When I suggested we eat crackers and cheese for dinner, T insisted it didn't have enough nutrients and demanded I make something healthier. Although he did go fetch me some cheese and crackers so I would have the energy to do so.

So healthy he wanted, healthy he got. I thought I had made another vegetarian entree, until I realized that I'd added bacon. I always do that-- think I'm making a vegetarian dish just because I don't have a big ol' slab of meat on the plate. However I did taste this before I added the bacon, so it could be made vegetarian just by leaving it out.

I didn't have high hopes for this meal since we really don't have much in the house, but it turned out well enough I'll share with you. I made it hot because W has a hard time eating raw vegetables, but it would probably be pretty good as a cold salad, too. Maybe better.

First, sautee about 1/2 an onion in butter, along with a handful of baby carrots which have been sliced and chopped (to reduce toddler choking risk-- just slice them if for adults). Steam a bag of frozen broccoli florets, then roughly chop them, and add them to the onions and carrots. While all that is in the pan, microwave a few small red potatoes until soft. When they are done, chop them into bite-sized pieces (I usually do 8ths). Then put all of the ingredients in a big bowl, and add two heaping tablespoons (probably more like 1/4 cup) of mayo, then white wine vinegar to taste (1T?). Stir to mix. Add a few slices of cooked chopped bacon if you're not a vegetarian. Et voila, a kind-of healthy dinner. Or at least one including several food groups, which counts in my book.