I'm looking for ideas for meals for perhaps fussy kids that I would want to eat as well -- I'd prefer to not cook separately for me. I'll soon be cooking for my young nieces, but they are adventurous eaters since their parents are excellent home cooks. I'm looking for dishes for kids whose taste experiences are mostly fast food, to move them toward more healthy eating.
Cooking for myself, I like international, spicy and sometimes intense foods -- love the Indonesian COTM this month! I can happily braise or bake some fish for me. I don't want to make fish sticks. And I'd prefer to steer clear of hot dogs and burgers -- which I don't eat -- and I only once made a meatloaf.
I would prefer healthy, tasty ideas, preferably with vegetables mixed in so they're not easily neglected, as in: meat, vegetable, and a starch on a plate. My CSA starts soon.
I'm thinking: chicken braised/baked with brown rice, carrots and chicken stock. Of course there's pasta and sauce. There's stew, but I may need some quicker dinner ideas.
I may be getting some foster children soon and I'd like to come up to speed ahead of time. Thanks!