Monday, December 29, 2008

Merci!

Big thank yous to everyone who provided wonderful suggestions for my dinnertime dilemmas. I'll comment more specifically when I have time, but for now know that your wisdom is appreciated, and as a result, here was tonight's dinner:

Jerk Chicken (pre-marinated from Nugget Market, Tim and Austin ate this)
Steamed broccoli (everyone ate this)
Tater Tots (the kids and I ate these)
Salad (Tim and I ate this)

Believe it or not, my family LOVES Brussels sprouts (Austin's just ok with them), so it wasn't quite as much of a setup for disaster as it might have seemed for me to cook them. And the dinner recipe wasn't chosen to impress. It actually didn't take that long to make and I chose it because it looked like it had a lot of flavor, it was reasonably healthy, and it seemed like something my family would like. (I used to make a honey and curry chicken dish that everyone loved until I made it too much and they OD'd on it.)

I'm considering starting a different blog to record dinners -- what works, what doesn't, and what I learn. If I go this route, I'll let you know in case you want to play along!

Last night ended with us watching a scary movie, and Tucker unable to sleep. So I spent most of the night on the floor of his room and then I was unable to sleep. So I'm heading off to bed now.

4 comments:

Julianne said...

Ooh, kind of a food blog, then? That sounds cool! What scary movie did you watch???

P.O.M. said...

I love brussel sprouts too. I've been begging my guy to make them (he's the cook). I even buy them but they just sit in the fridge until they get icky.

Brit-Man said...

I'm glad things are more at balance with you now.

Take care and best wishes :-) :-).

Matt

Colette said...

I had made brussle sprouts a few weeks ago when Justin had his girlfriend over for dinner...she hates them (like most kids/people do) but I made her try one anyway because she never had them roasted...she tried it and still hated them. I teased her a bit but was impressed that she at least tried it...I'm so mean LOL

Glad things are better. Just remember you can't please everyone every time, and if I recipe flops, dump it and move on ;)

At least you are a mom who cares enough to cook and trie new things. Not many out there these days who do that. That in itself is huge!