“I added chicken broth to leftover lasagna and said it was soup.” —K.C.
“I served leftover birthday cake and said it was a new day after-birthday tradition.” —J.P.S.
“After a particularly stressful day, my toddler and I shared a package of chocolate-chip cookies for dinner. No regrets.” —K.H.
“We gave the 2-year-old a slice of cheese to hold her over until we could figure out what to eat, and then she went to bed before we gave her anything else.” —C.S.
“Peanut-butter-and-syrup sandwiches—out of jelly and out of give-a-care.” —C.V.
“Always default to pickles.” —K.K.W.
“I let my daughter eat a can of black olives for dinner because I had worked for 13 hours and was just too tired.” —K.W.
“A giant bucket of popcorn at the movies—with beef jerky that I snuck in. Because protein.” —M.T.G.
“Sometimes you just gotta throw down some cereal and call it a night.”—K.G.L.
“A waffle my toddler found on the floor of the minivan.” –R.D.
“I cannot count the number of times my kids eat a little bowl of shredded cheese and a Popsicle and I count it as dinner. If it ain't broke...” –R.S.
“A tub of cool whip.” –M.F.
“Tonight it's fries. Just fries...” –N.H.
“Absolutely nothing!” –S.L.M.
“I literally just gave 2 of my kids a can of smoked baby clams in oil for dinner!” –T.G.
“Tonight my daughter wants a tortilla for dinner... and I said ok.” –A.H.