Jilliana got to bring Clifford home last week to spend the day. It just happened to be our busy Tuesday, so he got to do quite a bit.
Things went well today. I am already feeling that this is something we can manage. Yesterday I was overwhelmed with all of the planning and preparing. A lot of the recipes I get from the 100 day pledge are geared for a smaller family, so there are a lot of leftovers. Not so many here, so I need to make double if I want to spend less time in the kitchen.
Here is my mess this morning after making breakfast and lunches.
They came home saying that their lunch was so good. They did have a few kids comment on the green zucchini but that did not stop them from eating it:).
So the challenges today were that I was really wanting a diet coke. I miss having it to sip on all day. I miss going through the drive-thru. I knew my habit was bad when there are three places in my city that knew my order and me. They were even starting to give me discounts for coming in so often.
Mike's challenge was that he ate breakfast out with a friend. He ordered a vegetable omelet with fruit. He put the salsa on it without finding out what they put in their salsa, so he may or may not have had a slip up.
Emma got a jolly rancher for getting something right and almost ate it, but thank goodness Meilynn was there to remind her. I think that Emma would have been upset if she had it. She has taken this so serious.
Lily's table also received a treat award, but her teacher gave her a sticker.
So we made it through day three, oh I almost forgot. I made the most amazing Chicken noodle soup following the recipe from the 100 days of real food site. My family loved it! Mike kept saying that the soup was as good as he remembered his grandmother's being. It was made with the chicken stock from the chicken we had in the crockpot on Monday. We will definitely be having that again. And it was really easy. I was able to make it probably in less than 30 minutes. We are off to a good start. Our plates have never looked more colorful.