- Vegetarian or easy to leave the meat out
- Ingredients I am likely to have on hand or have some familiarity with
- Easy enough prep that I could actually point my boys to it and let them make it, without copious hovering
- I would consider eating/drinking it, at least one day a year
Spinach Strawberry Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing. Now that the farm share is starting to roll in again, we are awash in spinach and other greens. Not sure both boys would be into this as a salad, but I fully expect it could served in a deconstructed format with ranch dressing (for at least one boy) optional. The other one would totally eat this.
Homemade Creamy Gluten-Free Mac and Cheese. I don't often eat Mac and Cheese because... well, you know. But if my kids made me this for Mother's Day? I totally would.
Easy Sauteed Brussels Sprouts. I love Brussels sprouts. My partner loves Brussels spouts. I would fill my plate with 3/4's of this, telling the boys that I want to leave more Mac and Cheese for them. I'm thoughtful and generous that way.
Frosty Peach Shake. Dessert! I would encourage the freezer pop option so that a reasonable amount of time could pass between Mac N Cheese and this. I'd point the boys to the 1% milk instead of the almond milk -- I've read that other "milks" might not set up well. Though I guess if it's frozen it would. Whatever.
Cinnamon Sugar Chickpeas. I have a savory version in my ecookbook, but it's nice to have a little sweet thing to have on hand as an evening snack.
Enjoy the day!