Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The First Supper.

So, last night I decided it was time for the 3 of us to actually eat the same meal. What a novel and interesting concept. So I was thinking about what we could eat that we would all like. Kevin doesn't eat cheese, or most dairy products, so that excludes a lot of things. Maya doesn't eat meat yet, so that knocks several things out of the running... and me? Well, with all the things that were out of the running, I could probably eat almost anything that was left. So I scoured the pantry and cabinets, until I realized I could probably put together a nice lentil and whole wheat couscous soup, with butternut squash and sweet potatoes. Well, not to toot my own horn, but... TOOT TOOT! Maya loved it, I loved it, and even Kevin loved it! Not only that, but we all sat around the kitchen table, and ate our lentil soup at the same time! What?!? Usually Maya eats first, and then Kevin and I sort of throw things together and eat on the couch. I have to admit, dinner last night, although nice, was extremely chaotic, and full of a very screamy, fussy Maya. She had just woken up, and still wasn't feeling that well from her cold. However, I think family dinner will get better. Now I just have to think of what else we can all eat together. Any suggestions?

"I'm just hanging out in the doorway, waiting for dinner, and watching Mommy cook."

"Wait, we're eating the same food? Wahoo!!! But Mom? I still want what's in your bowl... even though it's the same thing."

"That was soooo good, and I'm sooooo full."


Hailey said...

Yum! That sounds great! I was thinking it'd be nice to eat the same thing too, but I couldn't think of anything...it's hard when Ben doesn't eat squash or lentils!

tshaffpa33 said...

We had a veggie soup last night and I just took out veggies and made them bite size for Eli. You could make a pasta dish too with elbow macaroni or rotini or something finger sized. (then just minus the sauce for Maya). eli is at the point where he eats pretty much everything we do, just as long as it's small enough. he gets certain meat products too as long as they are tender enough. Like I made salisbury steaks Monday (with ground deer meat) and broke off little peices of that for him.