29 March, 2012  |   2 Comments

Meals for Jiffer – getting my kids to eat

Thai Pork Lettuce Bundles

Looking through my archives, I see that I’ve put a mighty big share of my dinner time regulars on the site already.

2005! 2007! Hilarity! Years ago!
Oh! I was so very different.
And so very the same.

Hi Jiffer! Here are some recipes that we eat on the regular that get the food into the children and sometimes some vegetable food too.

I’m posting our minestrone soup recipe tomorrow that’s my real secret weapon in the “getting my children to eat vegetables arsenal.”

Ha! Can you imagine how unscary that actual arsenal would be? Just a locked room, filled with ranch dressing, salt, honey and those tiny happy flower Japanese vegetable cutters. The unscariest.

Anyway, happy clicking.

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2 thoughts on “Meals for Jiffer – getting my kids to eat

  1. 1
    jif says:

    THANK YOU for these. I cannot wait to dig in.. starting with the beef and broccoli recipe….. mmmmmm

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      Mader says:

      Hmmmmm…..I love my crockpot! But my stew I make the “old fiashoned” way – on the stove – so it’s nice and thick!Beef Stew2.5 pounds stew meat, or steak cut into 1 cubes – 1/3 cup flour, seasoned with s&p1/3 cup canola or corn oil1 large onion, chopped1 large garlic clove, minced4 cubes beef OXO 3 cups boiling water5 potatoes, cubed2 pounds carrots, choppedToss meat cubes in flour, a few at a time. Set aside.Pour hot water over OXO cubes and let them dissolve set aside, but keep stirring it on occasion.To large stockpot, add oil and heat until hot but not smoking. Add meat cubes and brown LIGHTLY. Remove from pot. Now, in the remaining oil (if there is none, add about 3 tablespoons), saute onion and garlic about 3 minutes, until onions are clear. Add remaining flour and mix well. Stir in OXO mixture slowly, while whisking, until it is all in and thickening. Add meat back into stockpot. Turn heat to low – simmer 2 hours, stirring occasionally.Turn heat to medium, and add 5 cubed potatoes and 2 pounds of chopped carrots. I love to add mushrooms, especially fresh chantrelles when they are in season! Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 30 45 minutes (depends on how big your cubed potatoes are).I’d share the dumpling recipe I use, but I’m at work and don’t have it .but I’ll tell ya, there’s NOTHING better than fresh dumplings on stew!

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