This morning I made 24 slices of French toast, so the kids ate a couple pieces each of that, as well as some grapes and bananas. (See, they do eat fruit…sometimes.) The leftover French toast is now in the fridge and will likely be used for some Yo-Yo meals over the next couple days.
For lunch Jerah made macaroni and cheese for herself and Joely. Not being hungry by lunchtime, Jaden didn't eat anything, but he obviously saved his appetite for eating tons at dinner.
As for me, I had French toast for breakfast and a bowl of wheat cereal for lunch.
Jeff doesn't usually eat breakfast, so he just had coffee before heading to work this morning. He came home for lunch today and ate the last of the hot dogs, so at least you won't be seeing hot dogs as our Yo-Yo meals for at least another two weeks.
I managed to make dinner tonight—baked potatoes, glazed carrots, and baked beans—and the whole family ate dinner together, although Joely only picked at hers. This is my dinner plate, by the way.
Since I hadn't made baked potatoes for the family before, I figured the girls might be a little hesitant to eat them; so I had them help me prepare the potatoes, thinking that if they helped make them, they might be more likely to eat them.
It worked with Jerah at least.
I also made homemade bacon bits—a first for me. They were really delicious with the baked potatoes, so I'll definitely be making those again. One helpful tip I discovered on the internet before making the bacon bits was to freeze the bacon for at least 30 minutes before cutting it so that the bacon is easier to dice; and it definitely made a difference.
As for the glazed carrots, I really liked them…but no one else seemed to. That means I won't be making carrots that way again—at least not for the whole family.
Tomorrow's dinner is meatloaf and it's already in the freezer. This will be the first time I actually make a meal that I prepared ahead of time and froze, so we shall see if it works for me.