What’s for Dinner Moms?

For those new to my site. Here is where it all started. My blog has changed greatly over the last 4 years. It is more about family, life with Autism, travels and my musings about raising my children. But, through it all is the food. Life always comes back to food – smells, textures, flavors. Memories.

The rules of our game have become less rigid over time – I now only try to play the game Monday to Friday and allow for repeat dinners on the weekends, holidays and special days like birthdays. This year I have even decided to go back and repeat some of the first dishes and update recipes and pictures because my kids were saying how they don’t remember certain dishes even when I show them the pictures.

I am a mom, just like many of you, that struggles some days to get dinner to the table and not get into a rut. We are all in this together!

What's for Dinner Moms?

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After listening to “What’s for dinner Mom?”  every day, for the past 11 years, no matter what the answer I gave them, the reply is always the same, “Again?”

I am not overly creative lately in my choices for dinner so I am going on a quest to see how many different dishes I can make before repeating one.  I am starting tonight, Chinese New Year, with Moo Goo Gai Pan.

My rules for the Game:

1.  I have to post a picture the next day of my families dinner no matter what it is. I have amended this to weeknights so that we can now repeat some of our favorite dishes on weekends.

2.  Dishes can be similar but cannot be identical.  i.e. Chicken Tacos and Shrimp Tacos are not repeating as they have   different meats.

3.  I will give the recipes I used and reviews where possible.  Some…

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  1. I most definitely can relate-balanced varied meals everyday is my goal. As my children are still young they always say ooh Mommy that smells good “What’s cooking”? I create so many dishes that it has become a favorite past time for me. We are very fortunate here in Florida to have fresh Seafood, and an abundance of fresh produce year round. I just love our Farmers/Produce Market weekly when I go (as I did this morning early). We do look to each other for inspiration which in part is why I started https;//wegrazetogether.wordpress.com/. Any recipe can be adapted to suit everyone’s likes. Yay!


    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you, Lynn. Been thinking of you then saw the pictures of the boys. Beautiful!

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  2. My kids are all out of the house and my husband does most of the cooking (he is retired and I still work) so dinner is generally ready when I am done with work. I work from home and my commute is a walk back down the stairs. Today he is making a roast pork and let me tell you it smells SO good right now. It’s a little one and we’ll eat the leftovers. I don’t know I am a creature of habit and I don’t mind eating the same things over and over. I make Chicken cacciatore for myself because my husband doesn’t like it and then freeze in containers and I’ll eat it nearly every day for lunch. Obviously one of my favorite dishes. I’ll also make other things with this. One of those things is what I call pork goulash. If you want the recipe just let me know I’ll send it over. Its easy to make and tastes so good. The ingredients are a bit weird but trust me….it really is delicious. From Dagne at yankeefrugalist.com

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Of course! Please send it! Three of us like Tuna noodle casserole so that is a limited dish. Most of the time I make things I like because I figure I am making it, I get what I like. 😉

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  3. Alright here we go. Now don’t get turned off because of the sauer kraut, it does not taste like that when we are done, I promise.

    Pork Goulash

    3 Cups cubed left-over pork roast
    1 can of Sauer kraut drained and rinsed
    1 large onion sliced thin
    1 tsp of baking soda
    1 cup cream
    Salt and Pepper to taste

    Sautee pork until it starts to brown up, add in onions until they wilt. Put Sauer Kraut in a strainer and rinse until cold water thoroughly. Squeeze out any excess water. Add to pan with pork and onions. Put heat on low and cook on low for about ten minutes or so. Sprinkle baking soda over the mixture and then pour in the cream stirring while you do this. Leave on low another ten minutes.

    Serve over mashed potatoes or rice.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      We love sauerkraut so there is no problem! My kids hear the bag or jar open and they are there with forks. Next time I have a pork roast I will try it. I checked and don’t have one in the freezer. Thank you!


  4. You’ve done a great job with this blog Marci!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you so very much! That means so much to me.

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