Monthly Archives: September 2010

October Meal Plan and Food Snob Kids

My kids are food snobs, I think.  Or maybe I should amend that to: L. is becoming a food snob, and P. is either a super-discriminating gourmet, or just thinks it’s funnier to watch my expression when he eats scraps … Continue reading

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Kitchen One-Upsmanship: Broccoli Bread Pizza

Here’s the thing about being the Red, Round, or Green Mom: Despite what people might think, I really, truly don’t expect that everyone else is going to be as insane as I am about food and cooking.  I don’t expect … Continue reading

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Sunday in the Kitchen, or, Down the Rabbit Hole

Whenever you spend time with good friends, I think, there’s an unwritten rule of the universe that dictates that you will think about those people continually for the following several days.  I know that’s certainly been the case with me; … Continue reading

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Happy Food

I just got finished reading a (relatively vapid, not-so-scientific, largely subjective, fluffy) piece about how I might, according to the article, be “happier than I think.” It proceeded to list a number of “carefully studied” factors that apparently contribute to … Continue reading

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Losing Chicken Carcasses and Perspective

Yesterday’s post caught you all up on the dramatic goings-on in the RRG house these days — in short, we took L. to the pediatrician because we suspected some problems, and the brief rundown of the result is: 1) She … Continue reading

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Keeping the Nasty (Sharp, Pointy) Thoughts at Bay

What’s the old adage?  “You’re only as happy as your unhappiest child?” Any parent knows that to be true, so it’s hardly going to come as a revelation when I say that worrying about your kids — really, substantially worrying … Continue reading

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Two Thumbs Up, Preschool: Vegetable Soup

Our kids’ preschool program has a lovely secure members’ page online, where they not only have access to a webcam so you can check on your kids during the day (a very cool bonus, though I don’t often use it), … Continue reading

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Bread Days

Sometimes, in the grand scheme of this crazy culinary life of mine, there are days that can only be well-passed if spent in the pursuit of bread.  Any bread will do: quick breads, yeast breads, sweet or savory, but bread, … Continue reading

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Thoughts. Provoked.

It’s been a heck of a week.  P. came down with a raging case of Coxsackie virus, and an ear infection to boot (talk about adding insult to injury!), prompting his doctor to advise us on Monday: “Don’t let him … Continue reading

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I Promised You Panzanella

Yesterday, as I wrote grimly about the lapse in judgment that led J. and me to a processed food coma, and the better head that prevailed when I redeemed myself by creating the soft pretzels that are tucked safely into … Continue reading

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