OK - after building out the basement and gameroom, I'm.... broke
With wife and I both working and kids having a variety of activities, we used to eat out/take out quite a lot.
Alright - confession time - when we moved into the house, we were there for three weeks before we discovered the oven didn't work (only had 110 instead of 220). And it was my mother-in-law who discovered it when she came over to cook dinner for everyone for some celebration.
So anyway, now that we're officially broke, we're trying to cook at home more. I do 95% of the cooking as my wife's job has her working harder/longer than I do, and surprisingly I find that I enjoy it.
However, I'm in a rut with what I'm cooking, so I'm looking for easy and yummy recipies. I need to feed a family of 5, with three typically finicky kids. They have to eat what's served, but if everyone likes it it's a lot easier. Anyone have good recipies to share?
Guess I'll start out with a really easy but popular (with the kids) dinner.
Tuna glop. Yes, that's the name. Tuna glop.
Kraft Macaroni and Cheese
2 cans of tuna.
Butter, milk, flour.
Veggie of choice.
Crescent rolls (the kind in the tube)
- Make the mac and cheese first, start the rolls.
- Once mac and cheese is almost ready, start tunafish.
- Throw some butter in a frying pan, melt, and toss in the tuna.
- Warm up the tuna (not sure you can call it cooking since it's already cooked), salt mildly to taste, and then add milk and flour to create a thick sauce. Sauce should be somewhat thick -- add milk or flour to dilute/thicken to preference.
Dish up, I like the tuna glop and mac mixed best. 15 minutes to make, amazingly popular with the kids, palatable for the grownups.