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Are Fries Still A Vegtable?

french friesI always order our fries well done when we go to a fast food restaurant.  Who doesn’t love crunchy fries? I’ve found that when you special order them they are always hot and fresh and not the soggy things they leave under the heat lamp. Ewww We have a rule that each of us has eat at LEAST one fry in the car before we get home and if it doesn’t burn your fingers it’s just not as fun.

Well, ordering them this way leaves them hard and crunchy (little resemblance to the vegetable they once were).  Yesterday while eating fries (in the car) Ian took a bite and looked inside the fry itself with a confused look on his face. He looked at me and said..”Momma, this one has mashed potatos crammed inside it. How did they stuff that in there?”  Oh boy? Did he really not know that they are French Fried Potatos? I forgot for a minute who I was dealing with. Maybe I just need him to cook with me a little more often instead of ordering from a drive thru.  Nah…


June 25, 2009 Posted by | General Mayhem, Meal Time | , , , , , | 1 Comment


We have on occasion veered from the family favorites to introduce new foods. I love casseroles as you’re able to mix everything in one dish and it’s good to go. One night a few years past…I tried a new recipe for tuna noodle casserole. It was the standard fare..Noodles, Tuna and Peas..etc…My son Hayden, Normally not adventurous when trying new dishes, dove right in. At first he was shoveling as fast as his spoon would allow…He slowed to a bite now and then and ending with his head on the table and pushing the food around on his plate…I asked..Don’t you like it honey?…His response…He picked up a pea and said…”What the hell kind a skittles is these!”  My oldest son laughed so hard he fell off his chair. I had to turn my back..trying not to laugh at the swear (not allowed) or the look on his face…OMG…Sometimes I soooo love my kids.

October 20, 2008 Posted by | General Mayhem, Meal Time | , , , , | Leave a comment