Saturday, August 31, 2013

Day 5

Outfit of the day was another skating shirt and khaki shorts.
The poor boy's allergies were going crazy this morning :(
Lunch today was leftover tofu helper, crackers, nana slices, mango yummy earth lollipop, applesauce, and apple and eve fruit punch.

Dinner tonight was nice. Nothing like good food and cherry wine :) and a napkin monkeybutt custom designed for me. It says I love you times infinity :)
A close up of the meal. Teriyaki tofu, Frenched green beans, salad with Woodstock dressing, and bilkelekh rolls, with a glass of cherry wine. 
It was a nice relaxing evening and I accidentally fell asleep while cuddling with lil man after a story.

4th day of school

Little man had a rough day today at school, and I had a rough day at work. His lunch today (or what didn't get dropped on the floor anyway) was a pb&j Sammie, pistachios, crackers, chocolate soy milk, applesauce, and a pomegranate pucker yummy earth organic lollipop.
Little man wore his zombie shirt today. Dinner was tofu helper, zucchini fries (he hates zucchini, but I can now get him to eat it in bread, cookie or fry form), and a small salad with baby greens, cukes and red beans. 

3rd day

Little man had a blast in p.e. today! They had races and then a tag/foam noodle fight. Outfit for today was his Bazinga shirt. Standing in front of his Sheldon poster. With his DKNY black and graylaid shorts. 
Lunch today was an airplane pb &j Sammie, carrot fries with ketchup, organic applesauce, cashews, pistachios, and white chocolate chips, and a couple of club crackers, with a vanilla almond milk.
For dinner tonight, we made blue corn, teff and whole wheat pizzas. Mine with jalapeƱo, olive, and onion, his with just olives. And a little daiya provolone as it was the only "cheese" we had in abundance at the time. The sauce was made from fresh Romas from out garden.
Look at that sauce simmering away!
After dinner we went swimming (I can't believe it's the end of August and it was 99 today) and worked on his spelling words, and word scramble homework. A good day overall!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Day 2

Little man had Spanish class today. I think it's great to introduce a second language while they're young, and their brains are still little sponges. I also think it's great because his lil satito butt needs to learn Spanish. He had fun today at school. He eagerly explained the rules that they follow, and the consequences at each step when they don't listen. They did a activity to get to know each other like class room bingo, and one with numbers where each number represents something about their home life. (I.e. 0 I have 0 cats. 1 I have 1 pug. 2 I have 2 living sea monkeys. 3 there are 3 people in our house.) it was a cute way to learn about each other. His teacher seems really sweet, and I am relieved that there are no nut restrictions in his class this year. This simplifies the lunch making for me, and gives us tons of different options :) lunch today was sliced pink pearl apples with peanut butter to dip them in, banana slices, peanut butter and jelly tug boats, fish, and whale mini-sammies on Rudi's multigrain oat bread, with carrot waves, fish, and sun. Carrot sticks with ketchup (weird,  I know, but I guess at least he isn't a ranch junkie lol.)  Veggie pirates booty, cashews, and vanilla almond milk. The joke today was "why did the elementary school student get a ladder? So he could go to HIGH school"  The outfit for today was a black and white striped polo shirt that says "grind shred sk8 park" with orange shorts. 

Such silly faces and poses from this guy!
The lunch

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

And so it begins...

80's first day of second grade went well. He made a new friend named Creighton, and they played Skylanders (3D pretend to be characters version, they don't have gaming systems at recess.) He made a Darth Vader ladybug in art, and they red "First Day Jitters" to break the ice and ease them into their first day. His new teacher seems really nice, and it was good to see him excited to go to school. His joke note of the day was "what did one math book say to the other? I've got a lot of problems" his outfit was a red shirt with Darth Vader skate boarding, his cool new shoes, and plaid shorts.  (The Star Wars theme is kinda ironic because neither of us has ever actually seen Star Wars. His birthday theme this year was angry birds Star Wars, and we just finished off the first two books in the Origami Yoda series.) Lunch today was baked tofu penguins, bear, frog, and bunnies, on top of rotini in smoky tomato vinaigrette with olives, and the tofu animal crew, had carrot accent, with Oppenheimer white chocolate chips, organic pink pearl apples, agave in the little bear, and a chocolate almond milk. Oh, and he loved the Origami Yoda I left for him in the bathroom :)

Oatmeal and oranges for breakfast

Monday, August 26, 2013

'twas the night before 2nd grade

'Twas the night before second grade, and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even the pug.  His backpack was hung from the dining room chair, loaded with notebooks and back to school gear.  Monkey butt was nestled, all snug in his bed, while visions of zombie killing pea shooters danced in his head. Regi and her Mac book, and I, with iPad, had just settled down for an episode of Breaking Bad. Then in the kitchen there arose such a clatter, I sprung from the sofa to see what was the matter. Away to the doorway I flew like a flash, tripped over the vacuum and caused quite a crash. The moon light reflecting off Hootie the Beta's fish bowl, illuminated the counters, and floor down below. When, what to my wondering eyes should appear, but a new, shiny red bento, and cutlery set from last year. With tofu bunnies, and penguins, and frog, atop of rotini they sat like a dog. With agave in a bear, and a sliced pink pearl apple, and chocolate almond milk, so much better than Snapple! There was a sprinkling of Oppenheimer white chocolate chips, and carrot expressions on the tofu critters, to cross over his lips. Sliced olives, and rotini, in a smoky tomato vinaigrette sauce,and a little note card, with a funny joke about math, I thought "Surely this is a lunch he won't toss." And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the stove, the zipping of a sparkly Spider-Man lunch bag; what a trove! As I drew in my head and was turning around, down onto the floor it fell without sound.  He was made of green paper, of the construction sort. In a green hue similar to that of a caper. An origami yoda to help brighten his morn, "Great first day of school, have you will" he would say. His eyes, they were drawn on, and his mouth was too. His ears were crumpled bits of tree pulp, but alas, the poor fellow's saber was gone.  I folded, and creased, and used a bit of tape. i hope in the morning, the boy's mouth is agape. i shall hide him some where, with out a rest break. i know, by the potty, that's his first stop once he's awake! Now I am quite tired, and anxious with delight, so  Happy eve of school to all, and to all a good night!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Zucchini almond chocolate chip cookies

Zucchini almond chocolate chip cookies

1 cup sugar

1 cup grated zucchini (I used the second smallest size on my "cheese" grater)

1/2 cup sunflower oil

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/4 cup cocoa powder

2 cups all purpose flour

1/8 cup sliced almonds

1/3 cup chocolate chips

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. I let the zucchini sit for a few minutes after I grated it and drained the excess liquid, and gently squeezed it a little bit. You don't want it dry, but you don't want gobs of zucchini juice going in it either. minutes.  Cool on parchment or wire rack. Makes about 3.5 dozen cookies.  Mix the wet and the dry ingredients. Roll about a hefty tbsp of the dough into a ball. Plop onto a pre-greased cookie sheet. Bake for 12-14 . Have some ice cold almond milk on hand to wash them down :)