Tag Archives: Sunday dinner

The Sunday Kitchen: Old Favorites, New Spins

Weekends go by so quickly when you work full-time; it seems as if every Saturday and Sunday, combined, are the length of a morning in the working world.  There are so many things to do — errands to accomplish, chores … Continue reading

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Re-defining “Kid Friendly”

I know I’ve said it before, but…kids eat what they’re used to eating. When we use terms like “kid-friendly” to describe foods and eating habits, what we’re really saying is usually “fried,” “bland,” “breaded,” or “sweetened.”  There’s a rampant misconception … Continue reading

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Behind the Proverbial Eight Ball Already???

Yikes.  Mondays. OK, more accurately: Yikes, today, which happens to be a Monday, and which fully lived up to the harried and vaguely menacing reputation of all Mondays.  Not in every way; it was actually a fine, if unremarkable, day … Continue reading

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March Meal Plan: Double-Duty Food

A concept I have long understood, but don’t utilize nearly often enough, is the idea of double-duty food.  By double-duty, I mean ingredients — or sometimes, even whole recipes — that can be worked with at least twice in the … Continue reading

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Family Dinner, Take Two: Weeknight Challenges

Yesterday’s post on the relative feat that is family dinner seems to have started a larger discussion (hooray!  Nothing a blogger likes better than discussion); both on the comments board and in my inbox, personal Facebook account, etc., people are … Continue reading

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Family Dinner: Not Impossible, But a Feat…

Miss me? Sorry, readers.  I know I’ve been sporadic lately about posting.  Last week was a doozy that culminated in P. getting very, very sick with a respiratory infection; believe me when I tell you that trying to manage all … Continue reading

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What You Get For $2.50

On Friday, I asked you all to spend this week tabulating, at least loosely, what $2.50 will buy you in terms of “real food.”  Some of you have already responded; some will probably respond later in the week; and I’m … Continue reading

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February Meal Plan, and a Photo!

For those who are hoping for my now-weekly “Worst Cooks” post and Kids’ Meal Makeover, I apologize — I’ll be writing that post tomorrow, because although today is Monday, it’s also the last day of the month, which means I’ve … Continue reading

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Enough is Enough: Where to Draw the Line

In a recent post, I asked about ideas that would help me in my quest to be more accountable for the family’s food decisions in 2011.  Among the excellent suggestions I received was an intriguing thought from reader Deidre about … Continue reading

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First Meal Plan of the Year

Happy New Year, everybody!  It may be New Year’s Eve, but it’s still the last day of the month, which means it’s officially time to post the January meal plan here on Red, Round, or Green.  This one comes from … Continue reading

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