A sweet and savory dinner perfect for the whole family!
The other day was a really hard day at our house. We were recently in a car accident, and I took my kids in to the Pediatrician to have them checked out for injuries. I promised them after we could do something fun. My son asked if we could go to Get Air, which is a trampoline park near our home, and one we have a season pass to. I said, “Yes!” without really thinking about it. I was thinking… it is free, and I can bring my laptop and try to get some work done while they jump. Well… unfortunately, my son was told that he had whiplash and had to stay off trampolines and roller coasters for the next few weeks. He was devastated, especially because our season pass expires soon and they aren’t doing renewals, and our pass to Lagoon (the local theme park) ends in October.
He had a fit. Remember in my post about Emotional Intelligence and our family game night how I talked about how we are working on handling our emotions? Well, this was an example of what not to do. He cried, screamed, ranted. It was not good. I on the other hand am proud to say that while I was feeling exasperated by him, I remained fairly rational. But it was a bad day. I was in pain, he was being frustrating, the other kids just wanted to get home.
We all went to bed early that night. Anyway, in order to help make up for some of his frustration I decided to make him a special dinner. He loves Hawaiian Haystacks, and I almost never make them! So I decided to give it a shot. And they were a big success!
The nice thing about this meal is that the kids can all customize it to their preference. My son who doesn’t like tomatoes left them out. My daughter who loves olives, loaded her plate full. I love meals like this because everyone eats, and no one complains, and we all end up happy!
I hope you enjoy it as much as we did.