You ever have one of those dinners that started out with a good plan in your head, but by the time it got to the table it was all pretty much made-up? Yep, that was me with dinner last night. I wanted to make crappie for the family, and so I did. A little olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper, and then a quick fry on each side to cook it. The kids thought it was chicken, until I told them that it was fish caught by one of the best fishermen in the world (grandpa, of course!). They loved it. I decided to try a cucmber-tomato salad, which I made with a bit of my yogurt, salt and pepper, and some lemon juice for the dressing. The boys didn’t really like it, but Laura and I did. 🙂 I knew the boys would want something else for a veggie, so I cooked up some frozen carrots. Simple. Next came the starch. I warmed up some leftover noodles and thought that would work. Nope. Forgot to add water. They stuck together and looked like leather. Plan B was cinnamon swirl bread, which the family loved having for dinner! Finally, I was out of fruit, so I tried to make a frozen strawberry smoothie to work for that. I crushed some ice in my Ninja, added strawberries and crushed them, then added homemade yogurt. Again, Laura and I loved it. The boys…not so much.
All total, dinner was really good. Everyone got fed, and even my husband commented on how good it was. I was shocked. Yes, I had a plan, but it just felt….like a thrown together dinner.
I guess those are some of the best!
But the best part of the whole thing? Besides my yogurt smoothie and quick crackers for me, the only other thing that I had to buy was a tomato. Fish complements of grandpa. Veggies, bread, and noodles compliments of the Food Bank. Not bad, if I do say so myself!