My 15-year-old son unexpectedly had some overnight guests last night. I don't mind last-minute overnights, because the kids are good and I know what they're up to. There's nothing sweeter than knowing exactly what your teenager and his friends are up to on a weekend night.
Anyway, here is my dilemma: what to feed them. They are large, athletic guys who tend to crave large quantities of meat. Last night, I ordered them each a $5 pizza from Domino's. I was distracted from moving some furniture and didn't want to take the time to cook; so I figured they'd have pizza and I'd have some canned soup. This would have worked out fine if I didn't even see the pizza, but one of the kids left before his pizza showed up, so I had a piping-hot medium extra-cheese pizza staring me down in the kitchen. Hmm ... canned soup, or piping-hot pizza?
They awakened around 8:00am and we had nothing but dirty dishes in the kitchen. Rather than wake up early and cook and clean on a Saturday morning, I opted to go to McDonald's for them. Second bad choice. Nevermind the apple-walnut salad, I headed straight for what the boys were getting - sausage mcgriddle.
So, I would like to find easy and healthier options for feeding these guys at both dinner and breakfast. Does anybody have any suggestions for a happy medium; filling, appealing to male teenagers, yet not sabotaging Mom's diet?
Thanks in advance ...