Friday, September 20, 2013

Day 19

Little man had an awesome day at school today! He made  3 new friends today! Next week is going to be busy for us. School pictures, pay day, start of his chore chart/reward system, crazy rush time at work. Good times, and hectic times. 
Lunch today is pb and j on cracked wheat, sesame sticks, carrots, broccoli, applesauce, water and stv.

Outfit of the day was the Bazinga shirt, and jeans. It was on the 50s today when we left, and got up into the 70s. Quite chili considering it was upper 80s 2 days ago :/ he's eatting out first ripe green zebra here. He enjoyed it. I loved it, tang without the acidity. Regi liked it. Google liked it. Planting like 10 plants next year :) it was his new, healthy food of the day.

I mean look at that sexy mater!
Like all true beauties, it was pretty inside too :) 

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Day 17

Little man is learning about nutrition in school. They're challenge for the week was to try new foods. So far, he has tried purple peppers, and raspberry oatmeal.  He didn't care for the pepper (cooked or raw), but he was all about the oatmeal! He even asked for a second bowl. Victory! At school, they tried different types of apples from a local orchard, and got their nutrition bingo cards for the month. This is a new concept to me, as he was in a different state for school last year, and I did attend school here, but we didn't have fun stuff like this when we were kids. Then again 2/3 of the people in town are obese, so this could be why... Anyway, they get to mark off a space for doing exercise activities, or eating the healthy foods on the board. This could be fun!  
Trying the raspberry oatmeal. Yay monkey brains :)
Lunch today was pb and j on late July crackers. Carrots with smokey tomato vinaigrette, applesauce, and celery with pb on it. And a package of surf sweets fruity hearts that came in our conscious box this month. 

Outfit for the day was a striped v neck, khaki shorts, and mismatched socks. 

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Day 16

Lunch today is a tomato sandwich with fresh tomatoes from the garden, carrot, celery, and broccoli with smoky tomato vinaigrette to dip them in, almond milk, and applesauce. Little man was sick yesterday and missed day 14, but their challenge this week is to try as many new, healthy foods as possible. Sounds like a fun challenge to me!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Day 9

Lunch today was leftover tofu lomein, sesame sticks, organic raspberries, vanilla soy milk, and Annie's bunny fruit snacks.
Outfit today was major rock star t shirt and brown shorts. Little man had a good day at school today. Looking forward to staying with his grandma this weekend and the family reunion.

Day 8

 I totally missed the lunchbox pic today :/ lunch was challah with peanut butter, apples and agave, a slice of apples and agave cake, carrots, and a hansen's jr flavored water. We had Chinese tonight and went to the malL to try to look at the Halloween store which wasn't open yet. It's a sad ghost town of a mall with maybe 10 stores left in it, but it has a play part and a hot topic, so *shrug* we wereboth  happy.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Day 7

Today was little man's 7th day of school. Lunch was hansen's tropical junior waters, Annie's organic fruit snacks, oranges, pb and j, and smokehouse almond crackers.
Outfit of the day was the skater outfit again. He looks pissed because he wasn't "school ready" for the pic (aka no backpack on).
Our butternut squash was finally ready, and was turned into some delicious apple butternut soup.
So much yummy squash, with such small seed pockets. Is that what the cavities are called? Lol
Roma harvest today.
Round pomegranate, cherry, and apricot challah.
Today at school little man had a goal to come up with three healthy goals. One was to make apple and agave cake because it's a "healthy" dessert. One was to do somersaults. And one was to not go outside when there are people smoking. He had fun in music, and they played the three littligs game in p.e.. P.E. sounds a lot more fun than I remember it being. 

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Spooky buddies... Vegan MoFo post 1

Little man picked out the movie Spooky Buddies. So I made haunted hot dogs  with cashew chili cheese sauce, using the seitan hotdogs recipe from my vegan cookbook.Little man picked out the movie Spooky Buddies. So I made haunted hot dogs  with cashew chili cheese sauce, using the seitan hotdogs recipe from MyVeganCookbook (, ghastly green beans, 
and spooky salad with Woodstock dressing for me, and smokey tomato vinaigrette for monkeybutt. 

Recipe for cashew chili cheese is as follows:
3/4 c raw cashews soaked overnight, or blanched for 10 minutes or so to soften them quickly
1/4 cup nooch 
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp turmeric
Enough water to blend until smooth. Set aside until beans are ready.

1/2 cup of kidney beans drained  (left over from the hot dogs)
1 tbsp tomato paste (or ketchup if you want it a lil sweet and tangy)
1/2 tsp liquid smoke
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
3 hearty grinds of Melissa's organic chile seasoning
1 tsp dehydrated onions

Mix beans with tomato paste/ketchup and add 1/4 cup of water at a time to keep it just a tad saucy, and from 
sticking to the pan. I cooked them and kept stirring and adding water while waiting for the hotdogs to finish 
steaming over low heat, when the hot dogs were almost done, I threw in about half of the cheese sauce to warm 
it up, and scooped it all over the dogs. The sauce is definitely a keeper. The hot dogs still seemed a little soft, and
  I turned them back on to see if another 15 minutes or so would help. I'll keep you posted on that. It was probably
 my half assed steaming with a metal colander that did it. 



Day 6

Today's outfit was the think green shirt, brown shorts, and mismatched socks. He's back to normal now with his mismatched socks lol. 
Lunch today was a VitaCoco kids cherry drink, a car pb and j sandwich, carrot slices with ketchup, an applesauce and a triple chocolate brownie. He ate everything but half the brownie, because he was full, and he already insisted on no dessert tonight because he's had too many sweets today. I'm guessing they were talking about health at school today lol. 
He had Spanish again today and says they have yet to learn any Spanish yet, but that the teacher talks. In Spanglish to them. Maybe next class. I got a possibly promotion today. And tonight is our first VeganMoFo post. Looking forward to dinner and a movie time.


So I decided to go with a theme this year to try something new. I will keep blogging about little man and his school adventures, but am going to add extra posts. We tend to have very little down time generally, so I thought that a movie and meal theme would be nice.  Starting tomorrow evening the MoFo posts will start posting. I want to do a kid friendly (or at least kid approved) movie for the first one for sure, and at least 3/4 of the MoFo posts. Looking for a good movie for tomorrow. Check back in to see what I come up with.