Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Works for me Wednesday - house rules!

We have a house rule in our home...well several of them. This has to do with eating dinners together and trying to get our kids to expand their horizons.

I am not into the clean platter club. You stop eating when your full. Period. (My mama used to tell me that my body is not a trashcan and somewhere along the way I forgot that because I continue to eat after I am full! :) ) I will gladly wrap your plate up and stash it away until you are which time I will produce the uneaten plate of goodness. I'm sneaky like that....

One thing I am adamant about, however is our rule.

"If you don't like it, you don't have to eat it....BUT YOU HAVE TO TRY IT !!!"

I would say 80% of the time my kids end up liking the item they swore they found totally disgusting and end up asking for seconds. If they don't like it...not a biggie! As long as they tried it, I am happy.

And everyone knows a happy mama works for everyone!

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

A GREAT deal at Target this week!

I am slowly moving my daughter in with my son....that means combining toys, books and clothes. No easy feat, I tell ya!

I have had my eye on a toy organizer for her side of the room at Target but absolutely refuse to pay the full price of $69.99!!

This week I found it on sale at my Target for $38 !!!! I found that this is even cheaper than other stores that have similar cheaply made toy bins.

Just wanted to share with my girlfriends in case clutter is creeping up on you too :)

Monday, January 10, 2011

Menu Plan Monday - Around the World in a week!

So I was talking to my girlfriend the other day and she commented about how dinners were totally wearing her out. She was tired of the monotony. She said she was ready to try something new. When I asked her what it was, she said "themed" dinners. Each day of the week, she would have a different themed dinner.

I took her cue and I am trying it this week! Italian, Greek, Mexican, Chinese and of course Polish! I am hoping that it gives my little eaters some new things to try and helps them see there is more to the world than sloppy joes and tater tots. Happy Eating y'all!!

Monday: Johnny Marzetti Casserole, garlic bread, salad

Tuesday: Turkey pitas with fresh veggies, Greek oven roasted potatoes, Greek salad

Wednesday: Leftover buffet- if its not movin, you can eat it...but mama is not cookin!

Thursday: Quick and Easy Mexican chicken, chips and salsa, re fried beans with cheese

Friday: Pizza Night!

Saturday: Shrimp fried rice, egg rolls, fortune cookies!

Sunday: Polish meat and potatoes skillet, pierogies with cheese