Gentle Readers, three cheers for The Practical Cooks Junior. Not only have they mastered several breakfast items, they are now taking on school lunch, snack, and meal planning with great enthusiasm. This is a great help in not having to guess what they want.
The flipside, I’m raising two strong-willed women with advanced and particular palates. Please send help.
Without further adieu, and before they make additional editorial changes, here are this week’s menus:
And the Four-Square Grocery Shopping List:
Which translates to:
Sunday: Fish and Chips
The Eldest opted to have a slice of bacon at dinner the other night. It’s unclear if this is a change or a one-off. We shall see. Meanwhile, I’m going to try homemade fish and chips again.
Monday: Beans and Rice
Love this meal for simplicity and creating possibility through leftovers.
Tuesday: Rustic Veggie Tart
This rustic tart will be caramelized onions, sweet potato, and goat cheese.
Wednesday: Pasta and Salad
Probably cheese tortellini, but potentially spaghetti and veggie meatballs.
Thursday: Breakfast for Dinner
This is so simple and variable I struggle not to serve it daily. Never fails to please the crowd.
I am thinking either soup or burritos based on the week’s bounty.
Saturday: Dine Out!
Getting ready to travel again, so one last celebration on the way. Probably over a salad. 🙂
How does your crew feel about cheese sticks/pre-cut cheese? TPCs Jr are firmly against, and have started a movement to make our own. Discuss.
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Coming up Wednesday: Sour Cherries on Top: One Ingredient, Three Ways