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4 Moms Discuss Cooking For Company

This week the 4 moms are discussing cooking for company.

Here is where I tell you that I used to freak out when company was coming and go all Ninja on the kids, like “WHIIIiiiiiyyyyyyy is there a petrified hot dog bun under your bed?! HOW MANY TIMES HAVE I SAID NO FOOD IN YOUR ROOM?!”

Okay, maybe I still react that way over petrified food, but I’m a lot more relaxed than I used to be about company coming over.

I used to think everything had to be perfect for company. The perfect house. The perfect meal. The perfect centerpiece. I have always loved to have company, but over the years I’ve changed my philosophy about preparing for them.

Mostly this is out of necessity, because, let’s face it, when you have eight kids, there ain’t no way your house is going to be perfect! (See petrified hot dog bun reference above.)

I try to take the down to earth and relaxed approach. I want our home to be welcoming, but I have given up on perfect.

When it comes to feeding company, I want to food to be plentiful and good, and I need  the food to be cheap. I don’t make special, separate meals for kids,  because I never do that for my own family and no one has every perished from starvation.

Here are a few of my favorite go to meals for company.

Cavatini

And don’t forget your handy dandy Crock Pot! See where I have over 100 Crock Pot recipes!

Be sure to stop over at the rest of  The 4 Moms to see what’s cooking for company over there!

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  1. Roxie Meiske says:

    I am mother of only two children and we too had a rule no eating in your room. That said I can tell you I had more than my fair share of petrified food in their room. Once I was changing the sheets on the youngest son’s bed…Ants almost ate my legs and feet alive…I went looking for the cause of this and behind his head board was cheese..slice after slice of cheese. Instead of telling me he did not want cheese on his sandwich he was pulling the cheese off and getting rid of it behind his head board..(we had a dog, he could have fed it to the dog or put it into the trash) Also there was the time I was putting his clothes away in his room and opened his underwear drawer…there on top of his clean underwear was an open can of spaghettio’s and it was green….I almost got sick in the drawer…
    I can tell you this kid is now 34 years old and is tidy as can be. So there is hope.

  2. That cavatini recipe looks amazing! Thanks for sharing–my philosophy on having company over has *ahem* changed over the years, as well. :)

  3. Roxie your post reminds me….Late one night a went into my daughter’s room to give the final check before going to bed and was met by the horrible stench of vomit. What a mess. She was fine, no complaints, or fever. I couldn’t figure out the cause of the problem. A couple of days later I found a MOUNTAIN of miniature Reeses peanut butter cup papers under the bed. She had squirreled them away, ate the hoard, then suffered the consequences. What a memory! haha

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