Friday, January 6, 2012

And now, a few words about one of my favorite things: FOOD!

Did you see the applesauce section in Everyday Food magazine, with a few variations to try?    I decided to try all 4 variations, and last night was our cranberry orange. I made up a chart where each person got to rate it 1-5, with comments. I announced that on applesauce night everyone gets dessert no matter what so that took the pressure off. Dinnertime can be a fight, on other nights.  I'm sure this isn't only in my house right?  RIGHT? 

Anyway, I gave it a 4 - it was great but didn't blow my mind. The kids all gave it a 5, with comments like 'just right ' (#1 son) and 'it's so good' (daughter). I assumed #2 son gave it a 5 because he had 3 servings.  My husband's comment was 'very good' but he still only gave it a 2. This is typical of my husband. The two cats gave it a 0 and their comment was 'not enough fish.' I crack myself up sometimes. 

That's all for me about food. Time to get in the shower while Elmo is still hypnotizing my kids.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy new year!

New Year's has always been my favorite holiday.  This, in spite of the fact that I've had some freaking bad new year's eves.  On the worst one, I got stood up by a boyfriend.  But, what better time to turn over new leaves?  I love fresh starts.  I love the feeling that today, you can reinvent yourself, begin to be a better person in whatever way you choose.  It's liberating, and inspiring. 

I wish you a happy day and a happy 2012.