Wednesday, January 14, 2015


Yes, Garlic. So recently I read the 100 Days of Real Food (great book, by the way) and started making a few of the recipes at home. We have already made huge progress with what we eat at home, but I needed to add a few new things to my recipe rotation. Many of her recipes call for fresh garlic. I have a love/hate relationship with garlic. I love the taste and how it makes my cooking so much more yummy, but I HATE chopping it, peeling it, and basically getting it into my food. I can never get the smell off of my hands. I hate that. I decided to solve this problem by taking a break from fresh garlic and buying that nice little jar of already minced garlic. Perfect solution to my problem, right?

And then this happened...

Epic fail! Nothing like trying to avoid garlic smell by buying a jar of garlic and then proceeding to accidentally drop it on its way back to the fridge...requiring me to clean up ten times the amount of stinky garlic with my bare hands. Bleck!

Needless to say, looks like I am going to bed tonight with garlic scented fingernails.

Sweet Dreams!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Four to the Store

Sometimes I have moments of craziness. Like taking four to the store on a Saturday morning. Obvious I bribed them to participate in this fun little outing with a promise that they could wear whatever they wanted. They picked wisely and we rolled into our local grocery with three Superheroes and a girl baby superhero - the boys rationalized that this WAS in fact her costume and they made sure to tell any strangers who asked about it...

Most of the strangers smiled and gave me the knowing "I have been there" looks. 

Of course, the secret to making this strategy work is to make it in and out of the store in about 27 minutes flat. Watch out, Y'all, here comes the crazy circus with a giant overloaded two-kid cart! =)

Three cheers for a happy Saturday morning ending!

I suppose that Henry is now technically the Second Oldest kid, but he still photographs like a Middle Kid, don't you think? =)