UPDATE: I’m going to tweet (I don’t like the phrase but I’ll use it) and also post pics via Twitpic from time to time.
You can follow my tweetering at twitter.com/brettsinger. For just the dinner related tweets, search for the hashtag #dinnerdad. Or just click the link. (You don’t have to know what a hashtag is in order to read the tweets.)
Here are today’s cooking pics:
The kids’ plate of fruit…
vs. my plate of fruit:
The lamb chops, not quite done. They were tasty. Thing 1 ate it, Thing 2 pitched a fit but eventually tried one bite and decided he didn’t like it. I declared victory. Small victory, but a victory all the same.
Original post follows:
Since this is Food Week here on Babble, I thought I would share what I’ll be serving my children each day.
First up: Monday.
A little background: I’m not a great cook but I do my best. My kids have evolved from being fairly open-minded munchers into a pair of picky people when it comes to noshing. Thing 1 doesn’t like anything with sauce or skin (he’s actually asked me to remove the “skin” from a piece of steak, and while I admit to being only a so-so chef, my steak does not have “skin” on it), and Thing 2 will go through stages where he only eats yogurt, apple sauce and Oatmeal Squares. Oh, and mini-bagels. Very nutritious.
Because of pick-up schedules, I typically have more time on Monday than I do on other days. Today, however, something came up that took away some of that time. How does this relate to dinner? Because dinner requires cooking, and cooking takes time.
Tonight we’re going back to an old favorite — lamb chops. By “old favorite” I mean that both kids ate them a couple of years ago. Then they stopped. Note that I didn’t change how I prepared the chops, they just decided that they didn’t like eating them anymore. But we need more variety, so it’s back. Here’s Monday’s menu:
- Lamb Rib Chops: I splurged; normally I go with the basic shoulder chops but these are tastier and hopefully the kids will, you know, eat them.
- Whole wheat pasta with butter: the only way my children will eat pasta.
- Raw carrots and/or cucumber: this is one thing that my wife and I have managed to achieve in terms of their food intake. Every dinner they eat some carrots or cucumber or both. That way at least some vegetable gets into their bodies every day.
More tomorrow, because these kids want to eat dinner every day. Sheesh. When I was young, we were lucky to have dinner once a month! And we had to walk uphill while we ate! In a snowstorm! Without shoes! (None of that is true.)
Image: SXC (my chops will proably not look this good but that’s OK)
UPDATE: removed the stock photo with actual pics of the dinner I made.