The daycare menu on the same day was cheese ravioli, bread, diced pears, green beans with snacks of fruit and ice cream. I have confirmed that the daycare serves all the kids ice cream as a snack when it’s listed on the menu. I didn’t want to believe that was true. Actually, I just confirmed that today while on a playdate with my son’s three closest daycare pals and their moms. They are not happy about it. We’ve all made a recent transition to a “big boy room” and the changes have been hard to get used to…for everyone. (Only one of the moms knows about the blog, the two others know I have an exciting “side project.” I bring people into my inner circle by wading in with them first. I can’t just drop a bomb on them. It takes weeks to bring people up to speed and sometimes it’s still hard to process everything that happened last year. You and me both!)
Anyway, one of the moms is going to write a letter about how she feels about the menu (this is one of the moms who doesn’t know about my online identity). I encouraged her even though I’m not sure she’s going to get much traction. I know that I was told that I needed to provide food for my child if I wanted him to eat something different than the menu. Additionally, I ended up having to provide an official doctor’s note to opt out of the daycare food. Ah huh. His own mother couldn’t pack a lunch and snacks without doctor’s approval.
Anyway my husband made jasmine rice again. It was great. Some of you asked for a recipe. He photocopied it from the library and I can’t figure out which book it came from. I want to give credit where credit is due. It’s called “Caju Pullao,” but I can’t find an online listing for a recipe with that name. Anyway, it was good.
My husband bought sweet potato fries in a bag at the store. In and of itself, not a bad purchase, but now that I can make these at home myself, it’s not a convenience item we need to purchase. They were fine.
I pushed the limits of the daycare rules by sending my son with chicken sausage. I was told no sausage due to fears over choking. I never knew how serious that was until an ER doctor commented on the blog about seeing kids choking at the ER on graps. The daycare menu often offers “diced ham,” so I thought if I chopped up the chicken sausage into little cubes maybe, just maybe, I could get away with sending that. No one said anything so I think I was ok. Phew! He didn’t eat much of the sausage though.
Notice my son got a packed lunch on Monday, but I had a home lunch? Yep. He went to daycare while I stayed home for MLK Jr Day. Even better? My husband had Monday off too, which came as a surprise to both of us. Monday was a very nice day indeed. I loved eating lunch with my husband and without our son. It’s a rare treat, but wonderful to have adult conversation. Of course our conversation is all about our boy, but still.
I like baking more than I like frying. Roasting and baking in the oven is just more tasty. On Friday night, we did salmon with just olive oil and salt. Amazing.
So there you go!