First deployment, it was just me, and I would make the same thing every week, a gigantic pot of bean soup and eat off it for a week. Talk about a cheap grocery budget!
Second one, we had the girls, and I cooked.
Third one, I discovered cereal.
Fourth, we ate a lot of mac and cheese.
This time I am hoping someone has some cheap, easy, kid friendly recipes that I can make.
I still have cereal on the back burner.
Oh, here's my easy kid friendly recipe that my kids gobble up and it takes about 1 minute to make and is healthy! I boil water in the tea pot, make a packet of instant oatmeal. Then I add a small container of fat free yogurt, some wheat germ or flax seed, and thicken it up with baby cereal with added DHA, etc. If I have time, I'll heat up some milk instead of water, but that requires me to watch it more so it doesn't burn. The kids think it tastes like custard, and I don't feel bad feeding it to them.
I also have been known to serve yogurt with granola and wheat germ mixed in.
Junior is allergic to eggs or I might serve scrambled eggs every night.
What are your go to meals while they are deployed. (I highly recommend the cereal!)
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