Birdie #1 has some requests before heading back to school, namely home-cooked Asian food. And both birdies experienced that rite of passage known as Extracting One's Wisdom Teeth. That their parents chose to have this done back-to-back clearly shows that they lost both wisdom and teeth 'back in the day' when their own teeth were extracted.
In any case, the weekly menu reflects this confluence, but does not include Vicodin.
Somebody's Garden Pasta Salad. Vegetables from our hypothetical ohana garden. Penne tossed with tomatoes and cukes from our garden, shredded carrots from Safeway's garden and avocado, which, in theory, could be from my Mom's house. Mom reports that the avocado tree is just exploding with 'bambucha' avocados. Tossed with a pesto dressing and Parmesan cheese. Eaten outside, it was delicious and hearty.
Spring Roll Salad. This dinner is starting from newspaper recipe with shrimp and we all know that we make substitutions in this house. Thinking this can be good. Also eaten outside.
Fish on Wednesday
Fish Jun. Birdie #1 has requested this before returning to school. Also eaten outside.
Shoyu, sugar and vinegar are the power ingredients. Teriyaki Chicken, Yaki Musubi, and Namasu. This is the Make-a-Bad-Day-All-Better meal.
Tofu Steaks. Why? Because you can't grill tofu in the snow. A good enough reason for us. And eaten outside too. On a cool evening with very little humidity and zero snow.
Extras for those with varying degrees of chew-ability
Sticky Rice with Mangoes. Apparently you can eat this without chewing
Odwalla Strawberry C Monster
In-n-Out milkshakes. Yes, we do treat our children occasionally.
Yogurt. And we make sure they a fed properly even without chewing
Hummus, because there is only so much sweetness that one of my kids can stand
Tomato Soup, same as above. "Plus, who doesn't love tomato soup?!"
Have a good week all!