Thursday, February 5, 2009

Noodles and a Roll

I helped serve Wednesday Night Dinner at church last night and got a reminder of what kids like to eat. On the menu were beef nuggets, buttered noodles, carrots and rolls.

Since the adults were having beef stroganoff, the kids could have stroganoff on their noodles if they wanted it. Although a few opted for the stroganoff, by the end of the night, that sauce was covered with a nice film and looked as if it had gelled into a solid mass.

Most of the kids went for the nuggets, probably because they thought they were chicken. However, I was surprised at how many wanted only noodles and a roll. In fact, one girl came back for two more servings of noodles, and a boy who chose noodles and a roll said, "They call me the Starch King."

Those who got carrots did so at the insistence of their parents. More than one mom asked for carrots for her child but "only two or three, because he/she won't eat them anyway."

It reminded me of taking my boys to Morrison's Cafeteria for dinner. Their usual cafeteria meal consisted of fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, macaroni and cheese, rolls and chocolate pie.

Now they're cooking for me and making things like pan-roasted broccoli with lemon browned butter and grilled pork tenderloin with orange-garlic rub. They do grow up!


Malvie said...

Of your kindness, please ask whichever of those three boys had the recipes mentioned in this post for the recipes for both.

In return, I will give them my "Garlic Rosemary Pork Roast" recipe and my "Mashed Cauliflower" recipe.

Malvie said...

And my Mediterranean Lemon Chicken recipe, as well. Or the Cream of Avocado soup...

KBeau said...

What I failed to mention was that Ben spilled about half the brine for the pork roast on the floor. That brine contained a cup of sugar. But we cleaned it up, and the meal was delicious. I have the recipes and will get them to you.