Archive for Food

POD: Final Thanksgiving at Nanas

Today we headed to Nana and Papa’s for the Thanksgiving dinner.It was a great evening, but also a little sad to say good-bye to the house. Before dinner we gave each said something about the house that we were thankful for, listening to the kids say what they were thankful for was sweet.

POD: A Real Sheppers Pie


I came home to a bit of a surprise tonight, Melissa had mad us a Shepherds Pie, with Lamb instead of beef. It was amazing, the only negative was the kids wouldn’t try it. Of course that really isn’t a negative, as it means more for me.

POD: Steak Pie


Today Melissa picked up some treats for us from Wiseys Pies & Bakehouse. I’d popped in last week and tried a few of their small pies, today she brought home to of the bigger ones. We only ate one tonight, the Stake Pie, it was amazing.  We still have a Butter Chicken pie for another day.

POD: Double Burger


Today we have a picture of my lunch.  A BBQed double cheese burger.  Not my favourite picture of the day,  but it’s the only picture I have for today.

POD: Little Helpers


Today we have a picture of Violet and Ben,  as the help making lunch.  They were little Helpers most of the morning.  They look so cute in their ‘chief hats’.

POD: Patio Dinner

For dinner tonight I thought the kids could have grilled cheese, but instead of cooking them in the frying pan like normal, I thought I’d try using the BBQ. The best part of it was that while I was cooking Jacob took the time to wipe down the table and set it, without me asking. He even set up the plates to look like faces.

POD: A Tasty dinner


Today we have a picture of my tasty and strangely healthy,  dinner.  I know it’s not my most creative picture of the day, but it’s all I have for today.

POD: Note from Violet’s teacher

Usually when teachers send home notes, it’s about how the kids are doing. Today we got one on how Melissa and I are doing with the kids lunches. As you have seen in pictures of the day in the past, we try to give our kids well-balanced and varied lunches. It’s nice to know that someone notices.

POD: Exceptional Service

Today after swimming I took My mom and the kids out for a special treat, dinner at Swiss Chalet. While ordering food the kids argued about which plate would have Veggies and which would have Fries. I always try to get one of each and split them between them. While the waitress heard the discussion and when the plates came out I was amazed to see that the Veggies and Fries were already split between them. It’s that kind of service I like to reward with a big tip.

Geek Musing: Breakfast


I’m not a morning person, never have been. Probably never will be, but having kids has made it necessary for me to be up and useful first thing in the morning. Most days it’s Melissa and I working together to get it all done. We have to them dressed, pack their lunches, and make sure they eat a good breakfast. It can make for a busy morning, specially if we wake up late. One of the hardest things for me is breakfast. I don’t like to eat when I first wake up, but I know that I should but I don’t always mange it. For the kids eating breakfast isn’t optional. We make sure they have something every morning, often something different for each of them.

In the morning the two of them are so different, on most days Jacob will take or leave breakfast. It’s a challenge to get him to sit at the table and eat. Violet wakes up hungry and is asking for something almost immediately. She’s our little alarm clock (Unless we really need to get up then she sleeps in).  The last couple of days has been more relaxed, Violet’s been coming into our room at 7am saying she’s hungry so we’ve been up with the kids early and have had plenty of time to pack their lunches, get them dressed and make sure they both have a good breakfast. One plus of this is the last 2 days, I’ve enjoyed a nice cheese and veggie omelet that Melissa has made for me. I have to say, when I have enough time I really like having a hot breakfast in the morning. Especially on these could January Days. I guess maybe it’s the to look at what it would take to be a morning person.