Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Daddy's Diner

Since Connor has been playing sports, dealing with dinner has gotten a little harder! The other night when he had practice I called Jim and told him to just throw in some chicken nuggets and bagel bites for the boys! Boring I know, but needed something quick since they were STARVING! So when we got home this is what Jim had done.

My husband loves to use things up and clean things out, so he got in the freezer and not only got the chicken nuggets and bagel bites, but added hash browns that would have probably stayed up there for another 6 months! He got leftovers out of the refrigerator and warmed them up and let the boys pick what items they wanted. He made up a ticket for each boy and asked them what they wanted and marked it off on the ticket. They could even have pop that night!!

Leftovers are never fun, at least for me, but when you put a little twist on them it can be fun!
Good job Jim on making it fun!!

At the end of dinner, Jim jokingly gave them a bill for a ridiculous amount. The boys got a laugh out of it.

7 comments:

RosyRose said...

What a great idea! I love, love it!
Kids are all about pretending and we love to clean the food out of the fridge so win/win!
And yeah for Dad being so ingenious and creative!
Excellent!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Hey tara, not to be a negative nancy and all...hmmmm....*cough*cough*....butI can't read the writing through the red ribbons...with the red print....sorry to complain....
But I want to hear what is going on in your neck of the woods...
Suz :)

Jami said...

What a great idea!

And I have no problem reading the blog...maybe it is a difference in monitors...I don't know.

The Blissfully Happy Housewife said...

What a GREAT idea!! Thanks for sharing it with us! That is one of the great things about blogging...we can just steal fun ideas from eachother!

Jamie

Busy Bee Suz said...

OHHHHH thank you so much. Perhaps it is my enormous monitor (my husband's choice) that made it terrible...the red print was in the red ribbon and I could not get around it. sorry. This looks great.
I love your husband. what a great dad he is. So clever. This was really sweet that he took the time to make it fun. And the bill at the end...outrageous. Love it. These are the silly little things the kids will remember one day.
take care, suz

Sandy Toes said...

What a fun dad!! Love it!!

Sports do make dinner much more of an adventure..doesn't it??
-sandy toes:)

Kim said...

What a good idea! Thanks for your comment on my blog too! It's great finding new people...