Muffin Meals

No, these meals won't be muffins but Muffin is one of my nicknames. Besides, it sounds cute! After viewing the Vegan Lunchbox site, religiously, my Husband wants me to post my own menu. I will try to post one meal each day. I hope I inspire people to have creative and healthy home cooked meals. I think that even if you aren't a vegetarian, you'll like the meals I present. I do feature dairy products and eggs in my food from time to time, but will try my best to present vegan dishes as well.

Friday, March 09, 2007

The infamous Mac n Cheese

Oh MY!!! This was an amazing meal...The Muffin Man had been, begging....for Mac N Cheese for a few days. I finally managed to make it and it was very yummy! I'm not sure exactly what I did different, but whatever I did apparently worked! I didn't have broccoli, so I used carrots.

Complimenting the Mac N Cheese was a salad, topped by home grown sprouts! This is MiniB Muffin's plate, so she only had alfalfa sprouts...but us adults added radish sprouts to our salads as well.

MiniB Muffin ate well. She ate her salad, and then her mac, and then asked for more mac, and then more mac, and then more salad! My goodness, I was beginning to wonder if she would EVER get full. I think its the first time she's EVER asked for more Mac N Cheese! Usually we have to bribe her to eat it by agreeing to give her more salad if she eats her mac.

Sprouts seem to be the new thing in our home again. I finally got a location that works, and we have a light on them. At first, I was having problems with the sprouts turning mildewy...because that's a big problem in our house anyway! But I played around with it and it seems to be working. MiniB Muffin is "in charge" of the sprouts, and she loves it. She waters them every day, and watches the water travel from tray to tray. She loves to sample them, and is learning to like the flavor and texture of sprouts. In foods she loves it, but if she gets a mouthful of just sprouts....well lets just say the jury is still out on that one. I've only given her alfalfa ones to eat so far, even though she grows both kinds. The Radish ones are just too hot for her yet.

If you are blessed to find a sprouter, give it a try! Your kids just might like growing them!


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