It has been one of those days where I am not feeling very creative on what to make for dinner. Ok, actually I have been in a dinner rut lately and I knew I needed to get out of it. My oldest son, whose 8, happened to be in the kitchen playing and saying “mom, mom, mom” over and over again (even though I already answered him) while I was trying to figure out what to make for dinner. I was at such a loss and tired of listening to a repeated “mom”, that I turned to him, gave him one of my favorite cookbooks (Gwyneth Paltrow’s It’s All Good cookbook) and told him to look through it and figure out what he wanted for dinner.
The plan worked! He decided he wanted the turkey meatballs and instead of making pasta to go with it, I decided to top the meatballs off with a little tomato sauce and make collard greens with mushrooms as a side. They were delicious and something we haven’t had in a while. Here is a link to a website that has the turkey meatball recipe. Click here for my collard greens recipe. Since I didn’t quite have everything for the exact recipe, I gave it a little Just Living Fit twist and made it work. Here are my changes:
I was hoping to have some left over for lunches this week, but my family ate them all! Therefore if you want leftovers DOUBLE THE RECIPE. Also, if you liked this recipe then I would HIGHLY recommend buying Gwyneth Paltrow’s Cookbook, It’s All Good. The recipes are delicious and very healthy. As someone who does not tolerate dairy well, I especially like how her recipes do not have dairy in them.
So my lesson learned today was to take a step back and let my children decide dinners more. It was a great way to get them excited for dinner, but also mix things up for us. Have a wonderful week!