For example, here is a conversation that we had with the Tiny Princess this morning:
TP: Momma, I want apple juice.
Me: But you asked for milk.
TP: I changed my mind.
Me: You aren't allowed to change your mind in this house.
TP: But, I want apple juice.
Me: I have some coffee right here, if you want that.
TP: But, I don't like coffee.
AJ: [TP], you haven't even tried it. You might really like it.
|Tiny Princess with milk face|
But, a valid point to take from this is that we should all try new things. I'm thinking about all the things that I've recently tried and loved.
Like brussell sprouts. If you had asked me a couple of months ago if I like brussell sprouts, I would have probably had a knee-jerk reaction and said "heck no." Because, we aren't supposed to like brussell sprouts. Its ingrained in us, since childhood, to hate brussell sprouts. My kids
Despite my preconceived notions that I should hate brussell sprouts, a pinterest pin peaked my interest a few months ago, and I bought them, roasted them, and tried them. Now, I love them. I have big hearts in my eyes when I think about brussell sprouts. I want to eat them every other day. If only Grumpy Jeff would let me . . .
"Trying" is great. But, of course, there are times when "trying" isn't enough, and we should just do.
|Yoda is Awesome|
Now, I realize that - to most folks - this is not your typical breakfast dish. It's kind of a cross-dresser dish because its a little bit of breakfast mixed with a whole lot of dinner. But, I really do love leftovers. I could never be married to someone who refused to eat leftovers. Awesome Jeff would go hungry a lot if he didn't eat leftoevers.
And, leftovers are especially great for when you are in a hurry like I was morning. This breakfast was super easy though.
I heated up some leftover quinoa that we had for dinner two nights ago. I know that the picture makes it appear that the quinoa is mixed with cockroaches, but really, that dark stuff is kale. On the stove top, I sauteed some left over squash and zucchini with a cup of spinach in one pan while I fried up a mega egg in another. A mega egg is one whole egg and two more egg whites. With everything piping hot, I threw the egg on top of the quinoa. The sauteed veggies went in next, and then the whole thing was sprinkled with about half an ounce of feta.
Conventional breakfast? No. Delicious? Ab-so-freaking-lutely.
One More Thing: Elizabeth and I are so excited that we have had over 2500 hits on our blog in just two weeks (and that doesn't even include our own hits!). So, we've decided that when we get to 3000 hits, we are going to have our first "give-away." It will be a small give-away since we don't have sponsors or money to throw around, but it will be fun. We will do a random drawing from the people that are following us or have commented on a post. So, please leave a comment! Or better yet, be a follower!
I hope you have a great weekend! I have to go to a birthday party and