Sunday, September 13, 2009

good moms...

... don't feed their kid cereal for dinner... three nights in a row.

I really need to learn how to cook.

18 comments:

Angela M. said...

The Four Ingredient Cookbook by Linda Coffee and Emily Cale.

Available from Amazon. Cheap and easy.

The Wallaces said...

Three words: Macaroni and cheese.

Adrienne said...

What the heck's wrong with cereal (as long as it's not some surgery carp)??

We eat cereal lots for dinner. See - you're just getting them ready for old age....

qualcosa di bello said...

oops! then i've been a bad mom for 20+ year of such default dinners (not everyday mind you, but...)

God bless!!!

Fr. Erik Richtsteig said...

Hey, cereal is better than brussel sprouts or liver.
You could get him ready for college by going the Top Ramen route.

Mary Beth said...

Real moms feed their kids whatever they have, and teach them to enjoy the family they are eating it with. Twenty years from now your kids will not remember that you fed them cereal three nights in a row. But they will remember the love with which it was served.
Advice: Get a crockpot!

The Digital Hairshirt said...

Campbell's Chicken Noodle Soup. It's Future Father Patrick's crack . . .

Dymphna said...

How 'bout a nice big bowl of grits? It always worked for me.

Ben said...

Depends on the kind of cereal :) Are we talking sugary crap or are we talking semi-healthy stuff?

Keystone said...

"surgery carp"???

Is that French food?

Dinner = steak = happy kid.

The boy is "fed" by the presence of his momma, more than the carbs enroute to his gut.

Just be there.
Steak would be a + , though.

Adrienne said...

carp = cr*p

It's just my little private thing that is soooooo private no one has a clue of what I'm saying. They see ugly fish instead (which works, too) Just sayin'

Jon said...

Father Richtsteig,

"Hey, cereal is better than brussel sprouts or liver.
You could get him ready for college by going the Top Ramen route."

That's what I said until I got prostate cancer (having the old boy popped out a week from tomorrow (prayers appreciated).

Now, brussel sprouts are my friend.
Mmmmmmmmmmm.............!

John said...

Mary Beth said...
..... Advice: Get a crockpot!


Why? Is cereal (surgery or not) better from a crock pot?

John in Pomeroy on the Palouse

Fr. Erik Richtsteig said...

Jon--

Brussel sprouts are no one's friends. If they were an ice cream flavor they would Pralines and McBrien. (Apologies to Garth Algar.)

laurazim said...

Oh! Oatmeal in the crockpot is reeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaally good. Seriously. You can dress it up with lovely things after it's served. AND it's good for you.

But I digress.

Cereal, three nights in a row? Really? Come on. You are no contender for a spot on the bad mom's list. You'd have to fight me to even get on that list.

My husband has been known to quip that it's a good thing he knows how to cook--otherwise we'd starve every time I'm pregnant. Now he should add, "and when my wife has a post-partum depression breakdown." Which would be regularly. Which requires LOTS of trips to the cereal aisle.

Mary Ellen said...

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;-)


Go to my cooking blog, Eating Habits. I just started it and will be adding lots of new "easy" recipes. Not to mention, there are some really funny videos there.

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http://eatinghabit.wordpress.com/


Cooking doesn't have to be hard, in fact, it can even be fun as long as it's kept simple.

kired said...

I love cereal

shussong said...

When I make waffles (the whole-wheat kind) I double or triple the batch and freeze them. Two waffles fit in a quart freezer bag nicely. Then just pop in toaster..

George Foreman grill is my best friend... grill up chicken breasts, grilled ham and cheese sandwiches, hot dogs, bacon and eggs lickety split.

Or what I used to do in college--not now as the cholesterol would kill me--is cook a couple strips of bacon in microwave, dab the grease off, break inhalf and put on english muffins halfs, put a slice of cheese on top, and nuke again until the cheese is just melted...bacon mcmuffins :)

I also make up burritos to put in freezer..and buy bags of tamales from the Mexicans in front of the discount grocery store I stop by...I have a well-stocked freezer :)

Sara

Sara