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The Innovative Dad

A psychologist’s blog about raising and educating children through the lens innovation.

Menu Plan – Week of July 25

Menu Plan – Week of July 25

This week, when I asked my kids for input into what we should eat, I was met with a table full of blank stares. Needless to say, this wasn't encouraging. Clearly, a dose of inspiration was needed. One of my kids grabbed a kid-friendly cookbook and started calling out...

Instant Pot Enchilada Sauce

Ingredients 2 tsp chopped garlic 6 tablespoons vegetable or canola oil 5 tablespoons chili powder (add more if you like it spicier or reduce for a milder flavor) 2 cans diced tomatoes, including liquid (avoid using seasoned cans) 1 can tomato paste 2 teaspoons of...

Menu Plan – Week of July 19

Menu Plan – Week of July 19

Menu planning requires a degree of flexibility. Our plan last week made it through to the end of the week with a few minor changes. This week's plan changed several times from when I wrote it down and continue to change even while I was cooking! Prepping ahead was an...

Squash Souffle

1 package of frozen butternut squash1/2 cup of sugar1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powderA splash of vanilla2 tablespoons of flour3 eggs1/4 pound melted margarine or 1/2 cup of canola oilCinnamon Preheat oven to 350 degrees.Steam squash and drain well.Add sugar, baking...

Menu Plan – Week of July 10

Menu Plan – Week of July 10

One lesson I've learned from trying to be an innovative parent is the importance of meal planning. It makes shopping and prepping easier and sometimes cuts down on how many times I'm asked what's for dinner (we post the menu on the fridge and put it in our Google...

Linda’s Blintz Souffle’

This dish is a staple of our friend Linda's table. It combines delicious blintzes with a yummy eggy souffle'. Our go to is to combine cheese blintzes with cherry blintzes but you can put in your own favorites. We tend to use Golden Blintzes as you can almost always...

Are We Post-COVID? Helping Your Family Adjust

Are We Post-COVID? Helping Your Family Adjust

With the warmth of the summer building, we’re starting to think about the fun of summer. This summer, though, might be a little different because we might be moving towards post-COVID life.
Many families are apprehensive about returning completely to normal. Yet, we want our kids to have a normal summer. So what do we do?

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