This week we are so lucky to have guest contributor Sarah Klinkowitz from foodinwordsandphotos.wordpress.com. It’s a fantastic description of Sarah’s (with the opinions of hubby and kids) food journey, passions and all things fun.
GKC loves sharing our friend’s insights and creativity in the kitchen. Thanks Sarah!
Dinner for the Family
Making dinner for the family takes a whole different meaning in my house. During the week, my DH (darling husband) works til after 7pm, so he eats dinner at work. By the time I come home, my 5 year old and 2 year old sons are fed by the sitter. They can’t wait until 5.30, which is the earliest DH, my almost 4 year old daughter and I walk in the door. Since my daughter eats at her after-school program, all she wants when she comes home is something light, like yogurt. Since the boys ate with the sitter, all they want is a snack, then they all go play with the neighbors’ kids before bed.
Besides Shabbos and Yom Tov, Sundays are my day if I am going to “make dinner”. Usually, its Shabbos leftovers. About twice a month, however, I really go all out and make dinner for the family: I invite DH’s parents, his aunt, and my aunt and uncle from Philadelphia. When I do this, I make a nice meal. However, I don’t want to spend forever in the kitchen, either. My requirements for a dinner for the family are something simple but excellent, that include elements everyone will enjoy, and one that gets me in and out of the kitchen quickly so I can enjoy my time with my family around me, all together.
Below is a typical meal I would make when I “make dinner”. I hope your family will enjoy it as much as mine does!
Italian Herb Meatloaf
Mashed Yukon Gold Potatoes
Meat Gravy with Mushrooms
Green Beans with Onions
Dark Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cookies