Wednesday, April 04, 2012

{in the ranger kitchen}

I'm changing up the title for this series, formerly called {What's for Dinner?}, because I realized it's a misnomer. I love coming up with new snacks and breakfast ideas, not just lunches and dinners, so this series will really be a collection of the comings and goings in our kitchen.

The girls' diet ebbs and flows, but I am continuing to take a relaxed approach to their meals. Charlie sometimes only eats one of the three offerings, but then she almost always ups the calorie load on the next meal. If Vivi doesn't eat her dinner, she is offered the same list of "anytime foods" if she says she's hungry later, with the hope that they will be boring enough to tempt her only when she is really hungry. Our list of anytime snack foods currently includes nut butter on toast (when I'm feeling up to toasting a piece of bread after cleaning up from dinner), a piece of fruit, or a "popcorn cookie" (i.e. Vivi's term for a rice cake). So far, it has worked well. She asks for a snack less than half the time, and I can typically predict the evenings based on serving new strange food  (i.e. Brussels sprouts, garlicky greens, lentil soup).

Pita pockets w/ TJ's masala veggie burgers (best ever!), mango chutney, yogurt;
calabacitas; french fries

Lunch: Whole wheat pita toast, guac, cream cheese, cucumber, fruit

Mint limeade, calabacitas over saffron rice, avocado slices (not pictured)

Mom's Dessert! TJ's lemon gingersnap ice cream, toasted coconut, Bailey's

Stupid chicken with mushrooms over brown rice, peas & butter

Charlotte likes the peas to see all corners of the plate before her mouth.

Them: fish sticks and sweet potato fries;
Me: Leftover chicken, noodles & butter,  sauteed kale & garlic

Kidney beans and rice; smoothie

Mommy's dinner last night: pasta primavera with beet greens; Dad's favorite cocktail
Verdict: WOW. Sharing the recipe (and yummy drink) tomorrow.

p.s. I swear I don't say "series" as part of my everyday life, like I would turn to Nate and say "So in our Saturday series, I am thinking I will change the line-up of shopping and going to the gym." I don't do that. I just can't think of a better word to describe when I post about a topic more than once. So there.

Editor's note: This post is a part of Real Food Wednesday, Works for Me Wednesday, and Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways.


Emily Sefcik said...

OMG! My mouth is watering. I'm formulating gluten free versions as I type...your girls are seriously lucky : )

Tiffany said...

The lemon gingersnap ice cream with coconut looks to die for. Yum! Got a recipe for that? ;) I keep meaning to make more of my own ice cream.

sarah saad said...

شركة تنظيف خزانات بجدة الجوهرة من افضل شركات تنظيف الخزانات بجدة حيث ان تنظيف خزانات بجدة يحتاج الى مهارة فى كيفية غسيل وتنظيف الخزانات الكبيرة والصغيرة بجدة على ايدى متخصصين فى تنظيف الخزانات بجدة
شركة تنظيف خزانات بجدة
اهم شركات كشف تسربات المياه بالدمام كذلك معرض اهم شركة مكافحة حشرات بالدمام والخبر والجبيل والخبر والاحساء والقطيف كذكل شركة تنظيف خزانات بجدة وتنظيف بجدة ومكافحة الحشرات بالخبر وكشف تسربات المياه بالجبيل والقطيف والخبر والدمام
شركة مكافحة حشرات بالدمام
شركة كشف تسربات المياه بالدمام

sarah saad said...

اهم شركات نقل العفش والاثاث بالدمام والخبر والجبيل اولقطيف والاحساء والرياض وجدة ومكة المدينة المنورة والخرج والطائف وخميس مشيط وبجدة افضل شركة نقل عفش بجدة نعرضها مجموعة الفا لنقل العفش بمكة والخرج والقصيم والطائف وتبوك وخميس مشيط ونجران وجيزان وبريدة والمدينة المنورة وينبع افضل شركات نقل الاثاث بالجبيل والطائف وخميس مشيط وبريدة وعنيزو وابها ونجران المدينة وينبع تبوك والقصيم الخرج حفر الباطن والظهران
شركة نقل عفش بجدة
شركة نقل عفش بالمدينة المنورة
شركة نقل عفش بالرياض
شركة نقل عفش بالدمام
شركة نقل عفش بالطائف
شركة نقل عفش بمكة


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