Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Jack's Wild Imagination

Last Sunday, Mike's Irish mom prepared a corned beef dinner for everyone. Much to everyone's surprise, Jack was woofing it down like there was no tomorrow! So, since tonight was Leftover Night, I figured that Corned Beef Part Deux would be nuthin' but net. But once again, I learned that I should never assume...

Jack: What's for dinner?
Me: Dad, Henry, and I are having mac and cheese, which you didn't like. But you get to have the corned beef!
Jack: I don't like corned beef.
Me: What are you talking about? On Sunday you were woofing it down like there's no tomorrow.
Jack: My imagination told me to like it. But I punched my imagination and now it went away and now I don't like it.
Me: You control your imagination. Why don't you imagine that you like corned beef?
Jack: No.

Unfortunately for him, my imagination told me to serve him the corned beef anyway. He managed to eat it all, with the help of the King's Condiment, ketchup.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

iCarly provides inspiration for tonight's mega-hit dinner

My son Henry likes to watch iCarly on occasion, and I have to admit I like it too. One of the characters invented Spaghetti Tacos, which Henry thought would make a great dinner for the Foley family. My first thought was to enclose the spaghetti in a tortilla and wrap it up like a burrito. But I quickly realized that it was hard taco shell or nothing at all, since both boys have told me in the past that they hate flour tortillas.

So we had Spaghetti Tacos, with veggie sticks on the side to give the meal at least a slight nutritional value. As you can see from the pictures, it was thumbs up all the way!

Spaghetti. Tacos. So. Good!

Don't bother me, can't you see I'm eating?

I'm not going to provide a recipe for this post. If you can't put two and two together on this one, I really can't help you!