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Meal Monday My life is pretty busy. Three four-year-olds, two schools, one house. I don't have a lot of space in my life for much more. Then my husband bought me Jerusalem by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi. One look... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2013 at CurrentMom
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Meal Monday Once upon a time when I worked in an office, I had down time. In between assignments I would check my email, IM with friends, and, as it was the mid-aughts, read blogs. I quickly became obsessed with... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2012 at CurrentMom
I wrote the below post over the summer, but wasn't published while all the foods were seasonal. But I think it's still worth sharing, since most of the ingredients are still available, and nothing is better than a fridge clean-out... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2012 at CurrentMom
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Meal Monday It's August. Suffering from barbecue fatigue? Ready for pumpkins and apples? Not so fast. Not all cookouts are created equal. Forget charred hockey pucks that taste of ketchup. Disregard drippy, mayonnaise-laden coleslaws. Instead, imagine a burger free of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2012 at CurrentMom
Meal Monday They didn't fall for it when I gave them "Cheese Pie." Looking back, these poorly labeled "mommy's special cupcakes" didn't really stand a chance. Especially considering they lacked both frosting and cake. I've been eyeing recipes for egg... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2012 at CurrentMom
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I am known as "the triplets' mom." This is not shocking, since I am flanked by three little ones everywhere I go. My mom identity seems to overshadow everything. Like the fact that I love to bake and cook. Or... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2012 at CurrentMom
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Meal Monday I look back fondly at the "Terrible 2s." I think that is because my triplets are in the "Thoroughly Frustrating 3s." The kids are coming into their own, which is great…in theory. In reality, it is a battle... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2012 at CurrentMom
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Meal Monday I know I have three kids, but I am not exactly sure how it's possible that I have 10 teachers/therapists on my holiday gift list. According to more experienced moms, the appropriate gift for each one is in... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2011 at CurrentMom
Meal Monday Three two-year-olds, two school schedules, and one new house. And that was just September. Not surprisingly, expanding the triplets' picky palates has fallen low on my list of priorities. That does not mean I don't care what they... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2011 at CurrentMom
Meal Monday I have a confession to make. I have not been trying to get my kids to eat new foods. Once it was my obsession. They were going to eat vegetables. And protein that is not breaded and shaped... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2011 at CurrentMom
Meal Monday Having company over for dinner and have no food in the house? No need to worry. With just one trip to the grocery store and 30 minutes in the kitchen, dinner is served. This Pasta with Pesto, Chicken,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2011 at CurrentMom
Meal Monday I had my first-ever cold food-themed dinner party last weekend. With a 100+ heat index, my oven was not invited to participate in this one. But I am known for my desserts. I wanted to serve something impressive... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2011 at CurrentMom
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Meal Monday Perhaps the tide is turning. The trio is starting to taste new foods. Zeke immediately dug into a bowl of frozen yogurt covered in sprinkles and, after just a little prodding, Bitty and Dude joined him. The Dude... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2011 at CurrentMom
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Meal Monday I have a serious addiction. Not cigarettes. Not alcohol. Not drugs. Though all those things would seem likely coping mechanisms, considering I'm the mother of two-and-a-half-year-old triplets. My obsession is far more innocent. I'm addicted to buying berries.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2011 at CurrentMom
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Meal Monday I know of at least three surefire ways to get the trio to break into tears in unison: shut off the television, take them off the swings at the playground, try to get them to eat Lemony Kale... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2011 at CurrentMom
Meal Monday Rules are a big thing in our house these days. Say "please" when you ask for something. Don't hit your brother/sister. Clean up what you're playing with before you can get a different toy. No Play-Doh in your... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2011 at CurrentMom
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Meal Monday Cookies are king in our house. There is no food item more favored—or talked about—than cookies. So when my husband told me that he was tired of reading posts about the kids not really liking the foods I... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2011 at CurrentMom
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Meal Monday The trio's growth is astounding. They are reaching new heights in stature, language, and abilities. Their palates, however, are not following the same curve. The cauliflower cheddar soup I made was categorically rejected (and it tastes way better... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2011 at CurrentMom
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Meal Monday Pie is the latest obsession in my house. When my oven is done preheating and the buzzer goes off, my boys exclaim, "pie!" If I am working in the kitchen and the oven timer goes off, Zeke shouts,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2011 at CurrentMom
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Meal Monday When I began chronicling my cooking adventures/ kids' feeding misadventures, I had high hopes. And I had reason to. We started strong. My 15-month-old triplets liked salmon patties that were made from scratch! But as they have grown... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2011 at CurrentMom
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Meal Monday We are a "Yo Gabba Gabba"—or, as Zeke calls it, Yo Dibba Dibba—household. Requests for Foofa come as often, if not more frequently, than those for Elmo. We watch the show almost every day. But we only have... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2011 at CurrentMom
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Meal Monday Yesterday marked a major milestone. We packed away the trio's highchairs. They now sit at the table with us, in booster seats. I almost cried that morning. They're getting big, and there's nothing I can do to stop... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2011 at CurrentMom
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Meal Monday It's nearly impossible to escape the news coverage as protests rage from Madison to Morocco. But there is another revolt that's been taking place for much longer. And happening much closer to home. To be precise, it's been... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2011 at CurrentMom
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Meal Monday Once again I was foiled by a power outage. My parents came in for a visit to see the kids. But I had made plans with my mom, once the kids went to sleep, to learn how to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2011 at CurrentMom
Meal Monday For the past month, about five portions of a (if you ask me) really tasty noodle kugel have been languishing in my freezer. Apparently I didn't get the memo before I made it that the kiddos no longer... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2011 at CurrentMom