Happy National Almond Day!
Thing 1 and Thing 2 are kind of picky when it comes to nuts. It's hard to convince them that there's supposed to be crunch chunks in whatever food I'm trying to sneak them into. So I decided to try out two new recipes today to see if we could come up with an almond winner.
This morning for breakfast we had Almond Chocolate Banana Oatmeal. Chalk one up for the almonds - this was a hit all the way around. Though Noah did say to me "I think this would be better with walnuts, Mom" I gave him 'the look' with a reminder that today was almond day. He giggled, I giggled and breakfast disappeared.
For lunch I made some almond chicken puffs. This one, not so much. I told the kiddos that they each had to try at least one and if they didn't like them they could finish off the macaroni and cheese from yesterday's lunch. While the puff disappeared rather quickly, I couldn't convince them to eat another. The upside - at least the mac and cheese got eaten. Grant agreed that they were just 'ok' so I don't think we'll be eating almonds this way again.
Keeping this short (and early) today as I am off in a bit to go watch my bro swim. Go Scott!! There are three (yes three) food celebrations tomorrow so check back in with us for everything from cabbage to coffee au lait to indian pudding! Until then...
Thumbs up on the oatmeal
Just a 'meh' on the puffs