Monday, December 31, 2007

i promise. it's not your food.

The other night I made Southwest Chicken Soup from Real Simple magazine. It was really good, not a whole lot different from the White Chili recipe from Simply Recipes. It seriously just took a few minutes to make. I highly recommend this recipe.

Anyway, HF sat down to eat and ate a bowl of this soup and an orange and just when he took his last bite of orange, he gagged, leaned over the bowl and threw up in his bowl. Immediately, he looks up at me and Daisy, who are staring on in shock, and says, "I promise it's not your food. It's me." Then he proceeded to continue to gag and dry heave and/or vomit into his bowl at the dinner table. It was totally weird. Finally, I said, "Could you finish doing this in the bathroom?" Once I got over being really weirded out/worried, I thought it was hilarious. He has quite a history of vomiting/gagging. I've chronicled many of those stories here before. The best was when we were at someone's house. They aren't the cleanest people. HF was having a hard time eating with ease and when he began sipping water out of his glass, he saw what appeared to be dirt at the bottom of the glass. He set the glass down, excused himself to the bathroom in a hurry, and dry heaved in the bathroom for a few minutes and then came back out as though nothing had happened at all.

What's wrong with my poor husband?

Monday, December 24, 2007

Saturday, December 22, 2007

if I were santa. . .

i would want:

Peppermint Bark Chocolate Cookies from Simply Recipes. In this recipe is a link to make the peppermint bark. I would have to agree with using high quality white chocolate (Wilton's melting discs or chips or other nice white chocolate) . The cheapo almond bark, or whatever that plasticy packaged stuff at Walmart was, not good at all.

What are you leaving out for Santa?

Wednesday, December 12, 2007


I've been wanting to compile recipes that my kids love or ones that I would want them to have into a kid-friendly family cookbook. I saw in October 2007's Family Fun Magazine an idea at You can put your recipes onto their recipe format and add a picture and print them out at whatever size you want. I thought they were pretty cute. Then you can slide them into a sheet protector and put them in a binder and the kids can look through their family recipes, choose what they want by seeing the pictures, etc. There's a lot you can do with it. So, that's one of my little experiments in the previous post. There's some annoying music that accompanies your design, but you can turn it off. Does anyone else know of a cool way to compile recipes like this for kids? Any ideas? Any websites you know of? Do you like this idea?

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