Fruits and Vegetables. We should all be eating more fruits and vegetables. I’m assuming this sounds familiar to pretty much everyone reading this blog–if not every person reading any blog.
In season right now at my local farmer’s market are Bosc pears that we are totally diggin’ at my house. Their brown skins make them an exotic addition to the fruit bowl. Here in sunny southern California even these kiwis are locally grown. You can get oranges at the farmers market too, but I don’t have to because my mom/neighbor has a tree with prolific amounts of delicious oranges. Lucky us!
Every morning we begin our breakfast with fruit of some kind. We prefer fresh but are not opposed to an occasional canned pineapple, peach or pears (in its own juice.)
Because I’m a time economizer, I’ve developed the format you see pictured above. Step 1: Mommy cuts fruit on cutting board. Step 2: Cutting board is placed on table for mass consumption. Step 3: Three kids and husband have at it. Step 4: Mommy–or sometimes Daddy :)–clean up said cutting board.
My two girls volunteered as hand models in the photo above–they were so excited to “show everyone how we do it at our house.” I tried to get a shot that didn’t include the atrocious blue nail polish you see (thanks, Catalina, for the birthday party nail salon!) but couldn’t.
But then I figured hey, this isn’t the Pottery Barn catalog. Blue nails and all, here we are eating breakfast at my house. Have a great day!
I actually saw, with my own eyes, when mom/neighbor Sue approached your yard, carrying a cookie sheet loaded with roasted vegetables. She had mushrooms, beets, and Brussels sprouts. I also saw, again with my own eyes, as your children practically rushed her, going for the sprouts (the Brussels sprouts!) like they were candy, until mom/neighbor Sue had to tell them to leave off because she wanted to save some of it.
This is one of the reasons I call our street “Brigadoon,” though it’s not the only one.
Too funny, huh? How many mommies would love to have to shoo their kids away from the vegetables because they’re eating too many and not sharing…!