Tuesday, September 29

Deceptively Delicious?

There was a huge bin of bargain books at Kroger yesterday and I couldn't help but dig through it for a little while. Actually, what caught my eye was Jessica Seinfeld's cookbook called Deceptively Delicious priced at just a few dollars. If you haven't seen or heard of this, Mrs. Seinfeld (yes, Jerry's wife) has found ways to sneak vegetables into meals to get her kids to eat more healthfully. It's an interesting idea, has anyone tried this? She still puts plain vegetables on their plates as well, so they still have to eat vegetables knowingly to learn to make healthy food choices. The book is full of recipes for kid-friendly foods to which she has figured out what kind of vegetable purees can be added that don't detract from the flavor. For a few dollars, I was willing to check it out and possibly give it a try (though probably not until I get a food processor - I'm thinking Christmas present...).

Thinking about the author made me feel pretty inadequate. She (supposedly) stumbled on this idea while making food for her baby - something I never felt quite convicted enough to trouble with. The baby she talks about is her third - I am having a hard enough time getting a meal on the table with two kids - we won't go into whether it's a healthy meal or not. She purees vegetables and makes homemade meals AND has made them enough times that they have been taste-tested enough to put in a book. Oh yeah, and she wrote a book! With three kids! And a famous, probably very busy husband! Do you think she actually wrote it?

Well, the kids are awake now (they actually slept in while Daddy is out of town - thank you, God!!) and I need to go pour some cereal. I wonder what puree could be added to that... :)

Monday, September 28

A Couple Pictures from the Summer

To follow up on Angela's last post, here are a couple pictures from the summer that I had on my phone. Enjoy.

Angela's Birthday
Kate helping to pack for the big move this summer.
Angela and James at King's Island on the Middle School End of Summer trip.
Owen and Kate at Nanna and Grandfather's house.

Thursday, September 24

Catching up!

Since the last post here, we have sold a house, bought a house, moved, unpacked, gone on a youth mission trip and a youth end of summer trip, celebrated two birthdays, started Mothers Day Out (BOTH kids this year), had a garage sale, got sick and recovered - mostly. Whew! Is it any wonder I haven't posted in two months? Please hang in there and I'll try to post some pictures (if I can find any - I haven't taken many with all that's been going on). I'll also post some pictures of our new house soon! I wanted to wait until there were at least no more boxes lying around, but I think we've now unpacked them all so stay tuned!