This was a fun week with lots of good family time. Of course, any good holiday includes lots of yummy food and this Memorial Day Weekend was not lacking.
I found myself a little behind this week on food, so I tried to make up for it a little this weekend. We also enjoyed an extra long, nice weekend to ourselves and with family. I’m going to outline by days this weekend since I don’t really have any new specific foods or recipes to share from this week.
- Friday A nice visit from Granny and Grandaddy and we enjoyed hamburgers on the grill with salad and sweet potatoes. We weren’t quite ready with the burgers in time for the boys to eat, but they enjoyed their own chicken, peas, and avocado. Owen was distracted or not willing to eat for some reason, so he ate half of my burger and sweet potato after he and Wyatt were done at the table.
- Saturday This was a great day for mom. I got away to run some errands at the mall and a haircut on my own. Dad took care of the boys and they had a great time together!
- Sunday This was a full day for sure. We ate breakfast at home, then headed out for the day. From church, we went to Mimi and Pappy’s house for lunch. The boys scarfed up some grilled salmon, baked sweet potato fries, pasta, and bread. They also got to enjoy some yummy graham crackers for a snack after naps. From there we went to Uncle Bryan and Aunt Rebecca’s pool, but ended up getting rained out. Oh well, they prepared a yummy meal with chicken and mushrooms in a goat cheese sauce with broccoli, ezekial bread, tomatoes, and strawberries. Wyatt chowed down, but Owen was a little too distracted by his super fun cousins.
- Monday We enjoyed a fun family day at home and dad smoked a chicken for us. With ginger on the inside, he stood it up on the Big Green Egg and we had super moist, yummy chicken for dinner along with some garlicky green beans. I also made some more spinach bites for the fridge and freezer as well as bagging up some leftover chicken for the boys’ lunches.
WHAT I LEARNED
Eating has always been something we’ve enjoyed with family and our boys are seeming to be agreeable to eating with others. Owen just tends to get distracted much easier.
Everything was super yummy this weekend, but I have to say the boys really did seem to like the grilled salmon a lot. They’ve had salmon and other fish before and always seem to eat more than when they’re having chicken or beef.
Owen is starting to get a little picky and finicky these days. Sometimes he wants to eat from a fork. Sometimes he wants to be fed. Sometimes he wants to feed himself. Sometimes he just doesn’t want to eat for whatever reason. I’ve noticed he can be easily distracted or not eat well for lunch if we’ve skipped a morning nap. Either way, this usually only happens for one meal a day, but I know this is typical toddler eating behavior. Wyatt hasn’t really acted this way yet and for the most part Owen is still a big eater.
Please share your thoughts or ideas.