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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 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, dd1 and lil guy, dd2 and both lil man and princess (who of course i won't be feeding...that's all her 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 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 :)
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  • EDWARDS1411
    I cheated and went right to an SP article.


    1785 days ago
    That all sounds yummy. You could have cheese sticks, and/or crackers.
    1785 days ago
    I remember two years ago when our children and their families went on vacation for 7 days and I planned meals for 5 of those. The best thing I did was use zip sandwich bags and pre-measured for some of the dishes such as the sugar, cinnamon l, etc. for the apples pies so I wouldn't need to take heavy items like flour and sugar. We had spaghetti and salad one night, grilled pork chops and mashed potatoes and veggies, and on each night I had my list to go by . The kids could help just by checking the list for that night. It went very smooth, so, I think the pre-planning you are doing will insure a good and smooth time in the feeding department leaving more time for fun for all! have a great vacation! emoticon
    1786 days ago
    one thing that might be a hit, easy but not so portable unless you wrap it to 'calzone', is pizza. here's how I make it 'healthy':

    I get ready-made pizza dough, and for tomato sauce I just chop up fresh tomatoes real small, and put some spices (oregano, salt and pepper) in it, spread that on the dough.
    the rest depends on who prefers what: spinach, tuna fish, ham or salami, mushroom slices, mozzarella, broccoli, bell pepper, left-overs, etc.

    and have you thought of making popsicles by freezing smoothies? and there was a suggestion here on spark for blending bananas and freezing that, nothing added at all. or blend strawberries, cream and sugar, and freeze that to ice cream or popsicles.

    enjoy feeding the multitude!
    1786 days ago
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