Tuesday, April 17, 2012

1980's style latchkey kid dinner

Remember the latch-key kids of the 80's?  I wasn't really a latch-key kid as one of my parents were always home when I got back from school, but I was still making dinner for my self  and my sister at an early age.  I remember spooning Chef Boyardee Ravioli into bowls for Beth and I.  We always got nine each. I made sure it was even.  On the off-night when the can only held 17 meatballs instead of 18, I carefully sliced that last one right down the middle so we each had eight and a half.  I also remember the nights of Swanson's Chicken Pot Pies, Swanson's TV dinners, and Kraft Macaroni and Cheese.  Mmm-mmm.

Last night's dinner was sort of reminiscent of cooking for yourself as a kid.  Well most of it.  I did make some homemade vegetable barley soup.  But we had that accompanied by pigs in a blanket and a can of chicken noodle soup for those who don't cotton to homemade vegetable barley.  Which is half of us. The younger half.

But look how much fun we had.

1 comment:

  1. I was just talking to Nick about this! We were beyond latchkey...the Schwan man knew all 4 of our names and top orders. That magical yellow truck held so many luxuries...calories, cholesterol, imitation meat, sodium...u get the picture.