Who says cleaning out the freezer/fridge can't be fun? It's one of our favorite days around here! During the week, I throw our leftover veggies in a big ziploc baggie that I keep in the freezer. When it's full, I make a huge pot of veggie soup, using the Olive Garden Pasta Fagioli Soup recipe as the base.
Normally, this is kid-feeding suicide....LEFTOVER VEGGIES thrown in a soup?? Well, if you take about five extra minutes you can turn this into one of your kids' favorite dinners! It's all about presentation.;) Add some Doggie Biscuits, let them eat in the Dog House, and you have a winner!
Olive Garden Pasta Fagioli Soup (add your own veggies/whatever you have on hand)
Doggie Biscuits (recipe below)
The Dog House (instructions below)
Can of Refrigerator biscuits (any kind)
Open can, seperate biscuits. Pinch off about half of biscuit and make into circle shape. Seperate the rest of biscuit into 3 or 4 pieces and roll into balls. Place around the top of the larger piece to look like a "pawprint". Bake as directed.
Find some old sheets or tablecloths, cover them over your kitchen table so edges touch the ground. Print or make a Doghouse Sign (optional). Let them climb in to eat! Smile when they tell their teacher at school that their mom makes them eat in the doghouse.:)
Here's the Doghouse Sign, click to enlarge and print.