This was discovered last night upon placing quail, roasted rosemary red potatoes and beets in front of them. I had to play stingy with them to get T to eat 'em and Felix had to gulp them down in one bite, but...they ate 'em. I think that makes them pretty rad.
--While on the subject of food, I have gotten tons of encouraging emails regarding my last couple of posts and I thank you all for them. Apparently, I was being too hard on myself and you guys know me well enough to hear my tone. Added to that, two emails specifically said it was because of my food rants that they are now eating healthier, organically and locally. That makes seven emails(over the last two months). SEVEN families eating healthier because I'm crazy over the top about just how bad our food supply is and how easy it is to change. I guess in the grand scheme of things, seven is nothing, but if those seven families, influence/inform seven families, and then those seven families...
--Again on food...we took the recommendation of one of my farmers to try a certain restaurant in Hondo. B-A-R-F. I knew the second we sat down it was a bad idea. If we hadn't driven 40 minutes to get there, we probably would've left. At the salad bar, I turned and gave Sean a look. "Don't be like that. Find SOMETHING you can eat."-he said. "You'll see." was my reply.
Brown cheddar ain't my thang. The $16 shrimp...I'm the idiot for buying seafood in Texas, I suppose. Either way, I just could not stomach it. I felt sick the entire way home. I just think it's hilarious that my stomach is picky now. Picky for healthy food. The same girl that never gave a thought to anything I ate so long as it was soaking up ranch dressing or honey mustard. If the two years ago me could see me now!
--Sean has been sticking his phone in my face, snapping pictures of me for the last ten minutes. The punk is playing with FatBooth on his phone. Evil.
--I can admit to having a little tinge of jealous while reading through the first day of school posts on FB yesterday. However, I read said posts at 8:30 while waiting on my little students to wake up for the day. I'm pretty sure that jealousy will wane in the weeks to come when everyone else is still getting up at 6 o'clock in the morning.
--One tiny downside to living in a tiny space with tiny little leprechauns...they can reach everything. I went to snatch a batch out of the oven and turned around to see this one shoving cookies into his mouth as fast as he could:
He was not happy about the mess the chocolate made of his hands.
I ended up calling in a sub. 1TBSP of flax meal + 3 TBSP of water=1 egg. It gives a slightly nutty flavor, but in baked goods, it works. I don't think I'd use it in everyday cooking, but for baking, heck yeah.
--While I have some pictures in mind, complete with Fall clothes, this is the best we can do with our 108 degree day. They were already in their pjs, hence the knee down shots. Although, truth be told, we do school in our pjs most days...