Monday, March 21, 2011

What an idea

With food and gas costs going through the roof we've made several small changes around our house. One change is that we are now eating beans and rice for dinner one night a week, sandwiches one night, and pancakes and eggs another night. Little Matt is just not sold on the beans and rice dinner. Instead he pushes it around his plate unhappily and asks why he he can't a hamburger instead. I told him that there were lots of kids who had nothing at all on their dinner table tonight, and we needed to just be thankful for what we had. His response: "That's sad. I want to give those kids my beans and rice."

If only it was that simple kiddo!


Amanda said...

Awww, what a sweet comment! Kids make it all sound so simple. :)

We usually do 2-3 nights per week of meatless meals too to help the budget. Breakfast for dinner is fun!

administration said...

Sounds like us - but then, beans and rice are our main protein any way ;) I'm looking for some ideas to diversify though - I get stuck in the same rotation of about 10 meals I know I can pull off lol

Your little Matt is a heart warmer - can you ever keep a straight face?!

Julia said...

I tell Natasha the same thing if she plays with her food, about some kids not having enough to eat. But yeah, we need to do more meatless meals as well.

Renee said...

LOL!! Too cute!

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