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  1. August 20, 2013
    Kirsten @ One Tough Mother

    Girl, I’m parked right next to you in that big meal ditch. We can share the chicken nuggets leftover in the back seat. Got any fries?

    Your pictures are hysterical, by the way. I’m really looking forward to your meal ideas (not involving chicken!) – I get home between 6-6:30 every night and we’re lucky to sit down to eat dinner by 7:30. Quick and easy rocks my socks. Spaghetti is my go-to quick meal, but we do get burned out on it, for sure!

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    • August 20, 2013
      Tara

      Kirsten – I’ve got some fries and this leftover pizza I found over here under the seat. You want?

      I feel like I need to update my arsenal of quick and easy meals. Like you said, spaghetti is a popular one, but then you get burned out on the same-old, and suddenly you’re spinning your wheels in a rut.

      Now that summer is slipping into fall, I feel like we can’t get away with the careless meals I’ve been putting before everyone. It sounds weird, but I think that the colder months require more substantial meals.

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  2. August 20, 2013
    Marilyn

    Hahahahaha! Love this post! My older son used to live on air…really! I think he got most of his nutrition through his skin (meaning food on his cheeks rather than in his mouth!). He was always tall and skinny and I don’t think he was ever actually hungry until he went through puberty. Now, there’s almost nothing he won’t eat! Anyway, I’m looking forward to your upcoming posts! 😀

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    • August 20, 2013
      Tara

      It’s so hard to find things that the kids will eat and enjoy that is actually healthy! I’m really hoping to marry both “healthy” and “tasty” in my upcoming recipes. 🙂

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  3. August 20, 2013
    ChiWei

    So, I’m just going to repeat everything Kirsten said. The panic hits around 6pm, when you realize you haven’t defrosted anything, and whatever, your kid isn’t going to eat anything you make anyways. Can’t wait until baby arrives, and the meal rut becomes a sinkhole…

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    • August 20, 2013
      Tara

      I so hear you when you say, “Whatever, the kid isn’t going to eat anything you make anyways…”

      That’s the way I feel a lot of the time. Can I please the kids and myself when it comes to meal-making? That’s a tough one.

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  4. August 20, 2013
    Mel

    Yep I’m the same if I had the organisation my many meal planners suggest I’d be Martha Stewart but sadly I hate cooking especially dinner, I’ve been known to say on many occasions “didn’t you eat last night” after laundry least favourite thing to do…but baking I love to bake!

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    • August 20, 2013
      Tara

      Isn’t that funny? I love love love to bake, and while I like to cook, it’s not with the same passion that I have for baking.

      Laundry is my number one nemesis. I’m terrible at it.

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  5. August 20, 2013
    Rebecca Cooper

    Ha…really cute, loved all the captions on the photos! Can’t wait for all the recipes! 🙂 🙂

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    • August 20, 2013
      Tara

      The captions are pretty close to real life! 🙂

      I’m excited to share my recipes!

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  6. August 20, 2013
    amy @ one artsy mama

    Hahaha…those cartoons are the BEST! Seriously. Thanks for the giggle…and here’s hoping the Mr. doesn’t have to start clucking. lol.

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    • August 20, 2013
      Tara

      Oh, I’m sure he’s clucked once or twice. Chicken is SUCH a staple ’round these parts. And why not? It’s so easy!

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  7. August 20, 2013
    nancy

    I am stuck in a serious meal rut, myself. Thanks for the motivation…and the giggles. Your girls are so sweet (and so are you!)

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    • August 20, 2013
      Tara

      I think that many of us are jammed into that “meal ditch” around this time of the summer. It’s so hard to have the drive to make incredible meals all while being outside and getting that last little bit of summer into the schedule.

      I’m so glad you enjoyed the photos! (And thank you for the compliment! 🙂 )

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  8. August 20, 2013
    Kristin

    I can totally relate! Great thought bubbles!
    K-

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    • August 20, 2013
      Tara

      Oh thank you! I imagine it’s what my children are REALLY saying. 😉

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  9. August 20, 2013
    Melanie

    Haha! I have a little one like that, too!

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    • August 20, 2013
      Tara

      Where eating is up for negotiation? Oh yeah… we’re there MANY nights!

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  10. August 20, 2013
    Amanda @ Serenity Now

    Love the captions! 🙂 I’ve definitely been in a meal rut…my go to is spaghetti!

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    • August 20, 2013
      Tara

      Spaghetti is a popular meal in our house too. I feel like our meal ruts come in waves. It will so good for a while then….. bam! Pizza, spaghetti, and grilled cheese. Sigh.

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  11. August 21, 2013
    Susan

    We definitely eat a lot of chicken, but a cheap and easy meal I like to make is rigatoni with sausage and broccoli. It has an oil, garlic and lemon sauce topped with Parmesan cheese. My 12 year old loves it (more than the hubby) and my 3 year old is like everyone else’s. Every once in a while she’ll eat a little bit, but she mostly likes the Parmesan cheese.

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    • August 21, 2013
      Tara

      Susan – that meal sounds delicious! Both Lila and Mr. Suburble LOVE sausage – mixing it up with some veggies and pasta would be a great quick-and-easy meal for this house. Lucy would just want the pasta and the parmesan cheese. Though we call it “stinky cheese” in our house! 😉

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  12. August 21, 2013
    Alli

    I get stuck, too, especially mid-week. BTW, those pics are stunningly adorable!

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    • August 21, 2013
      Tara

      Thank you so much, Alli! Mid-week is a bit tough, isn’t it? I think it’s because everyone is losing a bit of steam!

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  13. August 21, 2013
    Danni@SiloHillFarm

    When i’m in a rut…it’s either tacos (any mexican really) or BLTs. Like you..I’m always too late in thinking about it! Funny, funny pics by the way!

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    • August 21, 2013
      Tara

      BLTs are great! It’s not chicken, so Mr. Suburble would approve!

      (I’m glad that you liked the photos! They were fun to make!)

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  14. August 21, 2013
    Bronwyn MayB

    “Meal ditch” made me laugh. I am right there with you. How many times we have had cereal because I do not want to cook. My go to meat is pork chops though. I’m sure my husband could oink! I love this idea. Can’t wait to see what you come up with!!

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    • August 21, 2013
      Tara

      I’m BRUTAL with pork chops. I cannot cook them properly for some reason. They’re always too dry! (How do you do it?)

      Well, we could put our husbands together and we’d almost have Old McDonald’s farm. 🙂

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      • August 30, 2013
        Bronwyn MayB

        My mom used to cook pork chops like that too. I was in my late 20s before I knew they weren’t dry. The trick is to not be worried about not cooking them enough. Or, use a meat thermometer (which is what I often do with chicken because THAT terrifies me).

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  15. August 21, 2013
    Amy of while wearing heels

    What adorable pictures with such funny captions. I can’t wait to see what you come up with.

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    • August 21, 2013
      Tara

      Thank you so much, Amy! I’m looking forward to sharing my recipes!

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  16. August 21, 2013
    malia

    This is a great post! My go-to dinner is gnocchi and red sauce. The fam loves it!

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    • August 21, 2013
      Tara

      Malia – you don’t make the gnocchi from scratch, do you?

      If so, I bow down to your cooking prowess.

      (And I also want the recipe!)

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  17. August 22, 2013
    Adrianne at Happy Hour Projects

    Hahahahaha – I LOVE this post! I can’t wait to see what kinds of recipes you share. And what those cuties have to “say” about them. 😉

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  18. September 2, 2013
    Callista

    chicken is so good and versatile, what’s not to like Mr Suburble, geesh, just be happy when there is food made 😉 haha

    My go to’s
    Tacos – ground beef, avocado/guac, yogurt/sourcream, salsa, cheese and shells. I’m going to start adding spinach to it for some vegetable matter haha I love pulled pork tacos too, a pork loin in the crockpot with some Mexican flavorings and some diced tomatoes (or you could simply use some salsa), cook it on low, shred it and devour.
    BBQ’d Cajun chicken with some sort of vegetable side (whatever we have on hand, preferably roasted) also delicious with Caesar salad
    Frozen salmon fillets, topped with a mayo, lemon juice, herb and garlic sauce, sprinkle some panko crumbs on for a nice crunch if you wish. Also delicious with cheese in the sauce and ontop of chicken like this http://hforhappyhour.blogspot.ca/2013/04/recipe-oh-so-easy-and-oh-so-tasty.html
    thai yellow curry – store bought yellow curry paste, whatever vegetables you desire and chicken, and coconut milk, rice on the side.
    PS that picture of the girls in the chariot, OH MY, when they loose those baby faces *tear*

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