Tuesday, October 18. 2022
I was kind of at a loss for a post for today so I thought I would share how I shopped and planned for Fall Break food for the college aged kid.
Maybe this will just give you some family meal ideas.
I started with a list of favorite meals that I knew they might want.
Chili with grilled cheese
Lunch or Snacks:
Totchos (Nachos made with tater tots)
Charcuterie with crackers, salami, cheese, green apples (their fave)
Giant pop tart
Everything potatoes (diced potatoes with everything but the bagel seasoning)
Chocolate chip pancakes
I also made sure to have lots of chips and their favorite soft drinks – Sprite and Virgil’s root beer.
I ordered the groceries for pick up on Thursday. I was fully stocked going into the weekend. Are you trying this yet? What is your grocery day?
Now do I need to cook three meals a day for them? No! Did I cook three meals a day? No! But, I really enjoy making food for them and that is how I show love. They can make stuff for themselves, too, of course.
Mason loves my everything potatoes and this was just a snack I think. Bare Nuggets from Costco in the air fryer and homemade honey mustard and ranch accompanied both.
Jack got frozen fries with Bare Nuggets and the same two sauces plus ketchup. I broke out the fall plates for them, too.
If you belong to Costco, these are a must buy. They are really not that bad for you, either.
Mason laughed really hard when I suggested a giant pop tart. It was really too sweet, in my opinion but it was fun to make. Ready made pie crust, strawberry jam (that I made! this summer), another pie crust, and then after it cooled a simple powdered sugar icing and sprinkles.
I bought some Halloween candy to have out for them and then I made the S’morechuterie platter.
Chili with macaroni noodles, fritos, and a grilled cheese.
Jack likes very basic nachos. What are you gonna do?
I also made honey mustard salad with angel hair chicken alfredo.
Did Tom get fed? Yes! He gets fed every day!
The nice thing, too, is that I always get a “thank you so much for the food” from my kids.
I loved having them home and I feel lucky that I can bless them with some home cooked meals to give them a break from their dining hall food.