Monthly Archives: January 2011

February Meal Plan, and a Photo!

For those who are hoping for my now-weekly “Worst Cooks” post and Kids’ Meal Makeover, I apologize — I’ll be writing that post tomorrow, because although today is Monday, it’s also the last day of the month, which means I’ve … Continue reading

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Food Revolution Fridays: The Day Care Disadvantage?

Yesterday was a snow day here in Rhode Island (surprise, surprise!  Hello, Winter of 2011), and I was home with the boys all day.  After digging us out from another 8-10 inches of snow, J. had to go in to … Continue reading

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Who Put What in the What Now?

My sister, D., and I have a long-standing joke between us, knocked off from both “The Simpsons” and popular culture at large; whenever something happens in life that baffles us completely, we tend to say “Who put who in the … Continue reading

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Running With Noodles

Yes, you read that right.  Running.  With Noodles.  This is either a fun (for L.) new dinner game, or the title of a Kevin Costner film rejected by the studios.  You be the judge. Running With Noodles falls under the … Continue reading

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“Worst Cooks” and Worst Meals: More Makeovers

I have a confession to make: I think I’m starting to enjoy beginning my week with “Worst Cooks in America” and a Kid’s Meal Makeover. The show itself is getting a little more palatable (bah-dum bum…no pun intended there, folks).  … Continue reading

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Food Revolution Fridays: Rising Above the Deep Fry

One of my favorite bloggers, Scattered Mom of Notes from the Cookie Jar and Chasing Tomatoes, has a very cool feature going on that I’m planning to participate in — starting today.  She’s a fellow Jamie Oliver fan (though, unlike … Continue reading

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Enough is Enough: Where to Draw the Line

In a recent post, I asked about ideas that would help me in my quest to be more accountable for the family’s food decisions in 2011.  Among the excellent suggestions I received was an intriguing thought from reader Deidre about … Continue reading

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Is it Just Me?

Yesterday, I had the interesting experience of reading a comment from a reader in the Netherlands, Line, who asked the following astute and provocative question:  “I can’t help but wonder if the state of good food and nutrition, or rather … Continue reading

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Eating Like My Kids

A few minutes ago,  I got up from my desk and walked down the hallway, noticing that as I walked, a few stray Cheerios dropped out of my clothing and hit the floor. This is the kind of moment most … Continue reading

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From Worst Cooks to Good Ideas

No rant this week, ladies and gentlemen.  Yes, it’s Monday, and yes, that means that it’s time for my now-weekly WTF??? moment regarding that ever-mindblowing phenomenon of pop culture, “Worst Cooks in America.”  But I have to say, last night’s … Continue reading

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