I am a 31 year old working mom. I have two children ages 6 & 8. I am newly remarried (two years and counting) and enjoy spending time with the hubs! Even though life is busy I try to take a little time to show what is going on in my world. This blog is mainly for daily happenings, finances and such. I have created a whole new blog at Butcher, Baker and Candlestick Maker to chronicle my creative sides. You will find recipes, cooking adventures, crafts and a whole lot of digital scrapbook layouts.


Wednesday, January 24, 2007


It is amazing to me how your tastebuds evolve as you mature. I now eat things that I know I did not like growing up. My co-workers and I went to Augustino's for lunch today and had the pasta bar. You create your own individual pasta dish from a variety of choices and the heat it up for you.

Now as a kid - I would have had pasta, sauce, meatballs and parmesean cheese.
But as an adult I have learned to add to it: spinach, bell peppers, green peas, onions, garlic, sausage, chicken.

I still don't like brocolli and I won't eat it on it's own as a side dish, but will eat it in a casserole. And at subway I add more than meat and cheese to the sandwich.

The fact that I try new things and my taste's are expanding give me hope for my children.

Both kids are pretty good eaters, Emilia eats most anything and Nicholas does too...although he has a "list" which can only consist of 5 things that he does not have to eat. Margaret implememted the "list" and I think it is a good idea. I know that he has taco soup, onions, broccoli and spicy food on the list. he used to have mashed potatoes on the list but he eats it now. Steve has now learned that if you want the kids to try a new food, you get Emilia to try it first, otherwise, if Nicholas doen't like it Emilia won't even try it. But if Emilia likes it you are more likely to get Nicholas to try it. Our new rule when we go to any buffet is that they have to try one bite of something new. Just this last Sunday Nicholas and I tried Macaroni and Cheese Soup. He like it, but secretly between you and I - YUCK!!!

SY (see ya)