Mealtime is definitely an important event in our home. We already have a bit of a routine: I typically get to work in the kitchen throwing ingredients together and assign Jackson tasks like stirring, chopping, and setting the table. He must have picked up some pointers from the cruise ship because he is one professional table setter. He puts our dishes out just-so on top of our placemats, folds our cloth napkins, sets our silverware out precisely, lights the candles, and dims the lights. We're enjoying our candle lit dinners while we can before kiddos come into the picture! Below are some pictures of what we've been feasting on:
|These are just frozen breaded fish fillets but I spiced them up by rubbing|
a mix of butter, parmesan, and italian spices over the top and then topping
them with tomato slices and mozarella cheese. They were delicious!
|Pancakes with Boysenberry Syrup!|
|Shrimp Alfredo. I mixed in some red bell pepper and served it with broccoli and a salad.|
|Pork Chops with a White Whine Mushroom Sauce|
Served with Lima Beans and Fried Potatoes
|Jackson is REALLY excited, he hasn´t had this|
since his mission!
|Gnocci/Ñoquis - A potato based pasta served with a red sauce...|
I have to brag about the sauce in this, it was the best I´ve ever made!
|Brazilian Chicken over Rice served with Chips and Guacamole|
|Chicken Mozzarella Bake... I LOVE casseroles! |
This one had rice, chicken, corn, onion, and red peppers among other things.
|Pot Roast with Potatoes/Carrots and Gravy. Served with homemade bread and jam.|