. Probably a combo. We'll be doing pantry meals for at least the next two to three days. Getting the cars out today was pretty difficult, so we don't want to move them if we don't have to.
It is nasty outside! I'm already planning to work from home tomorrow. I made a big pan of scalloped potatoes with ham today for lunch since that was our main meal before husband went to work. But he just texted to say they're closing early at six, so we'll eat the rest of it for dinner! Good thing we don't mind eating the same thing twice.
I made spaghetti, and somehow messed it all up while trying to take care of a fussy DS. Not even fancy spaghetti, I'm talking boil some noodles and dump sauce all over it. It never reboiled after adding the noodles, and it was all glumped together. Oh well. There's always tomorrow!
Distraction willl do in even the simplest dish. This is speaking as a woman who has burned *hard-boiled eggs*...more than once!