Saturday, March 6, 2010

What To Make For Dinner

I have struggled with what to make for dinner for years and have found a number of recipes that kids enjoy. Here are some recipes and thoughts on making dinner that might help families who are struggling with what to make for dinner. Tonight I am serving Pad Thai which is a favorite in my house and a good alternative to pasta. Tacos are another family favorite. Sometimes I make a meal and kids don't eat anything. It's okay--that is life cooking for kids. My advice: Don't stress out. Realize you did a good job trying to feed your kids and children can be picky and completely unpredictable. Try focusing on non food related dinner fun to take the focus off the food and put some of the fun back into mealtime by checking out my post on Our Family FUN dinner.

Summertime Chicken Tacos

Regular People Meatball Recipe
Glazed Baby Back Ribs
Beef Stew with Onion and Red Wine
Homemade Shake N'Bake with Cornflakes
"Spice Packet" Beef Taco Recipe
Homemade McDonald's Burgers and Fries
Chicken Tenders (you can use this recipe and use flattened chicken for chicken paillard-serve with a lemon wedge)
Turkey Burgers
Barbeque Pork Chops
Tasty Easy Chili Recipe
Homemade Barbeque Sauce Recipe
Shrimp Risotto

Gluten Free Pigs in a Blanket
Ginger Beef Recipe
Gluten Free Chicken Patties

Vegetarian Meals:
Easy Fried Rice
Black Beans and Rice
Pad Thai Sauce Recipe
Easy Pad Thai Recipe
Lemon Lentils
Lemon Quinoa
Cranberry Pecan Quinoa Stuffing
Soaking Brown Rice
Gluten Free Casein Free Macaroni and Cheese
Jennifer's Summer Gazpacho

Martha Stewart's Cooking School: Spaghetti Sauce
Mung Bean Dal

Fruit and Vegetable Ideas:
How to Cook Artichokes
A Vegetable Plate and Veggie Sandwiches
A Fruit Plate
Apple Stackers
Collard Greens with Carmelized Onions (You can use this delicious recipe with any greens)
Potatoes, Green Beans, Olives and Hard Boiled Eggs--Composed Salad for Kids

Thoughts and Ideas about Dinnertime:/Homemade Food
Our Family FUN Dinner
DINNERTIME at Raising Six Children in New York City
Processed Food Versus Homemade Food

In NYC, can't deal with making dinner but want a homemade meal?
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