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Hmmmm.... BastiansMommy 1 child; Shelton, Washington 2428 posts
10th Mar '13

So my mom, dad, niece, and 2 nephews are coming over for dinner tonight, and all I know is that I have pork chops in the fridge thawed out for adults and some frozen peas and top ramen for the babies (oldest boy is almost 3 and my niece is 18 months...they love them some noodles! haha). I have no idea what else to make for the adults!
We have canned and frozen peas, carrots, corn, and greenbeans...and noodles, rice, potatoes, and the butt of a butternut squash (not enough for 4 adults)...HELP ME! lol
And if you give me ideas that sound super yummy, we have food stamps so we can run over to WalMart and get some things. It's the first time I've ever cooked for my mom at my own house, and I know she doesn't care, but I really wanna prove to her that I'm a good stay at home mommy/girlfriend. lol Hence why my house smells like Lysol and laundry right now xD

user banned 2 kids; Fucking, Austria 36337 posts
10th Mar '13

I would make butter noodles for the kid's and not ramen. That stuff is loaded with sodium.



Pork Chops, mashed potatoes, corn, and rolls. Can't go wrong with that!

::Nikki:: 1 child; Arkansas 2624 posts
10th Mar '13

I love twice baked potatoes :)
But my faaavorite side ever is grilled asparagus wrapped in goat cheese and prosciutto--I could eat that as a meal all by itself!

BastiansMommy 1 child; Shelton, Washington 2428 posts
10th Mar '13
Quoting ℳary ℐane:" I would make butter noodles for the kid's and not ramen. That stuff is loaded with sodium. Pork Chops, mashed potatoes, corn, and rolls. Can't go wrong with that! "

I only put half the packet of flavoring in the ramen...with an egg and peas.
And that sounds really good. haha

BastiansMommy 1 child; Shelton, Washington 2428 posts
10th Mar '13
Quoting ::Nikki:::" I love twice baked potatoes :) But my faaavorite side ever is grilled asparagus wrapped in goat cheese and prosciutto--I could eat that as a meal all by itself!"

I love twice baked potatoes too...but sadly none of the stuff for them :( it sucks haha And I have never had asparagus...so I wouldn't know how to do anything with it :oops:

Jays*Mama 2 kids; Michigan 5649 posts
10th Mar '13

I like making pork chops with corn and mashed potatoes

ILOVEWINE Due April 24; 2 kids; Sweden 10814 posts
10th Mar '13

I bake the pork chops with apples and apple sauce. I would make rolls and big green salad and grill asparagus and broccoli and roast red potatoes. I also wouldn't serve the kids anything different, just the same thing you guys are eating. Ramen is really gross.

::Nikki:: 1 child; Arkansas 2624 posts
10th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ILOVEWINE:</b>" I bake the pork chops with apples and apple sauce. I would make rolls and big green salad and grill asparagus ... [snip!] ... potatoes. I also wouldn't serve the kids anything different, just the same thing you guys are eating. Ramen is really gross."</blockquote>




I agree with this. I think so many kids become picky eaters because adults condition them to be.

BastiansMommy 1 child; Shelton, Washington 2428 posts
10th Mar '13
Quoting ILOVEWINE:" I bake the pork chops with apples and apple sauce. I would make rolls and big green salad and grill asparagus ... [snip!] ... potatoes. I also wouldn't serve the kids anything different, just the same thing you guys are eating. Ramen is really gross."

Normally I wouldn't...but they refuse to eat meat, and I don't feel like fighting with them or making my parents have to feed them when they get home.
If the kids had their way they'd eat cupcakes and Cheetos for dinner....that's what their mommy gives them. So we just try to get fairly healthy, rounded meals into them. They both love eggs, noodles and peas...so yeah.

P Pickle Pants 98 kids; California 20522 posts
10th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ::Nikki:::</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ILOVEWINE:</b>" I bake the pork chops with apples and apple ... [snip!] ... gross."</blockquote> I agree with this. I think so many kids become picky eaters because adults condition them to be."</blockquote>




Exactly!



My son (3) eats pork chops with us. He does have certain things he doesn't like (like asparagus) so if I make something I KNOW he doesn't like (that he has tried many times) ill make him a substitute veggie and make him just try a bite of the veggie we have. He eats mashed potatoes or pasta or whatever other side we have too.



Last night we had spinach and ricotta tortellini with chicken-sausage (super lean) with wilted spinach and yellow peppers tossed in a white wine butter sauce.



He even eats "salad" with us---he eats the greens, celery, peppers, croutons, and cheese ---working on adding the rest.

::Nikki:: 1 child; Arkansas 2624 posts
10th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting P Pickle Pants:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ::Nikki:::</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ILOVEWINE:</b>" ... [snip!] ... sauce. He even eats "salad" with us---he eats the greens, celery, peppers, croutons, and cheese ---working on adding the rest."</blockquote>




My son requests a salad at least 2-3 times a week! Everyone always tells me how lucky I am that he will eat anything, but its because he has never been given any other option lol

::Nikki:: 1 child; Arkansas 2624 posts
10th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting P Pickle Pants:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ::Nikki:::</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ILOVEWINE:</b>" ... [snip!] ... sauce. He even eats "salad" with us---he eats the greens, celery, peppers, croutons, and cheese ---working on adding the rest."</blockquote>




My son requests a salad at least 2-3 times a week! Everyone always tells me how lucky I am that he will eat anything, but its because he has never been given any other option lol

P Pickle Pants 98 kids; California 20522 posts
10th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ::Nikki:::</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting P Pickle Pants:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ::Nikki:::</b>" ... [snip!] ... Everyone always tells me how lucky I am that he will eat anything, but its because he has never been given any other option lol"</blockquote>




My son pretends to be a dinosaur---triceratops loves green leaves :) he eats raw spinach as a side with no dressing on a pretty regular basis.



I'm also not allowed to call chicken legs anything besides "parasauralophus legs" and I must let him eat them with 2 fingers and growl.



I love showing him how animals eat many fruits/veggies and then get him to try them and pretend to be that particular animal :)