Foodie Friday: Stovetop French Fries

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At our children’s day care, Friday is “French Fry Day”. I know this because that is how Mister answered my question about what day it was. And why not, who doesn’t like French fries?

As a mom, I’m not too crazy about the idea of feeding my kids salty French fries from the Drive-Thru. And although I don’t mind the occasional treat of French fries, I am always trying to make healthy food for the kids.

Our neighbour N showed me a great way to make homemade French fries for Mister and Missy when they were toddlers.. boil the potatoes on the stovetop! This is a great meal for little ones who wouldn’t know the difference between boiled, baked or fried! Not only is it healthy and quick to make, it’s easy to little mouths to chew.

Below is the uber-simple recipe for you to try. Enjoy and let me know how it turns out.

Oh and stay tuned for my next post on how to make veggie fries.

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Foodie Friday: Quick dinner ideas

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Something that is always in need in our house is a quick meal. After a long day with the kids (me) or a long day at work (him), neither of us wants to do a lot of cooking, but we would both like to eat. This is not a good combination, unless you are our local pizza place. Snickollet wrote about this issue herself a few weeks ago, and had a plethora of responses to her query. Snick, you’ve got some great readers there! Several us at HDYDI have been trying these suggestions, and here is one new favorite. It’s great as a side to go with chicken or something for adults or as a full meal for the kiddos. AND, as a bonus, includes veggies, which was the topic of last week’s Foodie Friday post. By the way, many readers had some great ideas for how to get fruits and veggies into their tots. If you haven’t checked out their suggestions, I recommend it!

Thanks to Sandy for this great dinner suggestion! 

Creamy Broccoli with Orzo
Puree a head of boiled broccoli
Add one cup of cooked orzo
Add as much cream sauce as you like (while I make the whole amount, I usually only add about 3/4)

Cream Sauce:
Melt 2 tbs butter in a pan. Add 2 tbs flour and mix over medium heat for one minute. Then slowly add 1 1/4 cup of milk as you mix continuously. Once the sauce thickens, remove from heat and add 1/2 cup of cheddar cheese.

All I can say is, yum.

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