In case you haven't noticed, there is an additional child in our family photo. I would like you all to meet the newest member of our family. She is the pretty little 7 year old in the purple dress. "Eloise" now has a little sister. We have decided to call her, "Amelia Bedelia".

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Miracles Never Cease....

(Chicken Picata w/ artichoke, tomatoes, capers, etc...)

 For those of you who personally know me,
 it is a well known fact
 that my hubby and daughter
 are purely carnivores
purely junk- food- ivores.
It has been source of contention in my home
 for quite some time.

 (Beef, avocado, sprouts, & spinach rolls)

After having a family pow wow 
a week ago,
the other two thirds of my family
 decided to willingly surrender!

 (15 grain bread, low fat cheese, lean meat, pure joy)

We now drink a low fat,
fruit & protein filled
smoothie for breakfast,
then we eat several veggie & fruit filled
 mini meals throughout the day.
(the above pics are just a sampling) 
Words cannot convey
 the long awaited joy that I feel,
 knowing that I am
not serving my family foods that will
harm and possibly kill them.
This is truly a
Happy Mothers Day!

 Eloise & Cousin planting seeds.

 Some seeds that Eloise started earlier this year.
This is an old picture.
The plants are bigger now.
We actually used the sweet Basil 
in the Chicken Picata dish at the top.

This is a bonus post:
      I just wanted to share how industrious and resourceful my little darling is. About once a year, I go through my closet and get rid of all shoes that are really unbalanced. For some reason the outsides of my heels wear out really quickly. After a while, I can't walk in them comfortably because my feet fall to the outside. This in turn causes my ankles to twist, my knees to hurt, and my back gets all out of whack.
Anywho... I recently did a shoe tossing. After I dumped three pairs of shoes in the garbage, I returned to my closet to wipe down all of the keepers. I suddenly became aware of a whirring noise. Upon further investigation, I realized that Eloise had rescued the cast off shoes. She was using the "pedi paws" spinning pet-claw file to even out the heels. Now I can get another season out of my favorite sandals.
 I love that kid. 


Jessica said...

I just went to see a podiatrist last week and found out that my feet and ankles pronate inward (sounds like yours go outward). Anyways, to correct it I need orthotics (inserts to put in my shoes). Not sure if you're familiar with this. Might help you! They are very pricey and you have to see a podiatrist for them. :)

Jennifer said...

You are so amazing when it comes to food creations. When I get rich, can I pay you to cook for me? lol

Betsy said...

Please tell me you took a picture of Alan eating a bean sprout....I WANT PROOF!