Welcome to My Week on Wednesday… when I talk a little about what I’ve been doing, and what interesting blogs I have read, and all the neat things I have learned.
It is snowing, freezing, and officially Looks Like Winter outside… but before that we had a couple of glorious Fall days. And I had my camera.
My husband is still in Poland, but he promises he is taking pictures. He also has discovered a few neat dishes we are going try to figure out how to make when he gets home, including a fermented rye soup.
Any successes (or particularly horrific or comedic failures) will be shared, of course!
Of all the blog posts I read this week, I think Whole New Mom’s post “Think Food Doesn’t Affect Behavior? You’ve Got to Read This.” was the most interesting and informative. I didn’t really expect her to tell me anything I didn’t already know… and she didn’t. But what she did was include a pair of videos detailing an experiment wherein one group of children was fed “party food” and the other group was fed “healthy food” … and the differences in the behavior of the two groups of children was astonishing. And frightening. And horrifying when you think of all the kids labeled ADD or ADHD or just plain “bad” … maybe all because we fed them artificial coloring, sugar, and other chemicals that trigger these symptoms.
I think I shared this article with everyone who wonders why I get so annoyed when they feed my kids CRAP.
And, speaking off artificial colors… what happens when you really just want a brightly colored treat? Christmas cookies, maybe? You can make your own food coloring!
Also in preparation for the upcoming holidays, I found this cranberry sauce with apples and ginger recipe and another corn syrup-free pecan pie recipe! The sad (and by sad, I mean not sad at all) thing is that I’m going to have to try these out at least once–maybe twice–before the holidays… just to make sure they are as delicious as they sound!
And since the holidays really are just around the corner, my blog post for this week is a list of 26 holiday books, and exactly how our Elf on the Shelf, George, uses them to help us Celebrate the Return of Light!
Somewhat impressively, under the circumstances, I did manage to get this week’s post up on time… if you are willing to accept that, because of Veteran’s Day, the weekend didn’t end until Monday night. Honestly, this post took forever to write… but I think it was well worth my time. I hope you do, too!