Today is a hodge-podge of collected thoughts from over the weekend, including the yummy soup I made that my kids weren’t adventurous enough to love.
1. Soup – more specifically, Curried Coconut Soup
I ripped this page out of a Southern Living magazine in December 2011 that featured a curried coconut soup with shrimp and mushrooms and it was served with a yummy veggie wrap of cucumber, carrot, snap pea and hummus. I want the kids to like all sorts of flavors and styles of food and with my rush to get dinner on the table on weeknights, I’ve begun to think they’re missing that.
Weekends I try a bit of adventure, with no back up option if they don’t like it. Well, this soup was yummy. There’s a link to the full recipe in the title above, but it is quick and easy and calls for some of my favorite ingredients like basil and mushrooms and coconut milk. Yum! They weren’t so in love. Only the baby said it was yummy. I actually think I got a disgusting (which we reprimand because it’s not kind). I’m going to keep trying though because what do they say, something like 9 tries to get the palette to like something new???
What adventurous dish do your kids like to eat?
2. Rodeo Houston
So for those of you non-Houstonians, we’ve just wrapped the first week of the three week rodeo season. It’s always busy season for my husband at work, but we try to take the kids to the rodeo. They loved it last year. This year we tried it on a SATURDAY! We arrived at 9:30 before the carnival rides even began so there was lots of space to move, but by 1 pm we were packed in like sardines. There were yee-haws all around and promises that they were going to be barrel racers or bull riders or mutton busters when they got a bit bigger.
We rode rides, ate junk food, watched the ranch rodeo, delighted in the petting zoo, and went to the main rodeo. But the latter didn’t start til 3:45 so we were there from 9:30 am to 6:30 pm. That’s right! NINE hours with four year old triplets. We will chalk this up to a learning lesson, but no more Saturdays or nine hour marathon rodeo outings in the near future. (The kids asked to go back the next day though so their memories are happy!)
What marathon adventure have you endured with any success?
3. The weekend in Twitter-ese
The kids are singing Marlon Brando, Pocahontas and me in the back seat. #nextgenerationofneilyounglovers
Friday night family movie night – they’ve got hot cocoa, popcorn and M&Ms – hmmmm? #mistakemaybe #funthough
Can someone explain to me the appeal of Hello Kitty? Because little bit wants all this HK stuff – does she even have a show?
Y’all, Sam is preaching to us tonight out of The Purpose Drive Life in a deep Southern accent. #crackingup #preschoolpreacher
Spring forward? More like fall forward since I am SLEEPY!
Is it really cold again?!?!? #mercy #willbewishingforthisinaugust