So, in an effort to make my
If I'm really nervous about how it will be received, I add the word 'surprise' to the name. What child doesn't like a surprise?! (I don't think it has occured to them yet, that not every surprise in life is wonderful) So we eat meals like Bean Surprise or Noodle Surprise. I've also discovered that it's best not to mention anything that they might not like, so I just neglect to mention the offending vegetable. If they really enjoy the meal, then I tell them after the fact so they know the vegetable can be enjoyable.
The kids have all had a vomiting bug. Last night it was Belle, overlapped by Buddy Boy. It was an exhausting and messy night. Today I put the protesting kids to bed after lunch. They fell asleep almost immediately, as did I! When I got up after my nap, I felt even worse than before and I felt like a chocolate drink. There was no drinking chocolate in the cupboard but I was able to throw one together with what I had available. In the 'old days' I would have thought, "Oh dear! There's no Milo." Well there's a good upside of learning to think of alternatives.
I put three squares of chocolate and one teaspoon of honey into a saucepan, added one cup of milk and heated it gently until the chocolate melted! Yummmmm!
Come on! Tell me the truth! Do you subject your family to some pretty ordinary meals in the name of being green?