I think my computer troubles are over! I called Dell and we did a couple things and it wasn’t too painful other than being on hold for 30 minutes. So, this means pictures are back!! Let’s start with our day at the zoo last week. As usual, the highlight of the day is the goat petting area. It was great because we were the only ones there. I actually felt bad because when we arrived, it looked like naptime for the goats- every single one was laying down. I asked the girl who worked there if we should come back later but she just she just shrugged.
It was a great day- we managed to avoid the rain, the zoo wasn’t crowded, and the kids had fun. What more can we ask?
Onto other news- check out my very first homegrown zucchini!
OK, I can’t exaggerate. My zucchini is actually quite tiny. I have had quite a few growing, but the seem to die after they get past this size. It seems if I want any at all I have to pick them when they are small. This little guy got breaded and baked and gobbled up by the babies!
I tried a new recipe this week for Veggie Pancakes, from Weelicious.com.
This recipe is great for getting kids to eat veggies, while giving them one of their already-favorite foods, pancakes! I changed it up a little, adding a potato and a little more flour than this recipe asks for. I also definitely used more than a tbsp at a time for a pancake- that instruction seems a little weird. They were super easy to make, and a hit with the kids. I may or may not have grated a little bit of my finger while grating the vegetables, but it was worth it to get my kids to eat and NOT throw their food on the floor… here’s the recipe:
1 Carrot, grated
1 Zucchini, grated
1/4 Cup Milk
1/2 Cup Flour
1/2 Tsp Baking Powder
1 Tsp Salt
Oil or Canola Oil Spray
1. Place the grated vegetables in a bowl.
2. Whisk the egg and milk in a separate bowl and pour over vegetables.
3. Whisk the flour, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl and sprinkle over the vegetable mixture. Toss to combine.
4. Coat saute pan with oil or spray over medium heat.
5. Place 1 Tbsp of vegetable mixture in pan and cook for 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Repeat with remaining batter.
Speaking of the food-throwing- things are going much better. Cameron still does it at the end of his meal, when he is all done, but the other two are starting to learn. It’s really hard to take their food away when they are not done eating but eventually they will figure out that if they want to eat, their food stays on the tray!
That’s all I have for now:) Have a great day!