My new favorite thing (or something I have kind of always done here and there, but have now adopted as my way) is eating in courses - casually. Lil' one and I have often eaten this way, especially when I'm coming up with dinner on the fly and grab stuff here and there from the fridge and pantry.
I am always looking for ways to make household responsibilities less laborious. This is one way for me. I don't have to hear lil' one moan and groan about how hungry she is while I try to finish an entire meal. I get to eat while the rest of the meal is cooking. By the time we are enjoying our last course, we are nourished and content. Today's "Happy Meal"...
First Course ~ Tomato & Cucumber Salad
Second Course ~ Sauteed Green Beans & Red Onions
Third Course ~ Baked Sweet Potato & Grilled Striped Bass (optional)
Dessert ~ Clementines
So the French have this way of eating down-packed. I love this blog post which outlines a traditional French meal.
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