1. Site redesign – I’m excited to announce that it’s coming soon. For those of you who subscribe via RSS, I’ll be giving you instructions on how to continue subscribing. Unfortunately this feed won’t automatically be redirected to the new URL, which is also forthcoming. Hang in there!
2. Daycare food update – Holy cow, the daycare is changing its entire menu. I’ll be sharing their survey results with you next week, but I’m already interested to see what they will add/change to the menu for June.
3. The book – I haven’t given you an update in ages, but this whole time I’ve been doing tons and tons of work that I haven’t talked about. I feel like I’m emerging from a haze. How have I done it? On the weekends of course! With my terrific husband watching our son. It’s so lovely to relax on the weekends again. By relax I mean doing laundry and cleaning, but still.
I don’t want to make any blanket statements about the book that vaguely describe how “great” it is. I’m just going to say how I feel about it this very moment. Proud. Satisfied that I wrote a book. And it’s one I would want to read because I created a page turner. You have been waiting so long. Thank you. It’s just a couple more months. There’s suspense in the book, but you will finally get all the answers to your questions. Every secret revealed. I can’t wait to be done with the anonymity thing. It’s been great and all, but I’m ready (almost).
Lunches after the jump…
My son’s lunches
(left to right) Hummus, pita, watermelon, chopped sausage, kiwi slices,
cornbread with honey for dipping, apple slices
Lots of little finger foods. I sent along honey with the cornbread because that’s how I like to eat cornbread. It can be dry. Day care menu: Ground beef, tater tots, applesauce, peas with fruit and cheese and crackers for snacks
Pizza slices with olives, yogurt, blueberries and peaches,
cranberry muffin, “yellow” smoothie
My son is crazy about olives to I added extra ones for him. Day care menu: Cod nuggets, blueberry muffins, pineapple, green beans with fruit and ice cream for snacks.
Salami sandwiches, yogurt, corn,
blueberries and peaches, crackers
This lunch looks small to me, but other times I think I overpack. Day care menu: Chicken nuggets, buttered rice, peaches, carrots, with yogurt and pretzels with cream cheese as snacks.
Pancake, syrup, blueberries, yogurt,
green beans and peaches
My son has been begging for pancakes so I finally got my act together and sent one with him. Day care menu: Ham and beans, mandarin oranges, peas with fruit and yogurt as snacks.
Pork tenderloin, rice, strawberries, corn and yogurt
My husband packed this lunch for our son since I was out of town for BlogHer Food. He did a great job! I didn’t even ask him to take a picture but he did. I don’t talk too much about my husband, but I’m absolutely crazy about the guy. Thankfully it’s mutual. I’m really, really lucky to have him. Being a child of divorce, I work hard to make sure that my husband knows how much I appreciate him. I saw how my parents screwed up and I’m not doing that! Day care menu: Tuna with pasta, pineapple, green beans with fruit and mini blueberry muffins as snacks.
Salami, pita, spinach, hummus, watermelon and kiwi
On the small side, but it’s a simple, fulfilling lunch
Pizza halves, peach, blueberries
I made these little pita pizzas for dinner. They actually were a lot more filling than they look.
Salami and spinach sandwich, quinoa salad, kiwi,
blueberries and peaches with yogurt
I buy bread from a local gluten free bakery. It’s insanely expensive so it’s really something I don’t do very often. It’s really good though. The quinoa salad was from Whole Foods. I’m not a big yogurt person, but I’ve realized that I like it as a topping over fruit.
Pasta and sauce, pepita seeds (little container),
hot dog with green beans, blueberries and yogurt
File under “ingredients matter.” I packed a hot dog, but it’s not just a regular frank. It’s one of the fancy kinds (no nitrites, free range beef, no fillers, gluten free) and also definitely a splurge at the store. But worth it every now and then.
Giveaway post next week!