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I was reminded yesterday that my son doesn’t always have a great sense of humor. After being sick all weekend, I was feeling well enough to join my family out for dinner. While we were waiting for our food, I acknowledged to them that I was sorry that their weekend was rather boring because I was sick. My son so lovingly responded, “yea, we had to stay home because you were sick”.
A few minutes later he wanted me to play tic-tac-toe with him on the kids’ menu. I was in the middle of a conversation with Dancing Girl, so I took the crayon and jokingly made some absent minded x’s on his menu. Cue the fit that only a grumpy/hungry/humorless 8 year old can throw. Because apparently I ruined his menu with my 2 errant x’s. After eating his dinner, he was much happier.
Between me ruining his weekend and ruining his menu, I don’t think I was his favorite parent yesterday. I reminded the three of them that there are things to be aware of when I’m gone for 2 weeks soon. When Dude gets over-hungry, he’s miserable and it’s a good situation to avoid.
How is it that Dancing Girl has the best sense of humor ever and he has none?
So, I’m feeling better. The fever has been gone since yesterday morning. Obviously nothing in the way of exercise is going on here. But, I got a lot of reading done over the weekend. Finished a long Tom Clancy book (is there any other kind?) and my book club book from several months ago.
That book was Too Many Cooks:Kitchen Adventures with 1 Mom, 4 Kids and 102 Recipes. It was kind of a cute book, but it made me feel a little inadequate in terms of introducing my kids to a variety of foods. This woman (a professional chef turned author) is pretty creative in the kitchen. I don’t usually have self-doubt after reading a book, but this one got to me a bit. The book tells little stories of the family interspersed with recipes. All kinds of great recipes, this woman really loves food. Her stuff is mostly all natural, she loves to find gourmet markets and interesting foods. Go check it out.
I’m going to make a recipe from the book tonight. Her recipe is for Cornish Pasties, but I’m going to make a few changes. That’s usually a recipe for disaster when I deviate from something. But, she gives lots of variations in all her recipes so I’m going to use sweet potatoes and ground beef. Haven’t decided on the veggie, I have to see what we have. I’m going to do the dough from scratch for sure – yay! I’ll keep you posted.
Back to the real world today, too. I always know I’m really sick when I can ignore the household duties. The laundry pile is overwhelming today.
Do you make changes to recipes the first time you try it?
I'm Carrie, a married mom of two in Southern CA. I made my health a priority a few years ago and am passionate about nutrition and fitness. I blog about running, food and my life and all of the ups and downs that all brings. Thanks for following my journey. Contact me: carrie [at] familyfitnessfood [dot] com