Raise your hand if you struggle to get a delicious homemade dinner that your entire family will like during the week? It’s okay, my hand is raised. People assume that if you are a food blogger, this comes naturally to us. It doesn’t. It’s not easy juggling the extra-curricular activities of three kids, volunttering at schMy husband and I are determined that MOST of our dinners are spent together, eating and chatting around the dinner table.
My oldest is almost 11-years old. His head surpasses my chin now. He’s growing so fast and I’m holding on to his innocence and childhood very tightly, knowing it’s fleeting fast.
At this time in my kids’ lives, all three of my kids are very open and tell me and their father everything. We talk about school, grades, flag football, scouts. We talk about their friends, what they do at recess and goofy things they do with their classmates.
We hear the not-so-good stuff, too. Middle-Child told me about the classmate who used the f-word when he in first grade. My kids tell me about their worries, their disappointments, their fears.
And most of this is revealed around the dinner table.
Precious times, in my book.
Chicken Fricassée is a French stew that features chicken, rabbit or veal in a creamy, dreamy sauce. To reduce the fat content, I used fat free sour cream and served it with a baguette. And, it’s super easy to make in a slow-cooker. Another gourmet meal that is also easy on the budget.
All five of us loved it.
More gourmet meals that are family AND budget friendly? How about Beef Bourguignon?