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.