So my friend Melissa recommended this book to me while we were shopping at Costco - I had never heard of it because I avoid all things Oprah, but after a quick flip-through it looked so good I had to buy it. The idea is to put pureed vegetables into familiar recipes, making your kids' favorite foods more nutritious. Lately I've really been trying to get the whole family to eat healthy but I've been focusing on buying organic and limiting processed foods, which means there are fewer and fewer snacks and meals at our house that Carson and the boys actually want to eat. My friend Jodee said she tried some of the recipes and liked them, so today I planned out my grocery shopping according to the book and started making the purees. Tonight I made homemade macaroni and cheese with butternut squash puree and it was super good! It looked like regular orange mac and cheese even though I used white cheddar (no artificial colors!) and the kids loved it. Maybe after trying some more recipes I'll post a list of my favorites.
We enjoyed Thanksgiving at my parents' house last week and I beat Carson at Boggle for the first time. My Grandma always makes the gravy and my mom was excited to show off her new countertops:
Carson was working on our family video last week and the boys saw a part where they had made a rocketship out of an upside-down wheelbarrow and some other yard equipment in the backyard. They wanted to run outside and do it again, even though it was freezing! So we bundled them up and here it is:
Caeden was super excited to be playing outside with his big brothers!