A week in food: Tuesday




Breakfast of champions

Breakfast: Scrambled eggs, Costco’s finest bacon, Trader Joe’s hash browns and left over mini apple muffins

Since we are moving out in a month I’m trying to use up all the food in our pantry and freezer so we don’t have to move it. There was a pair of hash browns lurking in the back of the freezer and I thought I’d better use ’em up. (As a side note I need to start making hash browns myself and freeze them for meals.) Breakfast got off to a great start when Naomi stuck her finger in a hash brown to see if it was hot. It was so she ended up having to nurse it on a cooling pad-thingy from the freezer, and of course so did Zoey because they must be equal at all time. Bless her she was just mimicking us as we touch food to check to see if it’s okay for them to eat.

Morning snack: The last of the mini apple muffins (hurrah!) and milk

Since the girls only nibbled on a muffin at breakfast (they were more interested in snagging bits of bacon from us) I figured we’d use up the last of them at snack time.

Lunch: Butternut squash mac-and-cheese (left overs)

It’s such a no brainer of a meal. Both girls ate their bowl and then had seconds and thirds. Thank you, easy toddler recipes.

Afternoon snack: Date slice (from the freezer) and milk

When I bake for the girls I tend to cut-and-freeze as they eat things in such tiny portions. Now I don’t label stuff in the freezer so it’s a lucky dip when it comes to fishing out a small rectangular foil package. Today we lucked out with a date slice but it was ignored for an hour whilst the girls had an epic melt down over a book. ‘Dear Zoo’ if you are interested. When they eventually emerged from their book induced rage they happily ate the date slice.

Supper: Tray bake, broccoli bowls and yogurt!

Who doesn’t love a tray bake? Chicken plus veggies in a hot oven is a win-win for everyone. I remember Jamie Oliver waxing lyrical about kids and chicken legs in ‘Jamie’s School Dinners’, and by-gum it’s true. Both girls, yes BOTH of them, love roasted chicken legs. They are happy to hold and eat the chicken leg, and/or eat pieces that have been peeled off in front of them. This makes me so happy we are now eating roasted chicken legs twice a week.

For this tray bake I marinated the chicken legs for a few hours in buttermilk, oil and maple syrup. I chopped up some potatoes and a zucchini, and sprinkled them with olive oil and salt. Delish! Naomi and I enjoyed our broccoli. Neither girl was that interested in the roast spuds and zucchini.


Supper for tired people


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