Of course, when I told him to grab a pair of gloves on his way out the door, my intention was that he take his gloves for a walk…
I love stuffed vegetables and my kids love eating them because they’re so much fun to dissect on your plate. A lot of recipes take a lot of work, a lot of time or both. This one requires neither! It could be served as a side dish, but we eat as a main dish with some roasted vegetables (like cauliflower) on the side.
Stuffed Acorn Squash with Israeli Couscous, Apples and Cranberries
1 acorn squash
1-2 Tbsp olive oil
2 small onions, chopped (about 1/2 cup)
1 small apple, chopped (about 1 cup)
1/2 cup dried cranberries
I must admit, I am not a chocolate person. In fact, I am many people's favorite person with whom to share one of those big black and white cookies, because I am only interested in the white part.
Hot chocolate, on the other hand, falls into a completely different category.
If the weather is cold, I find myself constantly craving it…though it may actually be more about the whipped cream and marshmallows that accompany it than about the drink itself.
I just came upon this recipe for Chocolate guru Max Brenner's Hot Chocolate, and I will definitely be giving it a try!
I just love soup and am always trying to come up with new not-too-complicated recipes to keep me in my soup and keep the DH and kids happy.
This soup, with some toasted grilled cheese and some cut up veggies is a really filling, easy shmeasy and totally multi-age pleasing meal!
Note: You could totally replace the rice with any little pasta shapes–stars, alphabet noodles etc. Just cook them first, or they will soak up all of your soup!
Serves a family of 4, with leftovers for lunch
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2-3 carrots, sliced (about 1 cup)
1-2 stalks celery, sliced
Sometimes, I find myself desperately craving soup…a need that I seem to have passed on to both of my children. Thankfully, soup-making isn't an exact science, so when the urge hits, I rummage around and create soup recipes based on whatever I find in my fridge and pantry.
I made this one in about half and hour on Friday, to rave reviews from my 4 year old, 20 month old and even my husband.
Tip: Keep it a little bit thicker, or leave out the broth, and you have a great baby food which introduces your little one to the taste of cinnamon!
Cinnamon Squash Soup Serves ~4
1 Tbsp light olive oil
1 onion, chopped