Last night was one of those nights. Yep, dinner totally flopped.
I was trying a new recipe and it called for "lite Italian dressing" in the sauce. Well, I didn't have any Italian dressing, so I whipped up some homemade. But I made it with balsamic vinegar instead of white vinegar and that seems to have made the difference in this dish. Or maybe it was the fact that the recipe needed store-bought dressing and I used homemade. I'm not sure.
I just know it was bad. And since we had already bought lunch out that day I just couldn't justify going and buying more food out ...as bad as I wanted to!
So we had a "snack dinner", which the kids love. To me that means scrounging around the kitchen finding whatever you want to munch on. To them it means plates full of things like lunch meat, cheeses, raw veggies, chips, crackers, etc, just nothing cooked. Something like the one in this picture that my daughter had already been eating off of:
So ...bad meals happen and bad days happen, right? It's what we do with them that makes the difference. In the past a ruined meal could have ruined my evening (thus ruining everyone else's evening, too), but I have learned to just roll with it. My family handled it well and didn't make a big deal out of it and that helped me to do the same.
Today is a new day and I've got another dinner to make and another recipe to try!