Posted on 1.31.10 at 4:33 pm
So I’m sitting in the hair salon under the dryer (yes, they have wifi, woot!!) trying to plan my dinner menu for the week so that I can hit the grocery store as soon as I duck out of here. I realized that coming up with meal ideas is becoming increasingly challenging with my fabulous Party of 5. Consider all of “dietary restrictions” I have to work around:
Hubby: Dislikes onions (hello?? I don’t get it), peppers, mushrooms, spicy foods. Oh and doesn’t like leftovers. (No comment).
Chatterbox: Barely eats anything; Dislikes cheese; Only wants “crabs and ribs”; Has 3 loose teeth, which knocks most proteins – including, incidentally crabs and ribs – and breads, etc. out of the running.
Giggles: Is my prize eater. She is not picky, always hungry (but if she had her way, we’d have spaghetti or rice every day).
L’il Buddy: Is 20 months. The palette? Not-so-developed. At least at the moment he and Chatterbox are on the same page with respect to what they can chew. Also has a tendency to fling his (suctioned) bowl all over the place, dangerously near my brand new ivory silk drapes. So red spaghetti sauce? No sir. Sorry Giggles.
Sigh. As for me, I am on my never-ending path to lose weight, so carbs and rich foods aren’t ideal for me.
WHAT TO MAKE?? Ah yes, reservations.