Thursday, June 4, 2009

What I Made for Dinner: June 4, 2009

Alfredo pasta with grilled chicken and peppers.

Suppose you'd been at continuing legal education all day, and suppose when you got home your children really, really wanted you to search for fossils with them. But also suppose you knew that within forty-five minutes or less, those same children--who had been outside just about all day, and who had achieved a spectacular level of dirtiness, and exhaustion to match--would turn into ravening beasts if you didn't come up with something to feed them. What would you do?

(Here is where I wonder why they care that much about playing with me. I have been home with them every day since school let out. Aren't they sick of me yet? I know I would be.)

Well, here's what I would do:

If you have leftover grilled chicken tenders and sweet peppers, and you have some half-and-half and grated parmesan cheese, maybe a little nutmeg, and if you have some whole-wheat bowties, you too could have alfredo pasta with grilled chicken and peppers, all in about fifteen minutes.

Josh and Alex devoured this, but honestly I think they were so hungry they would have eaten anything I set before them.

By the way, they really did find some cool rocks.


  1. So jealous that your kids eat stuff like that. But I love having Ben here to cook for. It makes me so happy!

  2. I so love your "what to do with leftovers" concept. You rock!