Archive for June, 2010

Wordless Wednesday - Summer Is HERE

Staying home today

I think it’s safe to say we’ve already been doing a little too much car travel this summer.
Yesterday Robby woke up from his nap in his bed and, while still half-asleep, exasperatingly asked, “Mooooooom, are we THERE YET?!”
I guess a Not So Manic Monday is in order; we’ haven’t had onE in a long, long [...]

From Dirt To Dinner - Berry Style

We’ve had a lot of strawberries in our house over the course of the past 3 weeks.
And one favorite recipe from many (other than just eating or slicing them over vanilla ice cream…mmmmmm…) was this one for Whole Wheat Strawberry Pancakes. Indeed, I’ve made them twice. And I wish I had recorded it when [...]

Berries, Berries, Berries for Jam

Strawberry season is passing by quite quickly in my area (has it passed? It may even be over already . . .), but luckily we managed to do some serious damage on the strawberry front. We’ve consumed and/or put up over ten pounds in the past two weeks - about 6 pints went into [...]

Return of the No More Nap

Much to my horror, Robby did not nap today and then made it through the day relatively unscathed. Normally a lack of nap would have resulted in major meltdowns sometime around dinner or possibly before. But no, he was going all afternoon and into the evening. He didn’t even go to bed much earlier than [...]

Favorite Children’s Books For Berries and Jam

We’re getting ready for some serious strawberry picking this week, and I don’t know who’s more excited - the boys or me? To put it all in proper context we’ve been reading (and re-reading) some of our favorite books that look at berries and jam-making.
This first one my husband just [...]

From Dirt To Dinner - PEAS!

Welcome back to From Dirt To Dinner. Today we are featuring PEAS - any kinda pea - shelling, snap, snow, what have you.
When choosing a recipe for this week I had a few things in mind. 1) I really wanted my kids to eat whatever I made. 2) I most definitely wanted to use [...]