Thursday, June 21, 2012


I don't know about any of you, but I have the hardest time coming up with dinners that my 4 kids will eat that Mommy and Daddy will enjoy too! They're not overly picky eaters, but they each have their own quirks. Madison has gotten to the point where she will at least take a "Try It" bite of something new. Ethan is a Carnivore who's only acceptable veggie is broccoli. Riley and Abby are Herbivores and I have to bribe them to eat meat. They are also the only ones that will try any kind of sauce.  NONE of them will eat anything casserole/crock pot style where everything is mixed together.

The other night I made a meal that I HOPED everyone would enjoy. Ground Beef was the Meat Du Jour and that is usually the most difficult for me to please everyone with. So this is what I came up with.

Italian Stuffed Peppers for Mommy and Daddy

And Mini Meatballs for the Kiddos

The kiddos were thrilled! Apparently Mini Meatballs on toothpicks are the coolest dinner ever!

Unfortunately, that was the extent of their coolness. When it came down to actually eating the fun little tidbits, it was business as usual. My Carnivores, Ethan and Madison, gobbled them up. My Herbivores, Riley and Abby, couldn't be swayed.

Anyone else have this problem? I'll take any tips I can get!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Happy Birthday Abby!

My baby girl turned 3 last month. Wow. That's all I have to say.

This little Munchkin has been both my saving grace, looking at that sweet face when things are rough, and the cause of my gray hairs when that red headed monster temper decides to rear it's ugly head.

Abby is the epitome of the nursury rhyme:
There was a little girl,
Who had a little curl,
Right in the middle of her forehead.
When she was good,
She was very, very good.
When she was bad,
She was horrid!

So, Happy Birthday to my Dear, Sweet, Loving, Beautiful, unbelievably Frustrating Little Redhead!

You're gonna go far! And you'll do it your way! ;)