I remember when we used to order one pizza and it was enough for the two of us and a toddler.
It was a big deal when we realized it was time to start ordering two pizzas. Now, we usually have to add something to the meal for two to be enough.
On a rare occasion, we do have a few pieces leftover. But . . . how do you serve leftover pizza as an easy Sunday night meal when you have two pieces and three kids?
Get out the pizza cutter, and make pizza bites. Put out a bowl of carrots, a bowl of dip, crackers and cheese, and whatever else you can gather up from your fridge and turn into finger food.
Finger food is fun. It makes kids happy. And somehow that happiness helps them not realize they aren’t getting as much as they would if they had an entire piece.
It’s the same mental game that we (mamas) play when we only use two chicken breasts for a meal when the chicken is served in bite-sized pieces, but use four when we are serving them as full breasts.
Makes you wonder how much of “getting full” is mental . . .
Anyway, that’s my tip for the week.
Here’s our Menu Plan:
Monday – Spaghetti
Tuesday – Chicken Salad
Wednesday – BBQ Chicken Sandwiches
Thursday – Pizza Snowballs
Friday – Out to Eat
Saturday – Leftovers?
And what will I be eating for breakfast every morning for the next several days?? Birthday cake! I’m 38 today (Sunday)!! Hubby bought the prettiest (and most humongous) cake.
Mmmmm. I love cake.
I’ll be linking this up to Menu Plan Monday at Orgjunkie.com.
Happy Birthday to you! :0)
i think there is a mentality to it. We buy 1 pizza from Sam’s Club (I’m pretty sure it’s 16inches) if I cut it in triangles everyone still thinks they are hungry but when I cut it into squares we generally have leftovers enough for an adult & a kid to have for breakfast–That’s a BIG difference!
That is so fascinating!
Julie (Sweetpea101506) says
Happy Birthday Nony!
Rhonda H. says
Happy Birthday, Nony! A day late, sorry. 🙁
Happy Birthday! Hope you had a great day!!
Very cool idea. My little one loves dipping things. I must try this.
Happy (belated) Birthday!
I love birthday cake for breakfast, and it doesn’t even have to be mine. Happy Belated Birthday!
Yes, chopping things into smaller pieces does make it seem like there is more, or at least just as much. I buy Italian sausage at Costco, which is broken up into 1.5 pound packages with 6 links. I usually use only three of them per meal, breaking the links up into little bit size pieces, but when I needed to use all six at once because they had been sitting in the fridge for too long to carry over, I was surprised that the risotto I made didn’t really seem a lot more meat-y than normal!
Nony! Happy Birthday, plus a day! Yesterday was my birthday, too! I have know since the day I found your blog about 2 years ago that we had some weird connection. Now I know we are somehow connected at the birthday! I hope your day was wonderful, too!
Livin In Duckville says
Happy Birthday, Nony!! I hope you had a wonderful day! Enjoy your cake!
Happy Birthday Nony!! My Bday was the 13th – January birthdays rule!! Hope you had a great day!!
Kristina L says
I just love these menu plan Monday posts. Thanks for the tips and ideas!