Tuesday, September 15, 2009
The Town and Country Cafe...
Enjoy the scenery.
Have sports. Will travel.
This year as if we didn't already have enough on our dinner plate, I have become my daughters cheerleading coach for the midget football program. Which means, Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights, as well as some Saturday afternoons, we'll be running from one game to the other, cheering in our own and trying to see Daddy's games, sometimes being in the same town, but sometimes not (as our league was just restructured and some fields are an hour-and-a-half away!) Many families are on the go during this back-to-school, back-to-sports time of year, along with their dining rituals. Did you know that the flat front of a backpack makes a wonderful "table"? (Just be sure the kids keep their knees and legs even...if not, supper's all over the floor!) One way we conquer avoiding the drive thru (oh, wait...no drive thru's around here) the pizza place, or the field snack bar, is fixing our own "Kid Cuisines". I cook the meal before I pick up the oldest from school, then reheat right before we're ready to leave. I use a medium tupperware container (one that a square cake pan would fit in...or smaller if needed), and fill it with supper...homemade chicken nuggets, carrot sticks, buttered bow ties with parmesan, and a packaged dessert (usually fruit snacks or a granola bar), or a square of lasagna and a nice piece of buttered Italian bread with a baggie of salad...less the dressing! (Note: best to avoid any sauces, creamed veggies, corn in particular, unless it's on the cob. These tend to be messier fares. I've learned from experience!!) Pass back a juice box and a napkin, and dinner's done! We're on the road to wherever it is we need to be!
Dinner on the road in Wildcat Country...Works For Me!