Made chefk's minestrone last night. Oh my yum! Prep took me a little longer since I used fresh tomatoes instead of canned, and I had to blanch and peel them. It's not a pretty chefk picture, but it's a picture of a chefk recipe! And it's way bigger than I thought it would be, but I'm too lazy to downsize.
It was excellent, and I would highly recommend it to anyone. The husband asked if I will be making it again, before he was done eating his bowl. Used 12 small to medium-ish size tomatoes in place of the 2 cans. I "x"ed the bottoms and tossed in boiling water for about a minute to release the skins. Peeled them and tossed them in seeds and all. Served over a spoonful of whole wheat spiral pasta and topped with grated Romano. Husband said that it was so hearty that he didn't even think it needed meat in it. That's a big deal for him. Also, means I have another Lent option!
**Disclaimer** Gross things related to children follow.
Potty training... the girl has been so much easier than the boy! We still wear pull-ups at night, since she's wet at least a couple nights a week. We do panties during the day and even when we go out on longer drives now. She seldom has accidents, but I usually have to talk her into taking a break. She was really good in the beginning going by herself, but now she doesn't want to stop what she's doing just to pee. She doesn't have accidents because of it though, she just holds it forever. Some days by the end of the day she has went potty all of 3 times, and that is including after getting up right away in the morning. Bladder of steel I guess. She's not 100% trained, but I do consider her basically trained. I didn't do anything too crazy either. Just started pushing it a little more, once summer vacation started and I wasn't running to preschool for the boy all the time. She picked up on it pretty quick, but I found that as long as she was wearing a pull-up, she figured it wasn't a big deal to pee in it. So moving to underwear during the day was the big game-changer for us. She's pretty good with poop too, but will hold it and only go every other day, and I have to convince her to take the effort to go.
And speaking of children. The boy said his tummy hurt around 7ish last night. Threw up. Got him cleaned up and put him to bed. Half hour later, he throws up in bed. I get laundry going and we set him up on the couch to sleep there, and throws up a few more times. I end up sleeping on the love seat right next to him all night, and every 10-15 minutes from about 9 till 3 am he throws up from sinus drainage. So today I am tired.
The only high note of yesterday is that my tooth feels better. I ran to Target after preschool drop off and picked up some anebesol and put it on my gums and from that point on I was good. No more shooting pain, just a little dull ache here and there. Still keeping the dentist appointment just to make sure, but I'm hoping for no work now.
Eating beachy since February 2010.