One other thing on my mind, I'm on the lookout for new fall back meals, since most all of our ol' standbys (aka orange chicken) are no longer options on our aspiring to be whole food and plant based household dinner menu. So a neighbor mentioned that stir fry is one of her kids favorite veggie meals. For our past occasional stir frys, I used the frozen "stir fry" veggies. She said you gotta go fresh. So can do that! On Wednesday, I had a bag of french beans from Costco that I hadn't noticed was already going bad, thus needed to be used pronto. I gave it a good rinse and threw out the bad beans and yay, hooray for stir fry!
Lots of the same veggies (still loved the purple color!) but the french beans were gone, this time we added cauliflower and tofu. The kids were pretty brave and each tried the tofu. Abi and Wesley tried to encourage Joseph, who very grudgingly tolerates legumes. They told him "It's not bad, it doesn't even taste like anything!" To which he quickly replied "If it doesn't taste like anything, then what's the point in eating it?" Touché Joseph, a point well played. You are excused from eating the tofu (Daniel helped Joseph out, Daniel likes it!) I was/am just really happy to have such a big veggie meal that the kids like so I don't have to try to eat all the veggies myself! Many times during grocery errands I get excited (or haven't planned out meals) and buy too many vegetables and can't get it all served before it turns bad. I'm happy that I've got a great fall back meal now and hopefully less veggies will be thrown away.