One If By Land, Two If By Sea

One chicken dinner and two seafood dinners and you have the last three nights for our family.  Some good tests for their pallets!  🙂

Night #1:  A beautiful spring night + efforts to eat healthier = Grilled Salmon and Veggies.  Salmon brushed with olive oil and sprinkled with Italian herbs has always been a hit with our kids.  Admittedly, our 5yo was a little cranky that night and gave us some trouble about eating it.  We served it alongside grilled asparagus, eggplant and zucchini which our 6yo was a little resistant to. But promises of dessert helped smooth it all over and it was a nice dinner when all was said and done.

Night #2:  Dinner out on the town with my parents who were visiting.

ImageOur boys saw mussels on the menu and decided that’s what they wanted.  So they split an order of the Classic Belgium Mussels — prepared in white wine and herbed broth.

I ordered the Thai-style mussels (in a coconut curry broth) and my 3yo daughter couldn’t get enough of them.. preferring them to the mac and cheese she wanted from the kids menu!    Now — I should mention — mussels have been a favorite with our kids for a long time.  So much so, that my 5yo has begged me to buy them while we’re out grocery shopping and I’ve had to learn how to make them.  (they were surprisingly easy!)

Night #3:  Tonight’s dish brought us back on land and was a big hit with everyone in our house.  Baked Lemon Chicken ((http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/baked-lemon-chicken)) served with jasmine rice and steamed snow peas.  YUMMY!!  This will be going into the regular rotation — low-cal, easy, and enjoyed by everyone!  Winner, winner, chicken dinner!!!

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So — for those of you keeping score — the past three nights brought three successes.   So far… I’m liking this experiment.  🙂  Hope you are, too!

Happy eating!

Sharon

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