Monday, December 27, 2010
When the kids meal just won't do
What to do you do when the kids are begging for Kraft Macaroni and cheese but you know you can't stomach the powdered cheese and pasta? Last night it was actually pancakes that the kids wanted and don't get me wrong, I like pancakes, but they're more like a Sunday morning breakfast treat. Anyway when I don't have the time or desire to make two different meals, a salad is always a fast and easy "grown up" dinner that can be prepared in minutes. Last night's salad was mixed greens, thin sliced granny smith apples, red onion, dried cherries, candied pecans, blue cheese crumbles and my homemade balsamic vinegarette, YUM!! Ladies, don't let anyone tell you that a salad isn't a meal, with a little creativity a salad for lunch or dinner can easily fill you up and include a number of food groups. Rice, couscous or pasta are also great salad mix-ins and don't take any time at all to prepare and add to a salad.