I made a Chip-friendly from-scratch meal the other night, not realizing how involved this “simple” home cooked meal would be. Fortunately, there were a lot of things I could do little by little during the day as time allowed, and… wait for it… Roland slept from about 5:30 pm to 9:00pm, allowing me to cook, serve and eat dinner uninterrupted! Arthur had periods of awake and asleep during that time but he is not quite as, um, demanding as Roland is.
-real mashed potatoes
-fried squash and onions
-yeast rolls (the kind you actually have to start 5 hours in advance so they can rise)
I did figure out how to search for my no rice/no pasta casseroles. It occurred to me that what I’d be looking for would fall into the category of low carb. I Googled that term and lo and behold! Some of the results are pretty high in fat, but I think I could modify them to make them a bit healthier.
I believe I will break down and do a spaghetti casserole tonight though. Poor chip has to endure enough of my exotic or experimental ingredient meals to warrant a couple of nights of good ol’ carb-heavy food.