annie's macaroni and cheese, sliced apples {only when peeled}, english muffins with butter, fruit smoothies, rice and beans, pork {only when served chipotle style}, soup {cheddar broccoli for sky and chicken noodle for lu} and pb&j without crust. happily eaten 21 times a week...sometimes more when a late-night snack is in order. so how to turn lu and sky into young food enthusiasts? a blog. a fun {so fun} way to track new foods and share the adventure with family and friends. thanks to georgetown early learning center for the ingenious idea of 'no thank you bites' {such a simple rule: please take a bite before you say 'no thank you'}. now off to plan tomorrow's menu...NIGHT.


  1. What a great idea! Did you mention avacado? Lulu and Sky sure will enjoy being published. Even their friends can join in. Keep me posted.

  2. Until you have a section for recipes:




    the written explanations are available on the nyt's webpage.

  3. Homemade Granola
    ~ Makes 48 Cups ~ Can be frozen in an airtight container for future use

    12 cups old fashioned rolled oats
    1 cup wheat germ
    1 cup packed brown sugar
    1 ½ cups maple syrup
    3 Tbsp water
    2 Tbsp cinnamon
    1 Tbsp vanilla
    1 tsp salt (optional)
    1 cup canola oil (can substitute vegetable oil or olive oil)
    2 cups shredded coconut (optional but tasty)
    2 cups dried cranberries
    2 cups raisins (I mix golden and regular)
    2 cups sliced almonds

    Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Mix all the ingredients, except the cranberries and raisins, in a very large mixing bowl (I use a stock pot for less mixing mess.) Spread onto large sheet pans and bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes to achieve an even golden brown color.

    Remove from oven and transfer back into large bowl/stockpot and stir in raisins and cranberries until evenly distributed.

    NOTE: Any dried fruit (apricots, figs, blueberries, etc) will work.

  4. We are so impressed with Lulu's and Sky's adventures in eating. It seems their favorite foods indicate that they've been pretty adventurous already!
    Your blog is delightful-whimsical, interesting and it makes us hungry,too!
    Anyway- we contacted our family's west coast dried fruits and cherries maven to see if she might have some exciting & wholesome recipes.
    Love, Aunt Lynnnnn & the Rev.