Our kitchen looked like a scene from Dexter, but far more disturbing than anything the writers for the Showtime series ever came up with. Maybe I should have expected it to play out like this, but that particular morning, as my brother-in-law Mike and I were plotting how the evening would proceed, it just didn’t occur to either of us. Turns out, in hindsight, that a gallon of pig's blood is a lot of blood.
And my daughters were covered in it up to their elbows, laughing uncontrollably.
If you have kids, you’ve most likely fallen into dark, Youtube hole of slime. Yes, we’re talking about they ooey, sticky, and weird gunky stuff that’s all over the Internet. Moms and dads everywhere have been nervously observing as their kids blend together household ingredients to create a neon-hued ball of goo for entertainment.
It’s amazing that kids can get through the school year with just two snacks a day. They somehow manage to stay totally full and focused from music class to recess, with just a couple of snack breaks. But suddenly, summer comes around and day camps plan for four (or more) snacks a day. Plus, you need backups on hand for that period of time between pickup and when dinner hits the table.
Ever struggle to get yours kids to eat a healthy breakfast? Do they turn up their noses at the sight of leafy greens? Battle both problems (and bake something delicious) with Green Smoothie Muffins.
A whole package of fresh spinach is blended into these muffins, the taste of which is hidden by the combination of bananas, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
As our son Parker nears the 10-month mark, we have been amazed at how many milestones he has reached lately. Crawling, check. Pulling up, got it! But the one that is most intriguing to me is how much he enjoys "real" food. So, from the mouth of our babe (or at least what I've learned from him), here are lessons from a future foodie.