Sunday, August 8, 2010

Dog Days of Summer

Yesterday was a fun summer day - some fun, laid back errands in the morning, lots of time in the pool, and a bit of lazing about in the afternoon. The only problem (and I use that term very loosely here...) came up when it was time to figure out what to have for dinner. We didn't have a plan, and didn't even really feel like doing too much work.

So the first thing we did was ask little miss what she wanted for dinner. Her response? Mac & cheese. While we did consider making the boxed stuff, I couldn't, in good conscience and with 45 minutes still before dinner time, justify using powdered cheese sauce and preparing a dinner chock full of preservatives. So I decided to make a half-batch from scratch. Water boiling for the noodles, daddy suggested that we have hot dogs with our mac & cheese. Great idea! But we had no hot dog rolls. Which was fine for little miss, who usually eats her hot dogs plain, but daddy and I like ours in a bun... Not to be deterred, I looked in the fridge and found a tube of crescent rolls. Well, since I was making the mac & cheese from scratch, we earned a non-healthy aspect to our dinner - we cut the crescent roll dough into strips and wrapped up the hot dogs. The only question left was a veggie. Daddy quickly got to work peeling some cucumbers and halving some cherry tomatoes - automatic fresh salad!

Not only did this all come together quickly and easily, but it turned into a pretty delicious dinner! Not to shabby for a total "should we order pizza?" kind of night!

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