Sep 18th, 2010 // Breakfast, Drinks, Healthy, Recipes
Our friends came over for brunch with their baby in one arm and a bag of fresh fruit from the farmers market in the other. They asked for a cutting board, a knife and a bowl when they arrived. I thought this was such a lovely way to go about making a truly FRESH fruit salad. In between cuddling our newbie and their own they chopped up fresh plums, cantaloupe, strawberries and peaches. Then they took a big bunch of mint and chopped that up too and tossed it in with the fruit salad. I never put mint in my fruit salad so I couldn’t wait to taste it… Read more after the jump…
Sep 17th, 2010 // Breakfast, Recipes, Veggie Friendly
I had to travel again for business again this week and my sweet husband has been orchestrating all of the activities for the little ones in my life. I was really excited to be flying home last night and I was very much looking forward to cooking with my kid in the morning but instead this happened: Just before 6pm some colleagues and I spent 15 minutes trying to hail a cab. It was drizzling so we knew it wouldn’t be easy. I finally flagged down an off duty cab and begged for him to take us to the airport. I promised a good tip and he agreed. Getting out of the city was a nightmare, but we assumed it would be smooth sailing after that. WRONG. 4+ plus hours later we were still 10 miles from the airport (the entire trip should have taken 30 minutes) and our plane had just taken off without us. We asked our off duty cabbie to turn around and take us back. He was so lovely about it even though he had complete license to be an ass. As we drove back, the radio spewed a million stories about traffic jams and tales of over 1000 downed trees, flipped tractor trailers and flooding. A tornado had hit New York! We arrived back at our hotel and re-booked ourselves for a morning flight and then headed out for Thai food in the city that never sleeps. Our adventure was far from over…
What you are looking at (above) is the guy who sat next to us on the plane. It was pretty obvious that he was either drunk or high. Immediately upon sitting down he opened a chocolate bar and then proceeded to go right to sleep. He slept with that chocolate bar melting in his hand and onto his other hand. He then woke up, stretched and rubbed his head with his chocolate covered hand. After doing a half-assed job licking the remaining chocolate off his hand he rang the call button for the flight attendant. No, he did not ask for a napkin. Instead he asked for milk.
He opened the milk and then immediately fell asleep. Yes, with the milk open in his hand. What do you think happened next? Good guess! He spilled it ALL OVER himself and all over my esteemed colleague who had to change into her pajamas because, well, you know… were already wearing 2 day old clothes from getting stuck in NY in the first place. Speaking of milk, the morning before I left town my kid and I used up our milk and the left over New Year Challah to make French toast…
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Sep 15th, 2010 // Uncategorized
Can you help us solve this mystery? I cut into this granny smith apple and handed it to my kid without looking twice. He took a little nibble and then I realized that the apple was very strange looking. The apple smelled normal, felt normal and looked totally normal on the outside. I’ve never seen anything quite like it. Have you?
Sep 14th, 2010 // Lunch, Recipes
I’m a sucker for Chinese chicken salad so the idea to make a sandwich using the same flavors was really a no-brainer for me. Plus, the main ingredient is peanut butter – which is is generally pretty kid friendly.
The dressing has apple cider vinegar in it. When we started to measure it in, my kid asked if it was apple juice. No, I replied. Can I try it? He asked. I attempted to explain that he wouldn’t like it but then I decided to let him give it a whirl. I think that was a mistake because he would not touch the dressing after trying that vinegar. Ooops!
He remained a dutiful helper none-the-less and we had some beautiful sandwiches to show for it. We even made one with tofu for my husband! Now for the recipe…
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Sep 13th, 2010 // Breakfast, Desserts, Healthy, Lunch, Recipes, Veggie Friendly
We had friends over this weekend and it dawned on me that my kid and I have never really arranged food together. Mostly we just make the food and then he scurries off to was his hands before we sit down to dinner.
I love the way a fruit platter looks on the table especially at a brunch. It’s best if it is asymmetrical and all the fruit looks like it just kind of fell in pools onto the tray.
Although we tend to try to make things orderly, kids are really great at arranging things more randomly. Turns out my kid makes a great fruit arranger.
Funny, even after lining up these strawberries, his instinct was to then pool them together in the middle.
I think holding on to this skill might be more valuable than any recipe I could ever teach him. Does it get any more beautiful than this?