Thanks ladies! I've always been a good cook, well at least I think. Growing up with a family of 5 and two working parents, I got to cook at an early age! Plus it helped that I have a cook for a SO. He taught me a lot of techniques! ( I think I am much more creative though
I actually have some arrowroot, and used it once for a gravy. I might try it again, with a little less then the last time I made it. Turned out kind of slimy. Maybe I was just too spoiled with learning to make a perfect gravy with a roue! I will try the reduction route as well, when I have more time. Kids were already hungry, and asked every 2 minutes when dinner would be ready. I understand a reduction sauce could take a while. Plus I really didn't get a lot of excess juices this time around.
I won't give in on the bread, I really don't think its necessary for kids to eat. As far as potatoes go, I may give in on that per your advice, but it IS a pain to make two separate side dishes, especially when I work the mornings. Also, I think I might be a bit afraid of eating them too, if they are in front of me.
So glad to be reassured that fats from meat are perfectly okay to eat, as its my favorite part!
Last edited by JenLiana; 06-23-2013 at 08:26 PM.
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