Okay, I'll report and you decide. Breakfast was pie, cold rice with milk and sugar, and squash bread. No one liked the pie made with apple pie flavoring and chunks of squash. I think it wasn't too bad. It looked great and the Cinnamon flavor could have been apple pie. The rice with sugar is a favorite of my father. My children rated it a 6/10. The squash bread served to fill hungry tummies. Thank goodness it has so much squash in it that it will count as a bread and a vegetable.
The children were clamoring for chocolate milk. I feel like I could live at the blender between making chocolate milk and yogurt. We almost lost the yogurt start so I am tending a new batch carefully to make sure we can make yogurt the next two months. The children would eat nearly 2 gallons a day if I made frozen yogurt fast enough. Thank goodness it is healthy - I could use a diabetic sugar and have a fat free, sugar free snack.
Still hungry, mid morning the 12 year old decided to make a "Creamy Carrot Soup" from the Bon Appetite "Light Soups" recipe book. I loved the curry and orange peel blend. He used 2 fresh carrots and 1 cup of dehydrated. It worked well. He had his first bite and almost hurled. The texture was not for him. I don't think we will fix the "Moroccan Squash Soup" I was planning for dinner. I'll log the recipe for both soups for anyone adventuresome enough to try them.
Lunch: We scrapped the squash pizzas that were planned and made mini pizzas on whole wheat bread topped with Hunts ready prepared spaghetti sauce (with a little more garlic) and mozzarella cheese. The children loved those.
Dinner: We will fix a Shepherds Pie with layers of Ground Meat, green beans, and instant mashed potatoes topped with cheese. Sometimes I just have to acknowledge that I have some "meat and potato" palates in my home and curry soups with exotic spices just don't hit the spot for them. I will savor the gourmet soup dishes for a lunch of my own sometime. Some days you don't will them all.