Here’s a quick, easy, and delish dinner for a weeknight! Stove Top Chicken Spaghetti. You know those days. When things just don’t go as planned. Everyone is running in different directions, and your just trying to keep your head above water. Homework, running kids to practice or scouts, somebody let the dog out, “Joey it’s not nice to…<insert something not nice here>”. THOSE days!
Finally, the kids are back in school. But everyone has a whole new schedule. They’re trying new things, and it’s your job to make sure they get some nutrition in their little bodies. You don’t really know for sure what is going into their systems at lunch. So we walk that fine line of what will they want to eat and what you want them to eat.
I’ve heard, “All they want to eat is hotdogs. No matter what we have for dinner they only want hotdogs. In the microwave for 10 seconds.”.
Hotdogs everyday? Really?? Then they say, “I don’t know why my kid is always sick, they catch every germ that comes their way.”. Well if your going to only feed them hotdogs, that’s not giving their little bodies any tools to fight the germs off.
Here’s an idea, don’t always give them what they want, give them what they need. (Queue the Rolling Stones, “You Can’t Always Get What You Want”). If they don’t want to eat it, put it in the fridge for later. No cookies before bed, no ice cream. If they get hungry, heat up the dinner they didn’t want to eat. Sorry no treats allowed if you don’t eat dinner. THAT’S THE RULE! Oh yeah, if you tell them the rules, ahead of time and they get a rumble in their tummy they’ll catch on real quick!
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Well, that’s my 2 cents on that matter. That’s how I raised my kids, and they survived just fine. Agree or disagree, I guess that’s up for debate, but hey just letting the kids know that they aren’t the boss of you, that YOU are the parent. There are rules to follow in the world, if they don’t learn rules from home, well they will learn the hard way… eventually… maybe… hopefully. If not, jails are full of people who prefer not to follow rules.
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Wow I just got down right serious for a minute. We are only supposed to be talking about good food here. OK, “jumping off my soapbox”, and getting back to the reason you came here.
This yummy, Stove Top Chicken Spaghetti. That’s right, no oven, cooked only on the stove top. Why turn the oven on if you don’t have to? Save the energy, save the planet! That’s what we are supposed to do right? OR, you can turn your oven on and make this Pumpkin Spice Caramel Banana Bread for the kiddos that eat without any problem.
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