Thursday, January 7, 2016

New recipes for 2016 & some of our favorites

This blog post is mostly for me, but since I'm always looking for new recipes on other sites, I thought I would share both our current favorites, as well as some new recipes we've all agreed to try in 2016. We have a family goal to increase our repertoire of recipes, and broaden the taste of both kids. Our youngest eats basically all fruit & vegetables, but doesn't like things mixed together, with very few exceptions. It's gotten to the point that it's hard for him to go to restaurants, or to have dinner with friends. Not to mention the giant pain of preparing dinner for me each night, so we're all motivated to improve. :-)

Current favorite recipes (note that my youngest doesn't eat all of these. The ones that he will eat are noted in bold):

  • Homemade pizza
  • Tacos (Nick is willing to experiment with a hard shell in 2016 ;-))
  • Tortellini & grilled chicken (no sauce for Nick, pesto for everyone else)
  • Beef kebabs & Persian rice
  • Spaghetti with meatballs (no sauce for Nick, red sauce for everyone else)
  • Homemade chicken taquitos with gaucamole
  • Lubia polo (a Persian rice, beef & green bean dish). Based on M's recipe, but similar to this
  • Oven baked chicken risotto 
  • Chicken pastina bake
  • Rice pilaf (we add chicken or sausage, & substitute almonds for hazelnuts)

And, here are some of the recipes we're going to add to our menu in 2016, & see if we can come up with any other winners!

Anyone else struggling with a picky eater? Any quick prep recipes you'd recommend? 


  1. No picky eaters..but hubby gets bored easy so I can't have the same thing in a 30 day timeframe except as leftovers 1x. It makes it interesting.

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