Category Archives: Food & Cooking

OMG Yummy!

I’m turning into a Chobani addict. I have yet to meet a flavor I don’t like. And it’s even got actual nutrients in it. Made. Of. Win.

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Valerie

Valerie turned six recently.         As you see a hint of above, she and the other kids recently got a lesson about roughhousing in the stairwell…     Valerie is in kindergarten and doing pretty well, though … Continue reading

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More Allergies?

As is well known, Henry has allergies to bananas, dairy, eggs, peanuts and tree nuts, and when he was very young was sensitive to salicylates, azo dyes, and some aspect of screen printed ink on many of my T-shirts. He … Continue reading

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Allergy Visit

So yesterday was Henry’s annula allergy appointment, which turned out a bit unexpected, as the doctor decided not to retest him this year. He’d like to wait until next year, at which point he’ll be to the point of maybe … Continue reading

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Not Sure I Will Ever Get Used To…

Buying almost a loaf of bread per day! It’s just crazy. The actual usage is probably about 3 large sandwich loaves per 4 days, 5 days if we’re on a slower streak or eating outside the house a lot or … Continue reading

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Frugal Guy Cook

Of possible interest to the person or two still reading and in case you missed this, I have started a new food blogging concept to replace the old Married Guy Cook. Now it’s the Frugal Guy Cook. Besides food and … Continue reading

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Teeth and Acid and Gas, Oh My

Due to genetics compounded by parenting errors and circumstance, all three kids require a mouth full of dentistry under general anesthesia to fix their teeth, relieve pain mainly in Valerie’s case, and set them up to get through to their … Continue reading

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Oops

He may not be allergic to strawberries, but man is Henry allergic to something in a big way. We spent much of the afternoon and evening with my mother and grandmother. Late in the day, my mother doled out M&M’s, … Continue reading

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Strawberries

For the record and any who might care to know, given his history, Henry not only seems unambiguously not allergic to strawberries, but also has decided he likes them a lot. He’d mostly snubbed them previously. That seemed significant, given … Continue reading

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American Idol Blogging (and way too much else)

Let’s see if I can sneak in a quick post around my daycare duties. They (and by “they” I mean Henry) tend to know the difference between my fingers hitting the keys for anything substantive and not, so I can … Continue reading

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Beef Stew

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Eating At The Table

As mentioned previously, Henry has joined us at the table, and after about a week it seems to have stuck. In fact, he thought it was high time. It’s as if he’s always sat there. It’s a little crowded, and … Continue reading

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A-Peeling

Sadie is fascinated with cooking, so I’ve started showing her things, and figured I’d try having her peel carrots for what ended up being an ill-fated beef stew. Valerie’s participation was the obligatory me too. They did better than I’d … Continue reading

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Pictures, Henry, Etc.

I have about a gazillion pictures and even some videos of the kids being insanely cute, at the playground, in the car, at grandma’s, and even at home. I really need to pack up a bunch for the California grandparents … Continue reading

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No Wonder Deb Usually Likes Me…

You Are Oregano You have are charming, funny, witty, and smart. You love to party – and people love to party with you. You are always friendly and warm. You are able to help people get along. What Spice Are … Continue reading

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Out the Frying Pan

Sadly, my 12 inch frying pan had to be thrown away yesterday. The coating was so badly damaged that it was unusable. It was a cheap pan and last many years – almost nine, I believe it is – so … Continue reading

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Dairy Rash on Back

Here are a couple pictures of the rash on Henry’s back that resulted from contact with two small dabs of organic plain baby yogurt, proving beyond any remaining doubt his dairy allergy. As usual, click for a larger version.

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It’s Annoying

Some of the finer points of the thing with Henry are, that is. Tonight Last night he ate summer squash for the first time. A lot of it. With relish. He thought it was one of the Best Things Ever. … Continue reading

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Low-fat diets not best for weight loss

But… but… whaddaya mean the lowest fat diet had the poorest results in a formal study? We all know that if you eat fat you’ll die! Die, I say. And if you are fat you will get diabetes and die. … Continue reading

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Shopping Wizard

Yesterday I managed to spend $67 and get 5 kinds of meat, 3 kinds of fruit, 4 kinds of produce, 2 quarts of rice milk (hey Stop & Shop, change your sign if it’s $1.50 and not $1.25 sale anymore), … Continue reading

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