Trader Joes always wins for our family. So Natalie likes the Trader Joe’s Chicken Pot Stickers and Zoe likes the Trader Joe’s Teriyaki Chicken (it’s literally the only chicken that she gobbles up) and Travis will eat both and loves the edamame. So add some 3-minute microwave rice and viola.
I am all about quick & easy. If my kids will eat it without a fuss, it’s a win. Every time I try and make something different it never ever works with the kids. I’ve even contemplated doing a kid dinner at 5 and another dinner at 8. BUT the double dirtying the kitchen is a huge turn off for me. I know that it works for some people, but my day starts SO early, knowing that I can be done with the kitchen before 6 pm is a major bonus.
Moral of the story I try and please them. I make what they’ll eat without complaining because raising three kids is hard. Everyone has an opinion. I always think, just once, I’ll try something new and it is a total fail. I throw in the towel. I will make them turkey sandwiches with fruit for every dinner. I won’t ever make something new unless B and I are home to eat it– together and I have a solid backup.