I'm going to Europe on Friday and usually, I freeze lots of meals for Nate when I go out of town. But, Nate never thaws out one, which used to hurt my feelings, but then, I realized that I was forgetting that he is a more than capable cook and was completely buying into the stereotype that a wife who is so selfish as to leave her husband with his own children must leave him meals. I'm learning, I'm learning...
It also helps that I don't have the energy to make dinner every night right now (much less extra meals) and really, dinner for 10 days? That just wasn't going to happen.
Of coures, even as I say all this, I still feel a little guilty leaving him and I figured this would be an excellent time to put together a link list of my kids' favorite foods that I make and probably won't remember in 10 years. These are the "almost as good as McDonald's burger and fries" for my kids:
Spaghetti sauce: http://chevrefennel.blogspot.com/2008/02/pasta-add-ins.html
Meat loaf: http://chevrefennel.blogspot.com/2009/11/cooks-country-meat-loaf.html
Cracker Chicken: http://chevrefennel.blogspot.com/2009/10/cracker-chicken.html
Taco Soup: http://chevrefennel.blogspot.com/2009/10/taco-soup.html
Sugar Cookies: http://chevrefennel.blogspot.com/2009/07/kirstins-sugar-cookies.html
Wild Rice Chicken Salad: http://chevrefennel.blogspot.com/2009/05/wild-rice-chicken-salad.html
Banana Bread: http://chevrefennel.blogspot.com/2009/02/coconut-and-macadamia-nut-banana-bread.html
Homemade bread: http://www.the-exponent.com/2006/06/02/one-of-lifes-simple-pleasures-homemade-bread/
What dishes do your kids love?