Yummy Eats Down South & A Minor Rant

We once again traveled to Savannah for the Savannah Book Festival, and along with seeing family and checking out some great authors’ talks, we enjoyed delicious food along the way. As soon as H knew that we were planning a trip to Savannah, she put in a request to go to downtown Savannah to eat … [Read more…]

Thanksgiving

After our smallest Thanksgiving ever last year (just Cute W, J, and me — M was away in Colorado), we hosted Thanksgiving again this year for a total of what ended up being 19 of us. Along with the return of guests for Thanksgiving, we also brought back our Thankful Tree tradition. A few years … [Read more…]

Rage Shopping

It is my fondest wish to have a single store that contains every grocery item that I could possibly want, so I’d only ever have to go to one place. Among my local choices, I wish it were Hannaford. I like it there. The people are lovely, the aisles are wide. Alas. One of Hannaford’s … [Read more…]

Scaring My Kid Straight

One thing that happens at school is that, beyond reading and math, kids let to learn about all the terrible things that they shouldn’t do, like smoke, drink, take drugs, or play with matches. Fire safety was one of the first big messages for the kids.

Another Recipe Fail Prompts Me To Establish A Convoluted Rating System That Doesn’t Exist But Should

The other day Cute W messaged me with a link to a recipe. They were cookies that looked decadent, labor-intensive, and utterly delicious. I don’t know why he sends me these things. Seriously, I already make plenty of unhealthful yummy foods that I love to eat, and I don’t need to acquire more unbelievably tasty … [Read more…]

Breaking Bread

Over the weekend at church, we had our annual Thanksgiving service, one of my favorites of the year. Several members of the congregation bring bread: a great-grandmother’s recipe, the new recipe that the 4-year-old always requests, the gluten-free vegan recipe, or the bread they always pick up at Perreca‘s because nobody bakes at home. On … [Read more…]

Produce for Kids/Price Chopper Giveaway!

I’ve said before that I’m always trying to get kids to eat healthfully, and I’ve even shared my tips on how to get kids to eat vegetables. You’ve also heard me say that I’m cheap. So when someone from Produce for Kids® asked if we might want to do a giveway, I said, “Heck, yeah!” … [Read more…]

Recovery Mode

My last post was before M’s big singing performance, and it went very well, thank you. Her singing was lovely and she was happy with it. It appears that this evil bug has passed by the adults of our household. Meanwhile, I dropped some balls in the course of nursing sick children and fretting about … [Read more…]