On Feeding Boys...

Food is one of my passions. In fact, when I was a child I would cook in the kitchen, all the while pretending to be on a cooking show (á la Julia Child). I used to be a professional baker. I just love to cook. Mmmmmm...

Anyway, my love of food has been passed on to my children (although I am not so sure about my love of cooking, although both of my children do just fine in the kitchen). Anyway, we have a houseful of boys this next weekend (ummmm...starting today, actually) and I am trying to get healthy yummy food into the ones who live on chicken nuggets and corn dogs. Hmmmm...

I've been searching the internet for quick, easy recipes and stumbled across The Pioneer Woman Cooks (by way of 365 Days of Crockpotting).

Oh. my.

I think I've died and gone to heaven.

For dinner tonight, we are making (yes, ALL of us--ummm, that is, me and the boys):


and
Cinnamon Ice Cream, doubled of course

My philosophy is (and I hope it works with the more picky among the crew) is that if you help make it, you are more likely to eat it. And they all love shrimp (so they all tell me!). The tomatoes might be a bit iffy with the one who likes ketchup, but hates tomatoes...and loves pizza, but hates tomatoes. Ummm...we'll see.

And after dinner, I'm hoping everyone will be full enough to just chill and watch the first four episodes of Torchwood: Children of the Earth. Except I've just been reminded that softball is tonight. So, Torchwood will have to be tomorrow.

Sigh.

But, the boys will be gainfully employed (volunteering, that is) at the concession stand during softball. Which will keep them off the computer and various game systems. And out in the fresh air. So, it's all good.

5 comments:

~Juanita~ said...

Good philosophy & the food looks yummy!


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theselfloveproject said...

ah yummy..

thanks for sharing the comment love..

Whitney said...

So, if anyone is interested, the shrimp was a big hit, as were the tomatoes--except for the one who doesn't like tomatoes. But he liked the filling!

Theta Mom said...

Crock pots are the best. I always say, "cut and dump." You cut the seasonings packets, dump the food in and let the crock pot work its magic! :)

Diana H said...

I had one of those hates tomatoes and eats pizza boys. He grew out of it. Good thing since we grow an awful lot of it. He even made his spaghetti sauce starting with canned tomatoes a week ago.