Friday, April 17, 2009

Friday, April 17, 2009

Matthew is going through some kind of ridiculous growth spurt and COMPLETELY RAVENOUS!

early breakfast: non-organic cantaloupe. Inlaws went on vacation and sent it home with us so it didn't go bad...

breakfast: eggs (plain) with sliced organic pears... for all of us. Mike and I had non-organic hazelnut decaf coffee. Mine had whole, unrefined cane sugar (from Rapunzel) in it.

snack: Matthew had an overripe organic banana AND rice crackers and so help me I think he snook something else, but not positive.

lunch: we all had peanut butter (Skippy Natural) and jelly (Mike & Matthew had my homemade organic Concord grape and I had the last of the Bonne Maman strawberry with the new Smucker's organic strawberry that's seriously too sweet for me).

snack: hmmmm... that explains a lot. I don't remember one and he was a complete bear. No--wait--I'm wrong: he had an organic apple. Note to self: apples, bananas and rice=constipation.

dinner: well, we DID have pork chops fried in EVOO. Mike also attempted to make mashed sweet potatoes. I had to explain to him that cooking them for 10 minutes in the microwave is not equal to an hour or more in the oven. So they had "texture". I also cut up an organic cucumber. Matthew's was plain, but my family "marinates" them in italian dressing and we had some organic balsamic vinaigrette in the house--so I had it that way. Mike wasn't interested.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

early breakfast: Matthew had pancakes made with Enjoy Life chocolate chips

breakfast: Mike and I had Nature's Promise instant apple oatmeal. Matthew just had an apple.

snack: Matthew had those veggie flavored rice crackers. I GAVE him 4. He then opened the cabinet himself and took another 15. Honestly, he must've been hungry because his behavior was abominable right before this.

...AAAAAND some regular store-brand green olives with pimento in them. Completely safe, but ...???

Lunch: Mike and Matthew had leftover meatloaf (homemade) and canned organic peas. I had tuna pods with maybe 3 bites of peas. All with water.

Snack: we were out and about and all I had on me were crackers!



Dinner... eeek! No clue! Likely some chicken and we have bok choi in the fridge but I have no flaming clue how to cook it. Seriously.


...to be continued...

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Saturday, April 4, 2009

early breakfast: disaster--peeled baby carrots. Matthew's a nightmare without food in the morning, but clearly carrots don't qualify to fulfill this requirement. He ate them, but he was still a nightmare until he ate something else.

breakfast: at Perkins. So he ate a muffin, scrambled eggs with ketchup from home, crispy bacon and OJ (that's actually safe--but given the other stuff, does it matter?). Mike and I ate similarly horrible stuff. I had a Steakhouse Scrambler without sauce, cheese or gravy (and ketchup from home) with strawberries & bananas on the side. Mike had a spinach, bacon & tomato omelette. Plus coffee for the two of us and I had OJ as well. Oh yeah, we had our own muffins.

no snack--breakfast late

lunch: tuna pods (tuna in steamed potato shells)

snack: I seriously think we skipped this, too.

dinner: sushi (ours is completely safe and we buy it in the grocery store--Stop & Shop). Mike also bought some cooked jumbo shrimp and cocktail sauce that had HFCS in it. I promptly put that back in the bag and made our own with Fructos brand horseradish (found in my grocery and the only one I could actually find without soybean or corn oil) and ketchup. Yum!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Friday, April 3, 2009

early breakfast: organic cherry tomatoes (what's left of them from yesterday's delivery because I've been popping them) and some organic, peeled baby carrots

breakfast: eggs with organic zucchini (cook the zucchini in the olive oil first and then add the eggs)

snack: unfortunately we skipped and had early lunch

lunch: Matthew had a hamburger (no bun or anything) with more baby carrots and ketchup. Mike and I had tuna on Nature's Promise Honey & Oat bread with some pickles in it that Mike bought by mistake not realizing pickles could possibly have corn syrup in them (why is there no eyeroll emoticon available on blogger?)

snack: peeled baby carrots (organic)

dinner: rice pasta (Tinkyada) and sauce for me and Mike (Bertoli oil & garlic--which is safe, but Matthew doesn't like sauce)

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Thursday, April 2, 2009

early breakfast: organic grape tomatoes (Nature's Promise)

breakfast: Matthew had eggs with ketchup. Mike had instant Farina (non-organic) and I had instant apple-cinnamon oatmeal (1 pkg non-organic and 1 pkg organic). Plus I had coffee.

snack: Matthew had chips (Lay's Kettle Cooked)

lunch: Skippy Natural peanut butter and my homemade grape jelly for the guys. I had Bonne Maman strawberry jelly with mine.

snack: organic cherry tomatoes from the coop delivery today.

dinner: Matthew had leftover steamed chicken and broccoli. Mike and I had his homemade chicken & white bean chili over brown rice with some canned organic green beans. All with water.

Delivery day...

Things have been too insane to even explain here. My FIL had a heart attack and emergency surgery for stints in his carotid artery and the following week I had some outpatient surgery (with specialists in the week and half leading up to that) and then a few days later our former foster daughter was removed from her mom again--out of state. That was a week and a half ago. It's been an insane roller coaster ride. We're now waiting to see what happens to our former foster daughter.

But today we got a delivery from the coop. Usually we take a share on our Saturday delivery, but I got a new member really late and gave them ours. Today we got:

6 green apples (Mutsu? or granny smith--I hate them, but the boys like them)
easily a dozen yellow onions of varying size--none huge
an ENORMOUS head of red leaf lettuce
2 large green bell peppers
3 huge green zucchini
3 nice sized (large) yellow squash
a small bunch of asparagus
3 small bok chois
8 large carrots
4 really big clementines
8 russet potatoes (not huge, but not tiny)
a pint of cherry tomatoes
a bunch of bananas (still green)
3 large Bartlett pears

This costs my members $49. I paid closer to $20 (my group isn't full or it would be $6 and if I divided, it would be free).

Of course, this won't last US two weeks--not by a long shot. But it's an enormous help.
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