Thursday, June 5, 2008

More Work For The Kids and Less Work For Me

This summer my motto is going to be, " More work for the kids and less work for me." I love the way that sounds (now let's see if it really happens).
In my pursuit of my new motto, I have started allowing my 5 and 3 year old to make their own lunches. I know it sounds scary but it has been working. They have been making what I call, "The Super Duper Sandwich." Yes, I know it is not the most healthy sandwich but the kids like it and can make it themselves.

Wheat bread (Healthy)
Peanut Butter (Somewhat healthy)
Marshmallows (not so healthy, but no fat)
Chocolate Chips (not healthy but good)
and when I am making it I add bananas.

They love eating this and they make it with very little mess. It works for me.

I thought I would also share this recipe. My friend Christy made it for our MOPS meeting, and it was so so yummy. This is a great summer recipe.

Vegetable Salad

1 can of Shoe peg corn, drained

1 can of small peas, drained

1 4oz jar of pimento, drained

1 cup chopped celery

1 cup chopped green pepper

1 cup chopped onion

1 cup sugar

1 cup vinegar

1 cup oil

Mix the first 6 items together in a bowl.

Combine the last three items together in a pot, boil to slightly thicken ingredients and then cool before pouring over the salad. Refrigerate overnight.

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Mari said...

That salad sounds good. I love the picture of the kids working away on their sandwiches!

Lian said...

"More work for the kids and less work for me" - I truly believe in this too.

Kristina said...

I'm tagging you for a Breast Cancer Awareness meme, if you want to participate.

E and T said...

I would have never entertained the thought of combining some of those ingredients for a sandwich (marshmallow, peanut butter and chocolate chips), but I do admire the creativity of your children. I remember when my sister and I were little we would come up with all kinds of weird and wonderful fillings for our sandwiches and what's more we would eat them. Ohh the tastebuds of a child - anything goes when you make it yourself!!!!


Andrea said...

Mmmm...yum. You are making me hungry for a midnight snack! hehe. :)

Becky said...

What an excellent idea! I love your motto and hey, a few marshmallows and chocolate chips never hurt anyone.... granted I believe I'll have to put a limit on the number mine can have or else they will have a MOUNTAIN burying their banana somewhere beneath!! Thanks for the ideas!

carrie said...

That sounds like the perfect motto for the summer!

Veronica said...

That photo is fantastic!

Life As I Know It said...

Sounds like a great motto!

Steph said...

Good for you for keeoing the kids busy! And I love the motto!

MamaGeek said...

You had me at your post title!


Heidi said...

I love the sandwiches. Thanks for reminding me to have them do some of the work in a fun way. I forget sometimes and take the "it's easier to just do it myself" road, which sometimes it isn't.

Jenn said...

This is my motto too! I am going to let my boys make this sandwich this week.

I have enjoyed catching up on your blog this morning.