Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Healthy meals. Or that one time I tried to cook

Cooking is not something that I enjoy. When it came time to divide the chores I took washing the dishes and Alex took food preparation. 

My husband is a whiz in the kitchen. Sauteing, woking (is that a word?), marinating and creating healhy dishes for the week. Every Sunday he spends a couple hours prepping meals for the week while Brynna and I (and the dogs) sneak tastes of said meals.


Unfortunately cooking fell to me this week while Alex was away on a business conference. By the way, can we all go away on business conferences that consist of loads of networking activities, swanky hotels and open bars? Sounds amazing although I know it can also be tiring. 

First I considered living off Flame Broiler and grilled cheese sandwiches all week. Then I got real.
Brynna doesn't like grilled cheese sandwiches. And a girl can only take so many variations of chicken before tossing it all to the dogs. (Something Brynna has been doing lately).

Cooking had to happen. And I had to be the one to do it. Ugh!

I pulled out an old cooking book geared toward healthy means for kids and made three dishes: a pasta dish with a crap load of veggies blended into a sauce; another pasta dish with carrots, zucchini, chicken and cheese, and my favorite, some kind of chicken pan fry noodle entree with a bunch of veggies.
This is the end result:

Do you seriously expect me to eat this? 

Well, she ate some of it. She actually liked the pasta dish but that may be because she used the sauce as finger paint. Hey, she sucked some of that sauce off her fingers so I'm calling it a win.

Hurry home, Alex!


What do you feed your kids? Any favorite healthy dishes I should know about?