6.7.08

A plea from the kitchen!!

Now that summer has arrived and business has slowed, I find myself preparing more meals for my family! Mike has been a great sport but I swear, if my children roll their eyes and say "blech!" one more time at the dinner table!! I will pull everyone of my hairs out of my head with tweezers!! I realize this is my fault, as a working mom my children have become acostom to their father's cooking these last 4 years. But really, a person can only have bean burritos and rice so many times!! Chicken nuggets, cheese burgers and pizza?!! Gag me with a spoon!! (I 'm dating myself ;)

I used to think of myself as a decent cook, but lately my gourmet ego is in a shambles! I have been torturing my family recently by trying new recipes to liven up dinner. So far I have had mediocre reaction. Martha Stewart is failing miserably here!! The only recipes that the kids will injest so far have been from my friend's kitchens.

So to all of my friends I am asking you sincerely for your help, not as a chain letter and all that other hooo ha! Real help. Will you please share a recipe with me that is a hit when you make it?? A hit with kids would be great, but a hit all around would be best! We all have one. I am even willing to share my secret Cranberry Apple Salad Recipe with you or any other that I keep in my vault. Pretty please!!

1 comment:

Jeanette said...

One of my favorites is Taco Soup because it's easy to make (crockpot) and everybody likes it especially garnished with cheese and sour cream (a must for the kids)and tortilla chips for dipping.
In crockpot combine~
1 lb browned ground beef
1 small onion (I cook mine with the beef)
28oz can crushed tomatoes
15oz can undrained corn
15oz can undrained black beans
15oz can undrained kidney beans
1 envelope ranch dressing mix
1 envelope taco seasoning
Mix in crockpot, cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours.
Tip: I put the cheese, sour cream and tortilla chips in bowls on the table and let the kids add their own. For some reason this gets them more excited about eating.