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Green Muffins

It’s Phood Phriday here at the dump. Pull up a chair and I’ll get you a barqs.

Item 1 – Work Muffins. Every once in a while, I decide to get a muffin from the cafeteria for breakfast. And every time, I think to myself “My God, how do you consistently make muffins that self-destruct on first bite?” They taste pretty good, I mean, I’ve had better and I’ve had worse. I went for the pistachio today because, well, it’s green. Green like they make food on St. Patrick’s day. But I just wish they wouldn’t fall apart. I have to eat them with a fork, and that’s just wrong when you’re talking about a muffin.

Item 2 – Carrots. Junior, all of a sudden, has added raw carrots to his list of foods that will not kill him instantly. They have to be cold and crunchy, and he has to do a bugs bunny imitation, but HE’S EATING CARROTS, PEOPLE! Combined with his fruit consumption (massive), that recently added pineapple, I think he may actually be eating, dare I say it, healthy! He’s eating more chicken, and he decided that orange juice isn’t all that bad (or oranges themselves). He eats peaches, apples, bananas, pears, watermelon and grapes all week long. He still eats a lot of pasta, but I point out that it’s only with tomato sauce, not butter and/or cheese, so he’s getting a ton of tomato anti-oxidants. The only area that could use improvement is dairy. He’s not a big fan, so anything I can possibly buy that is high in calcium, I do. All his juice is 100% vitamin C and 10% (or higher) USRDA Calcium. We try to get a grilled cheese in when we can, but he’s not always open to them. But it’s better than a diet of Doritos and Ring-Dings!

Item 3 – Last Monday my sister grilled some food for lunch and the grownups had cheeseburgers. The only cheese she had in the house was jalapeno havarti. (Ya, I know. Who on earth has this and only this in the house with a 5 year old and a 3 year old?) She sliced off a couple of chunks for the burgers and….mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm! I highly highly recommend it. Just enough of a little pop to make you want to take another bite.