I am putting together a gift for my BIL and his wife for Christmas. They have three kids, and are super busy so cooking is difficult for them. I thought I would put together a little family meals kit: have ds use fabric paint and handprints or sponges to decorate some placemats for each of them. Give them a "draw the family discussion topic out of a hat" kit. Include some nice candles for their table. Any other ideas?
Then, I'd like us to prepare some homecooked meals for their freezer, or give them "certificates" for one fresh meal a month for three months (which we will deliver hot!). Or something like that. Not quite sure yet.
dw has pointed out two major obstacles to accomplishing this, though:
1. Time...we are running out of time and need to hurry up and get this together.
2. For various reasons, we do not prepare meats in our home. This is a big meat eating family. You know-- no meat=where's the food kind of thinking? And of course, tofu is just a gross out (which, honestly, I have never eaten meat in my life, and I am not a tofu eater in general, so this makes sense to me LOL).
Plus, BIL is trying to watch his cholesterol, so some of my hearty, no-meat, child-friendly recipes are out (lasagna, hearty mac and cheese, etc.). And the kids are super picky eaters. I asked BIL casually what their favorite meals are, and he listed: steak tips (out because I won't prepare meat), mac and cheese (out for cholesterol reasons), and spaghetti and meatballs (spaghetti is easy enough for them to prepare themselves, and the meatballs obviously I won't prepare). So now what? Ideas??
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