Yesterday was a crazy day — not only because it was our first day of 100% Real Food — all three boys were home sick. All of them had been up most of the night coughing or struggling to breathe. And I know this because when my S.O. travels I let them sleep in my room — on the floor like a pack of dogs (our actual large dog loves this, of course). I didn’t sleep well, to say the least. Because I was so worried about them? No! Because all I could think was “But I’m launching my blog tomorrow! You can’t all be home all day! Nooooo…… [quiet sobbing, trying not to wake them up again]”
But they were. There was one positive, I guess: I didn’t have to run around like a crazy woman trying to get them out the door by 7:40 (including packing Real Food lunches for each). The downside, was that THEY WERE HOME ALL DAY. But I stuck with the plan. This was far from a typical day, but here’s what we ate:
breakfast: (usually they all eat the same thing, but, as I said, this was not a typical morning) toasted homemade (bread machine) whole wheat bread, organic raspberries, 2 hard boiled local eggs for the 9 y.o., a bowl of organic “Fabulous Co-op Granola” from The Co-op for the 5 y.o., sunny side up local eggs for the 12 y.o. and me; black tea with whole milk for me, peppermint tea sweetened with honey for the sickies
lunch: (again, short-order cooked it – which is NOT the norm)
For the 12 y.o. grilled local swiss and Applegate Natural turkey (no antibiotics, humanely raised, yummy!) with avocado (“oooh! avocado, he said, and had seconds). 5 & 9 y.o. had Triscuits, organic mixed berries, organic hotdog (Applegate “Great Organic Original Beef Hotdog”) and Organicville Ketchup sweetened with Agave Nectar — they like to eat with toothpicks!
I had some leftover salmon (wild caught) from a few night ago — mixed it up with a little organic mayo, lots of lemon juice and salt and pepper, along with celery and some baked Kettle Brand potato chips — only 3 ingredients and so YUM.
Dinner — another not at all typical approach. But I’ll share it anyway. I’m usually all about the family meal time. But Bill wasn’t home yet and I had to work on my blog, man! So, after chores were done I told the boys that — special treat — they could put on a movie and I would make them a popcorn dinner. Popcorn dinner is actually a fairly regular occurrence for us on Sunday family movie nights. But this time it was all organic: giant bowl of popcorn (made in a pan — not microwaved -ick — with organic butter and salt); sliced turkey (the Applegate stuff from lunch time); sliced organic cheddar and local swiss; organic apple slices. Maybe it sounds kind of pathetic… but they didn’t even finish it all (tho’ the 12 y.o. did ask for another apple “for dessert” – I swear he actually said that!) And here was my smaller version of what they had — though I did add a beer!