Today’s menu: chicken “fingers,” broccoli, apple, bread (kids take two for their two servings of grain)
Hey, not a bad lunch! Fresh broccoli and fresh apples. The chicken finger/nuggets were on the dry side, but allright…I’m concerned that they have the same kind of fillers that chicken nuggets have just with a different name. Interesting article on the chemicals in fast food chicken. I wonder if any of those ingredients are in my food.
Let me out! I’m broccoli yearning to be free!
I poured the broccoli straight into my mouth. I meant to have a good look around the cafeteria to see if the broccoli was eaten or thrown away, but I got distracted. I’m thrilled to see fresh broccoli and I’m also happy that there is less packaging associated with this veggie side than others.
My husband could be described as a “non-cook.” He can boil water, fry eggs, and use a microwave. Mr. Q does know how to make one special dish, but he hasn’t cooked it in more than a year. Daily meal prep is what I do and I love to cook.
I have encouraged him when he has mentioned an interest in cooking. He told me before that he is intimidated by some recipes and when we have cooked together before (years ago) he wanted to measure everything perfectly. I also am intimidated by a lot of recipes so I understand. Recently, we went to the library and my husband picked up a book:
My husband checked out a cookbook!
Hubby loves to eat Indian food and he told me why not learn how to cook what he enjoys? Then he went out and bought a fish:
a whole fish on the kitchen table!
Last week we cooked together for the first time since our son was born. He did the fish and I did the veggies and rice. The kid was strapped in the high chair and demanded samples while we bustled around. I can’t begin to tell you how much I enjoyed myself having my husband by my side in the kitchen. Usually it’s me by myself rushing around while my husband plays with our son in the other room. It’s great to have company in the kitchen. (He braised the fish whole — google “braised fish” for a wealth of truly easy recipes — delicious result!)
Over dinner I asked my husband, “Do you want to start a blog about your adventures in cooking?”
He said, “I have no interest in sharing my cooking with anyone but you.” I respect that so I didn’t snap a picture of the final product.
Later I asked, “Does your new-found interest in cooking have anything to do with Fed Up With Lunch?”
He thought about it for a little while, “Well, our family is undergoing a food transformation and most likely it’s related.” Then he paused and said, “If nothing else comes out of your blog, at least our family is eating better.” I was a little verklempt.