Do you ever do the same dinner 2 days in a row?

April 30, 2008 10:55am CST
At the mo my hubby is away so its me and my son for dinner, last night he wanted waffles, smilies, chips and a variety anyway I've just bought him home from swimming and asked him what he wants for dinner and he said 'the same as last night!' Dinner wasn't exactly healthy last night so wasn't gona do it tonight as well, it was a one of so to speak. Do I do the same again but add some salad, cheese etc what would you do?
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@anirc750310 (3424)
• Romania
1 May 08
I could eat some food as you said but for my kids I always give ti him healthy food, no matter what. could be some pancakes, milk with cereals, a slice of bread with ham or cooked meal. mine is 4 years old so i do not afford to give him unhealthy food. But if he likes the food from the other day, I will definitely give to him once again, as long it is a good food.
1 May 08
I think thats good you always give your child healthy food, my son always has several pieces of fruit every day and some sort of veg so although he has things like waffles he still gets his good nutrients.
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• Romania
1 May 08
yeah, fruits and vegi are very important in their food!
@musicdoG (228)
• United States
1 May 08
I guess so yeah But i can't remember, nice post though :)
1 May 08
Thanks!
• United States
30 Apr 08
LOL!! Well being a child, and they eat something that they like, they are gonna wanna hve it every night for dinner. But since you said that it wasn't all that healthy. You may wanna think twice about to be for certain, do you really want him eating the same thing again tonight. Maybe find something else thats actually for dinner that he might like to eat. Good Luck!
30 Apr 08
Well dinner is now over and we compromised, we had some of the same as yesterday just added some salad and cheese, he also had a banana and apple before going to bed! Tomorrow my hubby is back so we'll be back to normal . . .hopefully LOL!! Thanks
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
30 Apr 08
When we have exactly the same thing it will usually be at the smaller meal of the day and not the larger. This usually happens if we have salad, sandwiches, homemade soups. our larger meal may have parts of the previous meal but not usually the exact same thing the very next day... for instance leftover spaghetti sauce may be transformed into chili or used as a pizza topping... left over meat loaf will be sliced up into other meals or meatloaf sandwiches... left over roast or chicken teamed up with left over pie crust will become pot pie.
30 Apr 08
Oh my word you have so many ideas with left over food, I think i'm a bit boring compared to you, some things but I'd never think of making left of spag sauce to make chilli!
@Hatley (164450)
• Garden Grove, California
30 Apr 08
aw gee mom waffles and chips sound good to me. lol anyway just add a salad and fruit and cheese and you would be all set. I mean if your son liked it last night why fight it, relax and enjoy your son being happy with what you fix.
30 Apr 08
Yeah i guess and he'll have fruit before going to bed so he is still being healthy! Thanks
@roxanne271 (2035)
• Trinidad And Tobago
30 Apr 08
Yup, sometimes. This is usually when we cook too much food and there is leftovers. Instead of throwing it out we just put it in the fridge and reheat it the next day. We try to eat it as soon as possible as well. We don't like food that is left in the fridge for more than 2 days. Eating food like that too often can make your tummy get sick. i guess your son loves that meal, hence why he requested it again. But I agree it's better to vary the menu to get maximum nutritional needs.
30 Apr 08
Thanks he does love it but I will change it slightly! I agree with you about the 2 day thing with left over food in the fridge, I do the same!
@catjane (1036)
• United States
30 Apr 08
I never eat the same meal in the same week never mind the next day! I can understand a kid wanting the same thing every day though, but yes add some nutrition to it....good idea!
30 Apr 08
Thanks think I'll do that!
@ladym33 (11007)
• United States
30 Apr 08
I don't think I have ever did two of the same in a row. I might take something that I made that is leftover and re-use it but I will try and change it up a bit, say we had macaroni and cheese and hot dogs one night, I might take hte macaroni and cheese and brown some ground beef and mix that together in stead. How about waffles, and some eggs, and some kind of fruit.
30 Apr 08
Yeah I think I'll do waffles with some sort of veg. You are really good as if we have shepherds pie or something and there is loads left I try and dish it out the next night to get rid of it!! Its a bit different having that to waffles and loads of other carbs!
30 Apr 08
convince him that you will make him some international cuisines and opt out for healthier food options by trying indian/chinese/portuguese recipes from the net..give him steam vegetables or opt out for making him a milkshake with fresh fruits if u have them on stock!or,if he is adamant,just give in to his wishes but add up milkshake or fresh juice like things, to support his veg/fruit servings for a day..than the usual potato waffles..
30 Apr 08
He did have a fruit smoothie this morn for breakfast which he made and I know he'll have fruit this evening and generally has some milk to drink so I'll do waffles but like you said add some healthy bits to dinner!!
• India
30 Apr 08
Oh kids! All of them love junk food, don't they? And I don't blame them either. Even adults feel that junk food is tastier than healthy foods. Well, give your child a bit of what he wants on condition that he eats something good for his health too. As for me, no, I wouldn't cook the same dinner two days in a row. It would bore me!! :)
30 Apr 08
Well to be honest last night was a treat for me as well as my hubby has high cholestoral at mo so have been eating healthily when hes been here! Think its gona be a compromise!
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
30 Apr 08
I would let him pick one thing from last nights dinner that he would like to have again and switch up the rest of it. I think it is ok to let a kid have a totally unhealthy meal every once in awhile, but I would not do it 2 nights in a row.
30 Apr 08
Yeah I think I might do that, it was only meant to be a one of!!
@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
30 Apr 08
We are going to have spaghetti for the third time tonight..Mostly because my husband didn't make it home last night and him being the huge spaghetti eater, I have enough for tonight..I may make a salad to go along with it..
30 Apr 08
Well maybe I'll do the same again although doubt he'll want dinner for a while hes eating nuts at the mo!!!
@aswinbio (174)
• India
1 May 08
its natural... we make food in large quantity and eat for 2 or 3 days in a row....
@busta1baby (1238)
• United States
1 May 08
nope
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
30 Apr 08
No I dont think I could have the same thing 2 nights in a row. And I know my husband wouldnt either. He is very picky.LOL But if you dont mind it thats all that matters.
@jesbellaine (4157)
• Philippines
30 Apr 08
Yes, sometimes there are some leftover dinner at home and instead we cooked for another one, we just re-heat the food then eat it again. Last time we did this is that my mom cooked a beefsteak. It is a lot. We keep the half in the fridge then re-heat it the other day.
• United States
30 Apr 08
A lot of times my husband and I eat the same thing two days in a row so the food doesnt go to waste. You can always wait one more day and that way it doesn't seem your continually eating it.
• Malaysia
30 Apr 08
Done it before but preferably i dont really fancy having the same dinner two days in a row though. i prefer to eat something different the next day
@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
30 Apr 08
Nope, not unless we really don't have anything to cook anymore. I am the one's in-charge in the kitchen, especially when my father is not around (the two of us are the only one's who knows how to cook here!). If we don't have any available ingredient to add anymore, then our dinner would mostly end up fried or stewed.
30 Apr 08
convince him that you will make international cuisines and try out some healthy veggie options from Indian food or in Portuguese/chinese food...though its better if u give him some steam veg ..along with his preferred ones..if he is adamant!happy cooking..