3 Moms: Kids Eat Free!

Well, kids eat for free every day at my house but last night our dinner plans (re: the people who were coming to dinner at our house and bringing the food) cancelled due to illness and instead of figuring out what to make for dinner I went on a walk with the kids. When I returned to the house well after dinner time, I asked dh if we could head over to the local taco place for kids eat free night. He agreed.

Love that the cashier didn’t flinch when we got 4 free kids meals and a free taco with our order.


Breakfast was cereal. I found some major sales the night before at the commissary, so our pantry is loaded with cereal right now. Cereal is usually the breakfast of choice the night after I come home from the commissary because I stay up late putting the groceries away.

Lunch was leftovers. Dh was determined to get rid of every last bit of what was left in the fridge. The kids were less than thrilled with another meal of turkey, but after they finished the leftovers a box of Cheez-its appeared. After lunch we headed to the garage for a big clean out!

The garage clean turned into quite the adventure as we found evidence of a furry friend that has taken up refuge in the garage. Eeeek!

Everyone helped in the garage… or played in the yard. 🙂

Dinner was a favorite, turkey tetrazinni. I had planned on making some sides, but the garage cleaning, bike ride, and walk took most of the afternoon. The tetrazinni came together in less than thirty minutes, so even though dinner was started after 6:30 pm everyone was in bed before nine.


Breakfast was French toast. I usually make my own bread, but the commissary had potato bread on sale for $1.17 a loaf, so I bought four loaves for one of our favorite breakfasts.

Lunch was salad, cut veggies, and sandwiches. Apparently leftovers were sent home with one of my kids from a church meeting this week, so we have another bag of salad to eat. A few of my kids love salad, so this was a great deal for us!

My peanut butter girl has decided that peanut butter also tastes good on peanut butter granola bars.

Dinner was served at California Tortilla. We had tacos, quesadillas, chips, brownies, burrtios, and drinks for under $30.

The beautiful weather has kept me outside and out of the kitchen, and that’s okay with me. There are plenty of dreary days for cooking.

Don’t forget to stop by Jen and Kate’s blogs to see how they are doing this week!


  1. I didn’t realize that California Tortilla had a kids eat free night ~ I’ll definitely have to check that out. We all love that place 🙂

  2. Sometimes it’s ok to splurge and get out of the house! I know that breaking up the routine everyonce in a while can be challenging and fun. I enjoy going out to dinner with my family and we try to do it once a month. Helps the kids practice their table manners outside the house and give mommy a break from cooking. I consider it my day off!

  3. I LOVE LOVE LOVE California Tortilla! Yum!

  4. Sherri B-B says:

    I love CalTort, too.
    If you subscribe to the newsletter, you are notified of other free offers. The newsletters, written by Pam- one of the owners, are also very funny. Pam is a hoot! I love free Poptart day…
    And finally, get their Burrito Elito card; they put free food on it for you!

  5. Your peanut butter girl makes me smile. I LOVE peanut butter – try it on a cereal she doesn’t really like, or ice cream, or nutella, or a spoon…..

  6. Sounds fun!! I need to figure out which restaurants near me have a kids eat free night and when it is – now that all three of mine are eating that would be the only way we can eat out. 🙂

  7. Martin’s potato bread…yum! I live close to where they make it, it’s a family favorite.

  8. Yesterday, we took the kids to a local park and brought some wild bird seed. My oldest DD stood very still and a little chickadee landed on her hand ate the bird feed. Of course the other two wanted the same thing to happen to them so we were at the park for quite awhile, so we took kids to our favourite restaurant (East Side Mario’s)and we were surprised to find out it was kids-eat-free night. It’s great to get out and enjoy the weather and “splurge” every so often

    • TheHappyHousewife says:

      Wow, that is amazing about the bird! I love Kid’s Eat Free nights, it is the only time eating out is doable for our family. 🙂

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