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The White Dinner

The White Dinner – by Kate Davies

We all know them: the Picky Eaters, kids who only eat white foods. I’ve often told my kids that I will never force-feed them anything weird or gross, so if I put it on the table the odds are good that the food is both edible and nutritious. Somehow, even when faced with such wisdom, I get complaints.

We are quite lucky, as our dinners can literally be quite colorful (see Lettuce Wraps). One evening I served a meal everyone loved, and after we tucked in we realized that I had inadvertently served every kid’s dream dinner: all white. Here it is, I hope your kids like it as much as mine do!
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Pea Carbonara

Tonight my five-year-old daughter, Charlotte, updated her favourite food. What might this little girl’s most favourite food in the world be? This pea carbonara. Yup, it was that good.

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I’ve both simplified and improved upon the original recipe (IMHO) which is good because Charlotte has now requested that we have this every week! Ha!

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meal plans

Meal Plan #17

Holy Week can be a bit crazy for church musicians. Thursday is a particularly busy day, so I will be preparing a casserole for the babysitter to pop in the oven. Hopefully there will be enough for both Jason and me to have leftovers when we get home! I’ll also finally be getting to that pea carbonara this week that I’ve been intending to re-try for ages. Fingers crossed I can get it to turn out better this time than last time (when it was FAR too creamy!).

PS: I would love to have your love over on my Facebook page. It would be so fun to turn it into a spot where we can all chat about recipes, ingredients, cooking for families, etc! You can join the group by clicking here.

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hungerpots

Mac & Cheese Hungerpot

As soon as I started making wonderpots, I knew I needed to find a mac & cheese recipe, but everything I came across wasn’t quite what I was looking for. After reading loads of different recipes, I came up this version and am thrilled to say that it was a delicious success! There are a few small extra steps (one of which is optional . . . ) that might technically disqualify this as a wonderpot, but I won’t tell if you won’t. 😉

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Italian Hungerpot

If you’re a wonderpot (or “hungerpot” as I like to call them!) novice, there isn’t much to know. You just throw everything in a pot and cook it all together at the same time and that’s that! As far as I can tell, this recipe was adapted by Apron Strings from what was the original “wonderpot” which was first published by Martha Stewart. I’ve adapted it further to include some veg.

This dish is delicious as is, but it would also be really yummy with some ground sausage, or sliced kielbasa. You could easily add in some uncooked shrimp to the pot if you wanted to keep things super simple!

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Meal Plan #7

I just finished up a meeting with another SE London mama about some really fun food/community building ideas! We’re still figuring out how to make it all work, but it is shaping up to be pretty exciting! I can’t wait to tell you more!

In other news, we’ve reached seven weeks of meal planning here on the blog! I feel like the tenth week should be something more exciting . . . perhaps a guest recipe? What do you think?

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Weekly Meal Plan #6

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We’ve had a fantastic break, but I admit I am looking forward to getting back to normal life! I’ve spent the last few weeks feasting on heavy foods and far too many Christmas cookies, and am looking forward to returning to our usual vegetarian fare.

We’re starting out the new year with some of our favourite recipes. I am particularly excited to share Tuesday’s recipe with you. It is SO good!

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