Friday, October 06, 2006
Corn Bread & Ramen Noodles
No she doesn't eat them together, but these are two of Gracie's newest favorites.
This afternoon after a hard day at "school," Gracie requested noodles for lunch. And a growing toddler needs fuel for her "noodle' doesn't she? Okay lame mommy joke.
I started buying Ramen noodles about a month ago. I like them okay, and at 10 cents a piece they make a great quick lunch. I keep some in supply for those days when I just don't know what to fix. Not surprisingly, I ended up making them quite often, and Gracie as usual would sample my lunch. She decided she loves them, and today for lunch she ate an entire package by herself! (My little growing girl seems to be at it again, she can't get enough to eat lately!)
As for the corn bread--I had no idea how much Gracie would love that. Corn bread isn't one of my favorites, but Garren loves it. A few weeks ago I bought a few of those Jiffy mixes and made some while we were all sick. Gracie couldn't get enough. I went through 3 of those packages and I know Gracie ate the majority of it. Meanwhile, Garren is happy because he loves corn bread and says I never fixed it for him.
Gracie had more corn bread this morning for breakfast since I had some left over from last night's chili dinner. I made chili for the first time, and it was pretty good, plus I got to use my crock pot for the first time too. Mom says she has found me a cookbook for "one-pot meals," so maybe I will use it more often.
As for Gracie's school work; today we worked on matching objects, animal homes, counting objects and I had her trace the letter "A" using finger paint. She is still far from drawing shapes, letter, and numbers on her own of course, but I don't think it hurts to get an early start!