Friday, December 4, 2009


I remember as a kid we used to go to a taco restaurant called Fingerstuff. I really didn't care much about the tacos, but they had the best eclairs. For kids, you can't go wrong with fingerfoods, or an individual container of dip; raw veggies and dips are a great pairing.
Ryan's lunch: chik'n salad; baby carrots; cucumber slices; red bell pepper slices; lemon artichoke hummus; pieces of corn thins; round crackers.

I saved a few of the tiny sample spoons from when we went to the Boston Vegetarian Food Festival recently. They're quite handy! They also had some other nifty little spoons that were biodegradable (and not made of wood either).

Lemon Artichoke Hummus

1 can (15.5 oz.) chick peas, rinsed & drained
1 can cannellini beans, rinsed & drained
6 artichoke hearts (canned in water is fine)
2 T. tahini
1 tsp. salt
1/2-1 tsp. garlic powder
2-3 T. lemon juice (2 if fresh, 3 if bottled)
2 T. olive oil
1/3 cup water

Put everything in a food processor, adding water slowly as hummus mixes.

And for the day's school
food drive donations, AJ
brought a tub of oatmeal,
and Ryan brought a bag
of flour. His backpack was
just a bit heavy this

AJ is such a good big
brother, showing Maia
how to play with
playdough. She dumps
out all of the playdough
toys daily, but for some
reason fully understands
how to clean up the
actual playdough.

AJ always has a lot of
patience when it comes
to helping his little
sister. Now that Maia
is getting older, AJ
sometimes likes to
roleplay that he is the
baby. Just what I need!

He also likes to dance
and spin until he's
dizzy. He would very
much like to take
gymnastics lessons...
we'll see about that,
it's expensive!


River - The Crafty Kook said...

Finger foods are always a hit!

Aww, AJ is such a good big brother! Check out Mr. Future Gymnast's moves! :-)

Anonymous said...

I'm lovin the pink outfit Maya is sporting in the last pictures!

veganf said...

LOL, yeah Melissa, the cuteness of the mice on the dress overrode the fact that it was pink. And the hat just happened to was a hand-me-down from one of Nate's classmates and Maia loves hats.