Sunday, January 17, 2010

Starbucks continued

Oh, I forgot to mention something. Look who was pestering me at Starbucks. She wanted to sit beside me and chat. I felt bad for her. She looked so skinny and hungry and here I was writing down my new years resolutions and snacking on a croissant. I finally told her to bugger off. I'm a busy writer.
Well, I Gotta run, Thai food has arrived. I guess that is my take out for the next two weeks. (see New Years Resolution List).

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Love my half sweet mocha

On my way to the gym this morning, thought I would just stop by the mall to pick up my new winter coat. Unfortunately, Starbucks is beside said store and the half sweet non-fat no whip mocha was calling my name. I pulled out my writing journal (as all new aspiring writers carry with them at all times), and decided to use my time wisely. I'm a multi-tasking women. Will write my New Years Resolutions. Still January, so not too late.

  • 1. Work out at least three times per week, starting tomorrow. Actually, scratch that, starting Monday, since Sunday just doesn't work for me.
  • 2. Loose 20 lbs. Plan to cut out nightly chip and dip ritual. Will have to find some other means to increase my salt intake.
  • 3. Try not to loose my cool with the kids. Vow not to develop sore throat from yelling.
  • 4. Use time more wisely.

Signing out. Mocha is now finished. Further resolutions will have to wait. Since I am already at the mall and don't have kids with me, feel it would be better use of my time to go shopping.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Gluten Free Meals That Kids Will (Learn to) Eat

After discovering my son had a multitude of allergies and was also intolerant to gluten, it became my mission to find good tasting recipes. No doubt, kids are picky eaters. If it's not the taste, it's the texture they are rejecting. Now, remove all food they traditionally love (pasta, pizza and chicken fingers) and your left with a nervous breakdown every night at dinner.

This post is dedicated to listing healthy, good tasting meals that kids will eat.

Disclaimer: I usually have to feed any new foods at least 10 times before my kids will "accept it". This is long arduous work. You must endure the whining night after night. Be strong. Do not break. They will come to love all veggies and even eat Dad's blue cheese. Variety being the spice of life, they will come to love many different foods. Our dinner table rule is that one bite must be tried. Thus, they unknowingly are developing a palate for this new food.

Please feel free to share any meal ideas.
This blog is under construction. Estimated time to completion is March 2010.