This week we have another birthday -- our second son turns 17. It is so hard for me to believe that my little babies are growing up. If you have little ones around, enjoy their littleness now -- it lasts for such a short time.
Our birthday boy has asked for quite the grown up meal, I think. He has always been a good eater. He tries foods that the others won't and generally eats almost everything (although all my kids have issues with celery -- what's up with that?). I think he has developed what I call "grown up taste buds." He enjoys flavors that most children don't enjoy and I can see that his likes have matured over the past year or two. For his birthday he requested crab cakes. The recipe I use is from the Cameron Mitchell Restaurants based in Columbus. They are awesome, authentic crab cakes, and are very expensive to make. I'll be preparing some budget meals for the rest of the week to allow for such a splurge. Later in the week, I'll post the crab cake recipe with pictures and I'll post the recipe for the chocolate cheesecake he has requested also.
Lunch: Macaroni and Cheese, chicken nuggets
Dinner: Cornmeal mush, Scrambled eggs, canned peaches
Lunch: Shrovetide pancakes
Dinner: Ragu alla Bolognese with Pasta, bread, green beans, King Cake
Wednesday -- Ash Wednesday
Lunch: Cheese, bread, and fruit
Dinner: Broccoli Cheese Soup in Bread Bowls, yogurt and fruit
Thursday -- Birthday Boy
Lunch: Baked potatoes
Dinner: Crab cakes, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, salad, Chocolate Cheesecake
Lunch: Grilled Cheese sandwiches, tomato soup
Dinner: Chilaquiles, Bean and Corn Salad, Lime jello with shredded carrots
* Tried and True
* New to me