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Two Lazy, yet Delicious Meals

Meal One: I dreamed of soup

All weekend my friend Shana and I talked about a soup with turkey sausage and kale, like to the point where it was all I could think about.  Snow was in the forecast so I went out to the store before all the crazy bread and milk people got there.  I didn’t get the turkey sausage I wanted, but I found a nice precooked Organic Mild Italian Chicken Sausage.  I put everything in the pot and let it simmer on the stove while we went sledding and shoveling.  Peeling off all the wet clothes to lay on the radiator and then diving into a steamy bowl of soup with crunchy rolls, was pretty much spot on for the day.

03.17.14 - 76/365 - dream soup
03.17.14 – 76/365 – dream soup… little fingers going for the bread STEAL

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Mini Mini Meatloaf for Your Mini Me: egg free, green packed and bite sized

My little guy has an egg allergy, so keeping him fed does have some challenges. After a particularly bad episode of chicken nuggets that spread across his fingers, mouth and then swelled up his eyes, I’ve been packing lunch!

There are lots of egg subs you learn about online, this resource is helpful:

Vegan Egg Substitutes for Baking and Cooking.

and this vinegar/baking soda substitute was a win for cupcakes at our recent 2 year old birthday playdate:

Georgia’s 7th Birthday and the Egg-Free Chocolate Cake — Juggling with Julia.

One recipe that has become a staple in our house is egg free mini meatloaves.  Little guy likes them so much that he usually marches into our house after day care demanding “meats” or “eat balls.” Yes you can laugh that he says “eat balls,” we do. Truck and Fox are also funny words my toddler says.

You can find lots of different recipes for mini meat loaf (or taco cups or quiches), but I take a step further using a mini muffin pan, a 24 count vs the standard 12 count muffin tin.  These bite sized minis make an easy pack-able meal that I can cook on a Sunday and have pre-made, healthy lunches or dinners for the rest of the week.

Another toddler friendly recipe we like is the porcupine meatballs from Dinner: A Love Story: It all begins at the family table: Jenny Rosenstrach

loves his meats
loves his meats

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01.04.14 – 4/365- making granola

and yes he smoothed all that granola neatly into the pan like a gentleman… not.  But he did like adding and stirring the ingredients in the mixing bowl with mom’s help. Most of it stayed off the floor and out of his mouth. Continue reading 01.04.14 – 4/365- making granola