Amy's such a gracious host of Virtual Coffee. Stop over to have a few more sips with other friends if you are interested and link up your own!
We picked a perfect morning for sharing a cupe of coffee this week! The sun is shining here in Chicagoland, and it's really turned around all of our moods.
And thank God for that.
Because last week, you didn't want to know us. At.all.
The children were in rare form, and I literally had to PEEL them off of my legs last Thursday because they attached themselves ala super-glue style as I was making dinner.
Dinner that they refused to eat, of course, even though G. had begged me, "Oh, mommy, please make spaghetti."
Anyway, I think we've turned the corner and can rescind from our hermit lifestyles without fear of our friends running in a mad dash from our house to escape the crying and whining.
By the way, what's with dinner time anyway? Is it super stressful at your house, too?
All of the figure-out -what-to-make, don't-touch-the-raw-meat, make-it, hey-stop-touching-the-stove, get-it-on-the-table, wash-your-hands, no-wash-your-hands-with-soap, please-let's-pray-before-you-take-a-bite and please-stop-whining-about-the-ketchup/size-of-your-spoon/wearing-the-smaller-big, oh,E,-food-goes-in-your-mouth-MOUTH madness has thrown me into a dinner funk.
Mostly, I want to feed them yogurt because it's super-simple preparation, and I know it will end up in their bellies and not in the dog's.
Especially E., who currently only wants that or breastmilk.
But I suppose G. and John need veggies, no?
Well, I need to incorporate veggies.
I don't know about you, but as a mega-food lover in recovery, I really have to take care not to just shovel junk food in my mouth during the holiday season.
Thanksgiving hasn't been so bad the past five years but Christmas? With the cookies and the eggnog lattes and the pumpkin crunch trail mix Allison shared at her place during coffee and, well, the cookies -- it's all very tempting to revert back to my old eating habits for a few weeks. But I know all that sugar will likely leave me ill, unfilled and with jeans that don't fit.
So I will be strong. And I will instead indulge on the parmesan tilapia recipe Sarah shared today.
How do you handle the holiday season in regard to food?
Are you ready for Thanksgiving and Christmas or Hannaukah?
And now can I put up my Christmas tree? Or is it still too early?
And how are you?
Thanks for having coffee today!