I have a question that I've been pondering this fine Sabbath evening that I will now pose to you all, my fine blogging friends. In your well-informed opinions, what makes an acceptable dinner? In fact, what I really want to know is if you think the following comprises of a suitable, well-balanced meal: chocolate chip cookies (homemade, mind you), Ben and Jerry's Half-Baked ice cream (a Madsen household favorite), Wheaties (bran AND fiber) topped with banana slices (a fruit at least) and orange juice (yet more fiber). Now, before you make up your mind, I must express the advantages of the above meal. First, no grocery shopping was required; I ate what was already in my cupboards. Also, there was little to no preparation needed--open fridge, pour milk, grab spoon, eat cereal AND ice cream (straight out of the carton) with same spoon. That leads to the final appeal: no clean-up or dishes, only one shared spoon for the cereal and ice cream and one bowl for the Wheaties. Sunday IS the day of rest, so our meals should be low-key, right? And this meal facilitated faster access to the couch and a much-needed nap after waking up early for Ward Council.
I know I am no expert and I am far from a nutritionist, but I feel that this meal is a winner in my book. At least that's what I think and so does baby Willy. Like his mom, he is a lover of all things ice cream, so if there is ice cream involved, he's happy. Josh, I'm sure, would not have approved, but he hasn't yet returned from family ski trip, so he didn't get a vote. So, friends, what I need to know is if you, too, find this meal as acceptable and appealing as yours truly. I think you'll be hard pressed to find such a crowd pleaser!
P.S. Email me if you want recipes for any of the above dishes. It would be incredibly un-Relief Society of me if I did not offer the recipes for such a successful meal.