Wednesday, May 26, 2010

bad blogger!

It's been such a whirlwind I haven't had time to blog...or make anything interesting for dinner lately. Tonight I mixed sweet potato puree with fat free refried beans (I point out the fat free because this dish is just gross when you get it in a restaurant but Whole Foods makes a healthy version that is basically just pintos mashed with spices and garlic) and a side of mashed avocado. Basically we were a tortilla wrap and some salsa shy of a burrito.
But I just bought a couple of new cookbooks (Eggs and New Flavors For Vegetables) and can't wait to try some new stuff. I also bought a bunch of mommy books last weekend during a moment of "I feel like I'm the only person going through this insanity." I've already forgotten most of what I read but this one line stuck out:
"...four days without vegetables never killed anybody." From Just Let Me Lie Down.

Monday, May 10, 2010

mother's day...

We went out for brunch to La Grande Orange and B. had his first full on restaurant meal. I ordered the French toast off the kids' menu figuring it would be (sort of) healthful. Eggs, milk, bread. How bad, right? Except they must dust it with sugar because there was an insanely delicious but probably very unhealthy crackly crust, sort of like the top of a creme brulee. Delicious. And B. loved it but probably won't be getting again. Again, I hold his diet to a completely different standard than mine!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

saturdays are our favorite good food days

Sweet potato pancakes for breakfast (with this recipe). (Do you have any idea how hard it is to find canned pumpkin six months from Thanksgiving?! Hence the substitution.) Roast beef for lunch (what can I say, the kid likes red meat.) And then I slipped chopped up spinach into his mac n cheese for dinner. Woot!
And then we bundled him up for an early meal at SugarFish. Couldn't feed him the sushi, obviously, but we let him suck on the edamame and eat the beans, which somehow he enjoyed more than he does at home.
Oh and then I got a piece of Celebration cake (vanilla cake with confetti sprinkles baked in and vanilla frosting--one of those kid at heart type of cakes) from Susie Cakes on the way home. OMG. I've never been a huge fan of the place but this was insanely good. Though I had to keep hidden until Ben went to bed because we didn't need a repeat of the birthday episode.