Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Now we know where he gets it from....

My mom mentioned this article to me so I had to look it up. This is Pavlos. He eats a high carb diet with an occasional natural hotdog thrown in for protein (and peanut butter is ok too). He does not like vegetables or fruit (except apples, applesauce, sometimes raisins).

Who did he inherit this from? Pappous (my dad). He does have to try everything I serve (usually, he has to eat five bites of whatever it is). He is getting better at those five bites, but that doesn't mean he likes it (getting better is defined as he doesn't battle us to eat those five bites). He eats the same thing everyday for lunch at school. And he would eat the same thing every night for dinner. He almost eats the same thing every day for breakfast (oatmeal). At least now I can blame my dad for his pickiness:)

Monday, November 19, 2007

I go in spurts...

Yes, I realize that I will go for weeks without blogging and then, boom, three in a row. We hit a dry spell, but here I am.

Pavlos is home with pink eye. He will be home tomorrow. Maybe this will be the day to work on that picture of Pavlos and Petros for the Christmas card?!?!?

Pavlos was St. George and Petros was the dragon for our All Saints Party at church. Petros was sick and so he didn't go to the party. Pavlos and I went with my parents:) Gotta love grandparents! Here is a picture of St. George and the dragon.

Paul and Pavlos went camping. Pavlos is definitely not afraid to get a little dirty. And he has never been afraid of any creatures. Here he is holding some newts that he wanted to bring home. Thankfully they were left in their natural habitat:)
I can't believe it's almost Thanksgiving! We are doing little things to make it a gluten-free thanksgiving (or, at least close to it). I am making a pumpkin cheesecake with a gluten-free gingersnap crust.
Tonight, for dinner we are having a Greek Potato Casserole. Here's the recipe...
Potato Casserole
2 cups canned tomatoes
½ cup olive or vegetable oil
2 onions thinly sliced
1 clove garlic crushed
4 Tbs. parsley chopped
1 Tbs. mint chopped (I use dried mint in the winter)
1 ½ tsp salt
¼ tsp. pepper
4-6 large potatoes thinly sliced
2 peppers cut in 2 in. pieces
1-2 zucchini and or summer squash thinly sliced

Mash tomatoes with a fork; combine with oil, onions, garlic, parsley, mint, salt, and pepper. In a greased 8x12 baking dish, alternate layers of tomato mixture, potatoes, peppers, and squash, ending with tomato. Bake covered in oven at 350 for 45 minutes. Uncover; cook until vegetables are tender.
I did something wild and crazy this year for the fast; I have planned all 40 dinner (there are a few repeats). They are written in my notebook. I plan my meals usually up to two weeks in advance. I figured that to do 40 days would not be that difficult and it wasn't/hasn't been. We will see if we stick to it. That's all from here (I think)!

Tuesday, November 06, 2007


I was at the grocery store earlier today and a man came up into the checkout line next to mine. He was behind someone who had a huge cart full of food. And he just had a bottle of wine. So I asked him if he would like to go ahead of me. He said thank you and then, without me knowing, left $5 with the checker to put towards my grocery bill! To the man out there who did this, cheers! Thanks, that was nice...