When the kids all come home, I have to re-adjust in how I cook. Since Al and I are used to just the two of us, it feels like we are feeding an army when they come! Not complaining! We love having the kids home!
I always ask for ideas from them.
Mindy had asked for oyako donburi (earlier post).
Josh asked for sukiyaki!
We put the sukiyaki on top of the rice, which is not the Japanese way of doing it. But putting it in one bowl simplifies it. It is SO delicious!
I also fixed home-made beef stew, super tacos (put toppings on tortilla chips), German rope sausage and waffles, pizza, mac and cheese and pigs'n' blankets. Things the grandchildren like!
One evening, Josh fixed us a meal he concocted.. His kids call it "Daddy's special pasta". It is chicken basil pesto with sun-dried tomatoes and proscuitto over spaghetti.
Fancy, fancy! And oh so good! I even dug out my china that we got when we were married in 1975. In those days, almost everyone registered china but now we rarely use it. When our kids were young, I used it every Sunday dinner so the kids would know how to use their manners in a nice restaurant when they grew up!
There were always LOTS of dishes! Especially cups!!
We also did a Braum's trip!
Got some coffee at Norm's!
While Jill's family were off visiting friends, we went to Back Alley Pizza.
There were plenty of Christmas goodies too.
Now it is back to cooking for just the two of us.