I am hosting Thanksgiving this year--and lots of family will be in attendance. Lots of family--like Grandma--who actually CAN cook. I can do the basics--turkey is not so hard--stuffing--a little harder, but do-able. It is the idea that everything has to be and taste perfect that I have the problem with.
In our house--a perfect meal is all relative. A perfect meal to me--means something entirely different to others. Here are some confessions of my more "memorable" favorite meals:
1) Breakfast for dinner--it's a free for all--cereal, eggs, pancakes--it's nuts!
2) Peanut butter and nutella on wheat bread--with a side of grapes--(always great in a hurry!)
3) Spaghetti--with jar sauce and frozen (costco) meatballs--a family fav!
4) Pigs in a blanket--aka--hot dogs in a crescent roll. Kids think I am a GENIUS when we make this!
5) Grilled cheese and tomato soup--nothing better in cold weather!
6) Mac n cheese--Kraft style
7) "homemade" chicken noodle soup via Costco (this is actually really good!)
8) Shake n Bake chicken/pork with a side of Stove Top--(my personal fav)
9) Chinese food--ala Chef Wongs delivery
10) and the oldie but goodie--Chef Boy R Dee---Ravioli, spaghettio's--and when we go REALLY nuts we get the Princess or Spongebob shaped Spaghettios!!
So now I know you are asking yourself--where are the veggies--I actually do include some sort of veggie at EVERY meal--it's just getting them to consume it that's tricky!!
I know you would just LOVE to attend my Thanksgiving dinner in light of reading the above--but in my humble opinion--Thanksgiving is really about the PEOPLE--not the food anyway. (I have a feeling that a big dollop of lumpy mashed potatoes might be thrown at my head for that comment!!)
What's your dirty dinner secret??
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till next time......