With things normalizing, I’ve decided to involve the minions in Home-Ec. The site earns a little through advertising and in order to keep the kids from being resentful of this never ending side project that does take time, I have decided let them in on the business side of things. This is what it costs to run, this is the traffic etc. They are going to start helping with setting up the photography equipment (and keeping the table clean so we can). So, we’ll see what happens.
On another note:
I am cooking again.
With vegetables and nutrition in mind.
I’ve got an Ask the Audience for you. I try to give the growing minions two vegetables a meal -one can be incorporated into the main dish, but the other needs to be a stand alone. Starches don’t count. Why? Because that’s simply how things roll around here.
Most of the time it’s easy, but some cuisines just make vegetable accompaniments difficult, Tex-Mex I’m looking at you. And ever since we saw The Lego Movie, my kid are completely enamored with Taco Tuesday and are insisting we do this. Often.
Most of the time I saute zucchini and yellow squash and I’ll sprinkle in a little cumin and add some fresh garlic. Yes there are tomatoes in salsa, but condiments don’t count. This week we found a pile of vegetables under the youngest minion’s chair (she’s six, can you believe that? I started this site while pregnant with her). Obviously we need alternatives.
I will do fish tacos this Tuesday and cabbage slaw is an option, but what else? (I asked on Twitter and got some ideas, but I’d love to hear your opinion).
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