When you don't feel like cooking, but you have to feed 4 kids

@meholl (510)
United States
September 14, 2007 9:34pm CST
What do you make? Do you look for the frozen pizza, or grab the box of mac and cheese? For me ordering pizza actually involves loading all the kids up and going to pick it up, so it is more work than it is worth. So my idea for dinner tonight was to grab a couple of boxes of Rice-A-Roni, garlic chicken flavor. Cook that up and take the leftover chicken out of the fridge, dice it up, and put it on top of the rice-a-roni, and have a side of green beans. Not a really great dinner, but it will work. So what do you do for a quick fix?
3 responses
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
17 Sep 07
i got 4 kids when my kids are much younger, i just bring out cookies and drink milk and thats enough for them. but now that they are all in their early teens already. now the fun part of it is they cook if i dont feel like cooking.
@meholl (510)
• United States
17 Sep 07
I don't think I would trust my kids in the kitchen. After a bowl of cereal is poured, I have to go clean up the mess. If I let them loose to cook their own meals, I would be in real trouble. But my oldest is only 11, but he can cook up a mean bowl of RAMEN NOODLES.
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
18 Sep 07
it is hard to trust kids at the kitchen when they are still too young for such reaponsible as like that. my youngest is 11 and she knows to cook simple things... and i am really proud of them. but dont worry toodlers will soon be teens and they will be help. just make sure to teach them how. God bless
• United States
15 Sep 07
Tortillas save the day for me. my kids will eat almost anything, when its wrapped. I usually just take any leftovers from previously prepared meals, wrap them up in a burrito form. Tonight, we enjoyed roasted chicken (last night, I stopped and picked up one at the store)added some rice a roni spanish style rice, and cheese, wrapped it up, grilled it, and served it on a bed of lettuce with salsa. Add a glass of chocolate milk, and dinners ready. Usually only takes 7 minutes if all ingredients are already cooked.
@crazed_moma (1054)
• United States
15 Sep 07
Grilled cheese and soup. :) Mac n Cheese with Hot dogs and peas is a good last minute don't wanna cook meal too. It sounds like you made a decent meal. :)