Weekday breakfasts. I do not like cereal. It’s one of the most processed foods on the grocery shelves. My youngest is not a fan of eggs. She’ll take it for about a week. Not a day more. I use to do pancakes or waffles quite a bit because it’s easy. Yes, easy! I made … Continue reading Weekday Breakfast Smorgasbord
Do you cook much? I cook quite a bit. I don’t say it to sound so Martha Stewart, I say it because the more I cook the more I notice that great food is really simple. Great news for us moms! Take mac and cheese for example. It’s pasta, cheese, butter, milk, and flour. What’s … Continue reading Pasta Alfredo is really Mac and Cheese Dressed up in Fancy Pants Cheese.
One of my favorite recipes to make is Breakfast Pizza from the Big Sur Bakery Cookbook. Everyone in the family loves it. I tend to get into “recipe” routines. I crank out the same thing for a couple weeks before I move on to the next best thing. Lately, the pizza has been it. The … Continue reading Breakfast Pizza
This is by far my favorite breakfast. I’d rather get up and make this than go out to eat any day of the week, including Sunday! A few friends have requested the recipe so here it is! German Pancake with Berries (from Parents Magazine) Ingredients: 2 Tbs butter 2 eggs 1/2 cup of all purpose … Continue reading German Pancake with Berries
Smiling Planet finally came out with bowls! I’ve been waiting for this for a while. I love this company. All their products are BPA, phthalate, toxic ink free yet dishwasher safe. I love their aesthetic design and their industrial design. The plates have rims so P can catch that kernel of corn on her spoon easily. … Continue reading Dinaaah Time!
So, although I’m not a fan of candy or sweets I have come to terms with using them as a bargaining tool. I’m struggling with the introduction to salads. I started cutting up cucumber, carrot, tomato and red pepper chunks. I’ve placed them on her plate on a regular basis for the past three … Continue reading The Food Trade
Easter….another holiday that seems to revolve around candy. Ugh! Fortunately, a friend taught me a trick. You offer your kid to trade all but one candy of their choice for a toy of their choice. P traded all her stuff for an India Hello Kitty, which she had been wanting for a while, and I … Continue reading Candy is King
P set the table today for the first time! A couple days ago I finally sat down to eat. I’m always the last one to sit. I do so after I’ve gotten all the last minute needs of everyone else at the table. And, as I often do I forgot something for me, a fork. … Continue reading Setting the table
I’ve found a great solution to P’s teething. P calls it Monkey Juice!…because I put it in her monkey cup.It’s a smoothie with frozen strawberries, mango, pineapple, peaches, a banana, juice, yogurt and protein powder. The cold calms the ache in her mouth. After serving her a cup of the smoothie, I make popsicles out … Continue reading Monkey Juice
Some time in the last two weeks P has mastered eating yogurt on her own! Seriously eating on her own with very few messes and scraping down to the last drop. I love watching her scoop, scrape the bottom of the spoon on the edge of the cup and eat. It’s all done with such … Continue reading I eat on my own.