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Old 12-27-2012, 01:29 PM   #26
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Re: Cooking for larger families.

We have a family of 8. One is only 11 wks. The rest of the kids are 7, 5, 5, 2, 2. Two are very picky, the 7 year old and one of the 2 year olds. But, we are to the point where I'm starting to have to double recipes. I can seriously only imagine how much we are going to go through when my 5 boys are teens with one girl thrown in to pretty things up a bit.

One thing I do is double up the veggies and sauce in a recipe, but not the meat since the meat costs more. So, I'll make pepper steak which calls for about 1lb of meat and 2 green peppers. I'll use 3/4lb of meat instead (since in that recipe the meat isn't the kids fav part anyway) and 3 large green peppers or 4 if they are a little smaller. Everyone gets meat, but they get more veggies. Then, I just do what everyone else does. We load up on sides, veggies and sometimes bread.

Which reminds to make bread for tonight's dinner!
Heather SAHM to 6 who are 7 and under, including 2 sets of twins and our last little miracle, a surviving identical twin, born Oct 2012!
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