I Have to Make Dinner Too?

Now that my kids don’t eat dinner at daycare anymore, I have another thing to add to my “to do” list. They need to eat as soon as we walk in the door, which means that dinner has to be made the night before. So far, I’ve made sandwiches, pasta and nuggets. Not the most nutritious, but it could be worse.

I’m looking for more ideas and was thinking of putting together a dairy, kid-friendly KOAMC mini-plan. I also want to utilize my crock-pot and maybe even invest in a dairy one if I need to. We don’t eat much beef/chicken during the week (except for Shabbos leftovers) and I’d like to keep dinners more budget friendly, so I’m still researching recipes and ideas.

Until now I haven’t been serving any side-dishes (does ketchup count?), so I was thinking that I can just make steamed veggies for them.  Ideally, in my pretend perfect world, I’d love to buy each kid a plate with sections and have a food in each section.  How cool would it be if we got home and I pulled out this awesome, well thought-out dinner that was already made and plated??

Well, right now, my plated dinner idea sounds like a fantasy.  I’m going to work on the dinner part first and then maybe add in the fancy plates later.

What do you serve your kids for dinner?  How do you have it ready to eat as soon as you walk in the door?

Until next time,