Dinner plans: Lots of restrictions - please help
March 2, 2014 5:59 PM Subscribe
I'll be in Azerbaijan this summer with my 5 year old. Last summer we were there and I found that we were eating the same thing over and over again. Here are the issues:
- 5-year-old is picky - when in the U.S. he likes pasta, pizza, chick'n nuggets, smart dogs, mac and cheese, burgers, fries. Veggies I sneak into other things. Fruits he eats a lot of.
- I don't eat meat except for chicken and occasionally fish
- While lots of yummy fresh veggies are available, much of my favorite stuff isn't available easily and this is especially true of cheeses and spices
- I am a pretty lazy cook
- Processed food (like my kid likes, like nuggets) is almost impossible to get
Thus last summer was pasta over and over again, eggs, and more pasta. I brought some powered cheese to make fake mac and cheese, although it didn't work well. But more importantly, kid was behaviorally off the wall and I tie a lot of that too his food intake.
I want to do better next summer. I am thinking that I'll bring a crock pot, as I use that a lot at home. I was thinking that eggplant parm would be a good idea, on the occasion that I could find cheese. Pancakes maybe? Homemade pizza dough? Pasta with more interesting stuff? Like this
But I'd love recipe suggestions that fit this weird set of constraints.