Friday, March 18, 2011

Sometimes, Dinner is a Bust - Picnic Dinners

I work Monday through Friday as a waitress in the Pike Place Market.  Every day I'm surrounded with fresh produce, quality meats, and some of the finest seafood in the world.  I can take my pick of ingredients and yet, some days, I'm at a loss.  Most days it's because I am on such a tight budget that I just can't buy what I'm in the mood for, but other days it's just too much to think about, so I beeline out of there and head home. 

My larder is typically stocked with plenty of food, but some nights... peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, fruit and cheese, and cuddles is all we do for dinner around here.

Mom's Tip

From time to time I like to mix up how or where we eat dinner.  I like to do picnic dinner in front of one of Lorelei's favorite movies after a really long day.  Put a bunch yummy finger foods on a plate, spread out a blanket that can be thrown in the wash, and have at it.  It breaks up what may become monotony of eating at the dinner table, and it's an easy, fun way to spend time with your kids.

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