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Category: Eating Out

Spaghetti Oh Oh’s and Mac and Crack

by bkhoury on November 15, 2012

We were walking through Trader Joes and Hunter picked up a can of what looked like knock-off classic Spaghetti O’s. He asked, “Mommy, what’s this? Can I put it in my cart?” It dawned on me my kids had never experienced the 1980’s staple in kids’ diets. An irrational thought flashed across my mommy brain, “Oh my gosh, my kids haven’t even had Spaghetti O’s! What kind of parent am I?” The can did say organic and it was from Trader Joe’s so I said, “Yes, you can put it in your cart.” Read More

The Art of Being Busy

by bkhoury on July 26, 2012

“What did you do this weekend?”

“Oh, we were just so busy.”

How many times have you had this frankly, very boring exchange? I catch myself saying it all the time. A go-to filler. What exactly was I really busy doing? Was I busy having meaningful quality time with my kids or was I busy running all over town? We wear the status like a badge of honor though. Is it possible we are so busy being busy we get nothing done?
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The Spice of Life

by bkhoury on January 19, 2012

Over the holidays we had a wonderful family ski trip. Of course after a long day on the slopes the chips and salsa came out as everyone made their way home and congregated in the kitchen. Hunter and Will, along with their 18 month old cousin, loved being the center of attention of their extended family. And they also loved this phenomenon of chips appearing prior to dinnertime. Hunter was sitting at the kitchen bar next to his much revered uncle munching on chips and decided to have some “dip” just like Uncle Neil. Of course this wasn’t the mild stuff I’ve taken to purchasing post kids. This salsa had a little spice. Read More

Tired, Hungry and Fat?

by bkhoury on September 15, 2011

This past week we embarked on another family trip. The only direct flight was at a horrifying 6:55 am and it was over three hours. After our last flight I had given up any pretences that my two angels would settle in for a nice nap. The boys are at the age where flying is actually exciting. Will is especially enamored with the lavatory (but I digress). When we landed we then had a four hour drive to our destination (a beautiful place in the middle of nowhere where I grew up). Needless to say, the boys were more than tired. Read More

Psssst.  Want a snack? By Jennifer Davis

by bkhoury on September 08, 2011

Psssst. Hey, kid. Over here. Want a snack? Why does it seem that everywhere I go, someone is trying to feed my children? And nine times out of ten it’s something that either contains cheese spelled with a “z,” glows in the dark, or boasts a sell by date that hovers close to when my six year old can legally drink his first beer. I say, stop the insanity! Read More

Restaurant Week Rebellion

by bkhoury on July 07, 2011

For this trip to the Grandparent’s house I decided not to be my usual high maintenance mother, insisting on keeping our set schedules and cooking healthy meals. Instead, I gave the reigns to the Grandparents and let them have the week to spoil their only two grandkids as much as possible. This included a week-long extravaganza of activities, eating out every day and treats galore. After a breakdown (or two), the ambitious grandparents did see the value of afternoon naps for the boys. So we would get up in the morning and eat breakfast then be out the door to start the day’s planned activity. By 11:30 the boys would be on the brink and we would grab some food with the echo “I want mac and cheese!” always present if at a restaurant or at the pool we would hear “I want chips!”. We would rush home and put the junk-food filled boys to bed for naps.
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Let’s Picnic!

by bkhoury on June 22, 2011

I can’t believe how a little act like having a picnic can change the entire eating dynamic. The other day I surprised the boys when I picked Will up from his morning summer camp and said, “Come on! We’re going on a picnic!” I packed a very simple menu of vegetables and hummus, chicken salad and crackers, and watermelon feta salad. Read More

Nuggets On The Mind

by bkhoury on May 19, 2011

Up until now, my kids are young enough that I haven’t experienced the parental “punch in the stomach” of disappointment. You know like when you prepare your kid to be an engineer and he ends up being a professional bum. So an incident happened and really I KNOW it is no big deal. Read More

Summer Travel Tips

by bkhoury on June 19, 2009

Remember when you could go to a restaurant and actually eat your food? When traveling, you have days and days of eating out. So how to survive? We recently got back from a five day trip and I need a vacation from my vacation! After a few break downs (William, not me thankfully) and a miserable plane ride home, of course I came up with a few tips for this new way of life. I hope you can learn from my mistakes! Read More

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