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Roasted Salmon and Lentils

My boys ask the same question every day.
Can my friends come over today”.
It doesn’t matter if they’ve seen their friends all day at school.
It doesn’t matter if they’ve just returned home from their after school activities (which they do with their friends).
It doesn’t matter if they’ve had friends over or been at friend’s houses every day this week.
It doesn’t matter if they’re sick. Or tired. Or what time of day it is.
It’s always the same question.

This question is then followed by,
Can they stay for dinner?”
And then,
Can they have a sleepover? Pleeeaaase???!!!!” 

As I headed home from school with a car full of 12 year old boys we were clearly at question 2.
They were suggesting a pizza night! Or maybe a hot dog night! Or tacos!

I told them they could stay as long as they were prepared to eat salmon and lentils.

They all went home for dinner.

Q3 didn’t even come up!!!!

We enjoyed this dish. It was hearty and satisfying.
And surprisingly easy to make!

That’s what I’ve come to love about French Fridays with Dorie. It’s become very much a family thing. We talk about the recipe of the week. The kids ask questions and they feel they are part of something bigger. They are more open and willing to try new things because they believe their opinion of the final product is valued!

I can’t wait to see what the other member of French Fridays with Dorie thought!