What is your favorite dinner with the kids?

Megan - posted on 05/22/2011 ( 14 moms have responded )

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My kids favorite is spaghetti and garlic bread!
My favorite meal is making subs! Its easy non expensive with 5 kids you kinda have to be plus hardly a mess LOL

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Christy - posted on 05/23/2011

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I have an amazing Spanish Rice recipe I thought I'd share with you all! My kids devour it every time we make it.

1 cup long grain rice
1/4 or so of oil
brown the rice in the oil, then add:
3 cups chicken broth
1 can diced tomatoes
1/2 tsp oregano
1/4 tsp cumin
1/2 small onion chopped

Simmer on medium for about 20 minutes.

That's the original recipe. I have made some adjustments for my cooking style and my family's desires. My kids won't eat the tomatoes, so I use an 8 oz can of tomato sauce instead of the diced tomatoes. Also, I don't buy chicken broth, so I use 3 cups water and 3 tsp. chicken bouillion. Instead of the onion I use dehydrated onion, just 2 Tbsp. It turns out wonderfully.

Some other things I have done with this is add some precooked ground hamburger to it, or cut up some boneless chicken pieces raw to cook with it to make it a one dish meal!

Christy - posted on 05/22/2011

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I have four kids and it seems like something one loves, another hates, so we enjoy the meals that you can build yourself! Currently that would be Mexican. I can have out chips, taco shells, burrito shells, and all the fixings and they can create whatever they like without one of the kids complaining or going hungry.

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My kids love spaghetti bolognese, never have any issues with them eating their dinner on spaghetti night! We also like to make our own pizzas. I make the dough and then the kids get to make their bases and build their own pizza. Delicious!

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The favorite is probably Velveeta shells and cheese made w/ tuna and broccoli in it.

Spaghetti, lasagne, enchilladas, fish sticks ;) are also a few of the meals that all 3 of my kids will not only eat, but actually all LIKE. My favorite is any meal I don't have to cook, so.... pretty much never. lol

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Deb - posted on 05/24/2011

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I like to make a homemade version of Hamburger helper, the kids love it they call it Mom helper lol

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I make homemade bread AND homemade jam (with the berries we grow in our backyard) too :) I love baking and making stuff for my family :)

Stifler's - posted on 05/22/2011

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We all love curried sausages even Logan. Or garlic prawns or chicken and pasta.

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I make homemade chicken noodle soup. Almost everything is made from scratch - the noodles, the veggies and potatoes from our garden, etc. The only things I buy are some of the seasonings (only the garlic salt and minced onions - I grow parsley and garlic, among other things, in my herb garden), the chicken (which we do get from a local farm) the chicken stock (I buy the powdered kind because it's cheaper) and my secret ingredient... :P



I swear, all my kids go crazy for my soup and my hubby says I should package it up and sell it because it's so yummy :)

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If McDonald's were free.... I'd be all for it. We DO go, but it's usually only once every 2-3 months.

Megan - posted on 05/22/2011

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How about going to McDonalds because less of a mess and you really dont have to clean it up!

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