whole wheat spaghetti, yum!

Claire has always been a picky eater.  When she was little I would feed her anything that was easy to make (I was not adventurous in the kitchen, I didn’t have time for it), and anything that she would eat, just as long as she was eating.  So her menu options were usually cheese, cheese or cheese.  No seriously – items such as Macaroni & Cheese, Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Cheese Quesadilla, etc… you get my point.  And as she’s gotten older, and I’ve gotten more comfortable in the kitchen, her palette is increasing.  ESPECIALLY when we go to Costco.  This afternoon after she got home from school, we took a trip to Costco, finally.  And why I say finally is because we tried to go there on Monday, who knew they’d be closed on Labor Day?  Then on Tuesday we had Back to School night at Claire’s school.  And on Wednesday we had to do several things and Costco didn’t make the list.  So we made it today with the goal of getting their yummy garden burgers for a BBQ dinner tonite.  If you haven’t tried them, I highly recommend them.  They are in the section where there is cheese and raviolis and guacamole.  Near the meat.  They come in a plastic tupperware container, easy for storing.  More on that later.  Claire’s only reason for tolerating a trip to Costco is, of course, for the samples.  And I’ve realized that there really isn’t anything she won’t try, as long as it is served in a little paper muffin cup by someone wearing an apron.  Is this what I should have done when she was three and refusing to eat her dinner?  Hmmm, they say hindsight is 20/20…

Well, we got the veggie patties and a whole lot more.  And Claire sampled chocolate covered raisins, philly cheese steak hot pocket, some protein energy bar called Zone or something, whole wheat spaghetti with olive oil and parmesan, Canadian bacon, an ice cream sandwich and veggie stick chip things.  And amazingly, she still ate all her dinner.  When we were telling our guest, George, about our trip to Costco he and Claire continued the conversation by thinking of clever ways to get a second helping on the sample.  Including taking off your sweatshirt, putting your Mom’s sweater on, or sunglasses, or claiming you were getting one for your “little sister”… so creative those two are!  And I had no idea Claire knew how to be so sneaky!  No, that’s not true.  She’s had years of practice.

She also played photographer this evening, here is how it went…

oh!  and I got fudge bars for dessert, as evidenced by the chocolate on Veda's chin!  Sugar free, and tasted like chocolate soft serve, yum!
oh! and I got fudge bars for dessert, as evidenced by the chocolate on Veda's chin! Sugar free, and tasted like chocolate soft serve, yum!
George is welcomed by the dogs, oh the dogs...
George is welcomed by the dogs, oh the dogs...
I don't have an explanation for this, except that Veda makes the best crazy faces ever!
I don't have an explanation for this, except that Veda makes the best crazy faces ever!
There aren't too many of these left on the bush that look so pretty...fall is on it's way!  Minus the 90 degree weather for the next 2 days of course...
There aren't too many of these left on the bush that look so pretty...fall is on it's way! Minus the 90 degree weather for the next 2 days of course...
This is our piano that we purchased from a co-worker recently, now we just have to learn how to play!  Anyone giving lessons?
This is our piano that we purchased from a co-worker recently, now we just have to learn how to play! Anyone giving lessons?

And now, I must be going, Spaceballs is on the television and it’s calling for my undivided attention…

xoxo

2 thoughts on “whole wheat spaghetti, yum!

  1. Yay! I love your blog!

    The only bad thing about it is that its making me miss you guys! Gotta get some time in with the girls soon.

    But I will see YOU Saturday!! So excited. xoxo

  2. hey! i live just down the street and i didn’t get invited over for bbq!! lol! geez. don’t forget about your hungry sister next time… ;o)

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