Cheap Quickies: Nutritious Suppers The Kids'll Eat
Contributed by: Stephanie Olsen
Kids clamoring? No cash on hand? Nothing in the frig? When you need to put a dinner on the table fast, these recipes are perfect.
Get a big pot of salted water boiling.
While that's happening, gather:
- yesterday's mashed potatoes
- equal amount of flour
- egg (optional)
Call in the troops. While they're distracted working
the goop into a mass with their (clean?) hands, empty
uneaten broccoli and the red kidney beans nobody ever
eats into the food processor. Give it a good whiz,
then dump a can of spagetti sauce (or some tomato
paste, water and Italian spices) and blend.
While you heat the sauce on the stove, have kids mold
dough into small balls then DUCK as they're tossed
into rapidly boiling water. When balls rise, let them
float for a minute, then scoop out on slotted spoon.
Serve balls with sauce (parmesan cheese or sour cream
is nice on top), then go lie down for a while.
Easy Pineapple Chili
- can red kidney beans
- can tomatoes
- can tomatoe paste
- handful barley grains
- any leftover vegetables
- can pineapple chunks
- salt, pepper, chili seasoning to taste
Mix together, heat and serve with a dollop of sour
cream on top, and thick slices of fresh bread on the
About the Author:
Stephanie Olsen, published writer, homeschooling
mother of two and ESL teacher currently residing in
Europe, is also owner of Family Life Abroad: the
expatriate place at http://www.familylifeabroad.com,
where you will find informative articles by
experienced expatriates on all aspects of living