What Happens When Mama is Out of Town

I was looking for a picture on my husband’s iPhone.  I found a bunch of pictures!  Including these pictures that were taken when I was on a “girl” trip last fall.  This is what the man does with the two small children when I am not around to be their safety net.  They made some great memories and I’m sure there will be many more because I NEED my “girl” trips! 

The five year-old. He loves this stuff!
Took the 17 month-old out shooting. He remembered to protect her ears. Good Daddy!
Riding in the Mule

 

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New Adventures in Dining

We tried a new dish in our home tonight.  Quinoa with black beans.  Here is the link http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Quinoa-and-Black-Beans/Detail.aspx.  From what I understand about this grain, it is supposed to be extremely nutritious for you.  I am on an adventurous kick in my cooking right now and I am always on the look-out for meals that are both tasty and healthy.  So here is our family review and how it panned out. 

Quinoa with Black Beans-it's a keeper

  • Mommy:  loves it and plans on making it again. 
  • The five-year old:  cried when he saw it and said it looks nasty.  However, the rule in our house is that you will eat what Mommy serves or you can have a taste of vinegar on your tongue.  (He really hates this one, but it is the only thing that we could come up with that works.  Hopefully, I won’t be telling him this when he is seventeen.) 
  • The 21-month old:  cried and spit it out when I put it in her mouth.  Mommy and toddler had a wrestling match and, finally, toddler decided to cave.  She does like beans and I think she saw one in there.  Also, we brought out the pretzels and she wanted some.  I told her that she had to take a bite first and, miracle of all miracles, she opened her mouth wide and took a bite.  I got about 8 bites down her (until we ran out of pretzels). 
  • Daddy:  “It’s pretty good.”  The fact that he ate this as a main course and did not pull out some meaty leftovers is a big plus.  And, he went back for seconds and finished it all off.

So, for our final review of the quinoa-we will definitely add this to our repertoire of recipes.

Proverbs 22:1

A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.

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