Feeding The Multitude
Monday, July 29, 2013
So in 2 weeks, I will be on vacation with the family. It's a yearly thing we do. For the last several years, I'm the one in charge of feeding said family. As you all may know, the family has kinda been growing each year...lol. So trying to come up with meals that will feed the youngest eater (1 yrs old) and still satisfy the rest of us. This year none of the men will get to go...dd1's husband just started a new job and doesn't have time off yet, dd2's husband used all his days for the birth of our princess, ds started new job and plus has his other job also... so that brings the total down some...we will still have my mom, 2 nieces and one of their friends (who we have all but adopted as our own...lol), dd1 and lil guy, dd2 and both lil man and princess (who of course i won't be feeding...that's all her mommy...lol) and myself... so that is 9 people that i need to feed on vacation...2 breakfasts, 2 lunchs and 2 dinners...and snacks... My thoughts for breakfasts' is a hash brown, egg and sausage casserole w/mixed fresh fruit. The mixed fresh fruit will serve as a snack also later on...then for day 2, oatmeal w/fresh fruit of some sort, i'm thinking strawberries and blueberries and boiled eggs and string cheese. For lunches, i'm planning a grilled chicken w/fresh lettuce and cabbage and apple sauce for the first day and second day would be sandwiches, fruit cups and pasta salad with loads of veggies. For dinner i am making a lasagna type casserole (with egg noodles instead of lasagna type), and then chicken, tater tot, cheesy goodness crock pot meal for the second night... i think i will serve green beans with that... so...i'm still needing more snack ideas... this is vacation and i know the multitude won't want to be too healthy...but we also need something that is somewhat healthy...2 eating babies need it...and my mom, both daughters and i don't want to come back heavier...lol... so, what are your thoughts...need easy and portable... fresh veggies is a thought, but neither babies can quite eat those yet... and i know everyone will be wanting some kind of decedent chocolatey goodness... the yummy brownie muffins i tried out yeterday might be a option...
What kind of idea's can you give me?? help, i need idea's :)