1 - Dial antibacterial hand soap White Tea and Vitamin E
2 - Celebrating the feast of Blessed John Paul the Great
Why yes, I did put a holy card of JPII in the center of the table, warm up some pyrogies I found in the frozen food section of the grocery store, have the kids watch the auto-tuned Pope "sing" and call it good.
3 - Cutting up the meat food before I cook it.
Maybe this was a no-brainer for a lot of you but I just realized in the last week that it's waaaaay easier to do meal time this way. When I'm trimming the chicken breasts I just go ahead and dice them. Instead of making sausage or hamburger patties I just plop it in the skillet and chop it up. The meat cooks faster and then I don't have to go around to each kids' plate and cut the food for them at meal time.
Plus, leftover chicken can quickly be reheated and tossed on a salad for my lunch and the leftover burger can be mixed with some tomato sauce for an even quicker spaghetti dinner.
4 - Italian Nachos
We first had these at Old Chicago and they were awesome. We've since recreated them at home and it's pretty simple.
Line a baking sheet with foil and cover with tortilla chips. Place pepperonis, cooked Italian sausage, mozzarella cheese, and pepperocinis on top. Warm in oven until cheese is melted. Devour.
5 - This video on how to open a pomegranate. Very helpful.