Monday, October 4, 2010

Healthy elves

In an attempt to feed little mouths fresh fruit and veggies without going broke,  I often try to hit my favorite grocery store, Woodman's, between 8:30 and 9:00.  This magic window is when I can get the best produce prices.  This morning, I was favored by the "Woodman's elves."

1 ripe honeydew melon: $.79
1 ripe cantaloupe: $.79
10 oz organic herb salad mix: $1.39
10 oz organic baby greens salad mix: $.99
4 lb ripe strawberries (with a total of four berries I had to discard): $1.78

Happy mama, healthy kids: priceless.

Monday rush

So, today we had Pakistani Kima from the More with Less Cookbook.

Basically, it's hamburger curry with a fancy name.  It's fast.  It's good.  It's cheap.  It's one of my favorites.
I serve it with fresh brown rice.

Also, I made a dessert that my kids adored.

I sliced strawberries into little bowls, topped with a dollop of whipped cream and drizzled chocolate syrup on top.  I put it down in front of my three-year-old and his face lit up and he declared, "I LIKE it!"

Mission: accomplished.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Breakfast of Champions

This morning I couldn't sleep (stress, I guess), so I got up early to make breakfast for the troops.  I also had to make 20-25 of *something* to take to a mother/daughter tea this morning.  So, I flipped through my tried and true old-school Betty Crocker book (the kind you can only get at used book stores).  They had a recipe for "Buttons and Bowknots", but it required biscuit baking mix, which I don't use, so I don't have.  So, instead I found my old BC stir and roll biscuit recipe, which is fast and good.  I used coconut oil (thanks, mom!) instead of olive oil.
I rolled tablespoonfuls of dough into balls and then into cinnamon-sugar ad baked them.
Currently Bri, my early riser, is devouring them with gusto, having finished off her cantalope.  I'm also going to have enough left over to take to tea.

Mission: accomplished.

Friday, October 1, 2010


So, yesterday I was under the weather.  And the kids were bouncing off the walls.  So, we had macaroni and cheese (from the box) with cut up hotdogs in it.  Easy for me, delicious for them, everyone's happy, right?

Well, not me.  With the best of healthy intentions, dinners like that make me feel guilty.  Oh, well.  Today is a new day.