Thursday, May 31, 2012
This a multiple blog well because everything kinda fits into it nicely. As most know I have two grandsons who I have been watching for my son since he got divorced. They are ages 2 and 4. They are full of all sorts of energy and well that requires a lot of my energy lol. Taking them to the grocery store can be a chore into itself well because yes they are spoiled badly lol. Having said that I decided well I would take them to the Farmer's Market with me. The thought of doing this horrified me but I wanted to go so that meant they had to go. And let me tell you that was the most fun I have had in ages. The two of them were well behaved and stuck by my side. They were polite to the merchants. The four year old counted out his own cumbers and he was so proud to tote his little bag around, like I had gave him a sack of money. They would talk about all the colors and shapes of the produce. Had to smell every flower that was there lol. We ended up spending $30 dollars there but I tell you it was the best thirty dollars I have ever dropped any where. We got Cantaloupe, squash( white, yellow and zucchini), cucumbers, tomatoes ( red and green), okra, plums, peaches, bag of shelled pink-eye purple hull peas, bag of speckled butter beans. On to the grocery store we got us a watermelon, bananas and and eggplant. Here is the picture of our produce shopping trip.
Now the trip our was without consequence. We left the house without eating breakfast. After finishing our shopping it was hitting on 10 am and we needed something to eat. So I got two big breakfast platters for them and headed home. Once we got home I had to get the car empty while watching them play in the yard then I got them inside and seated I took these plates out of the bag to feed them and thought OMG that is what 1000 calories on there. I took one of the breakfast platters and put it in the fridge and we all shared one platter. So I had to check out the nutrional thing at McDonalds and yes one platter was 1090 calories but I didnt eat but like a quarter of one so I was alright with it and made a note not to do that again. Now this through off Lunch. because breakfast was so late so there was no lunch at all.
Dinner was 4 oz of pork tenderloin, 1/4 cup of pink-eye purple hull peas, 1/4 cup of speckled butter beans. 1/2 cup of cabbage, 1 cornbread stick, 1/2 cup brown rice with gravy.
Now that the brown rice left overs are done not sure about next choice lol. I hate to throw out food so when I made to much brown rice earlier in the week I saved it and I have eaten it every night this week I am thinking maybe a sweet potato tonight would be great. Thank you indulging my food blog lol .