Great After School Snacks

Photo on 11-16-15 at 3.43 PM #3

This morning we went to White City to take care of my space and to stop at Nelson’s Farm Market to get the weekly vegetables and fruit.  I got some over ripe pears, bananas, and a nice box of strawberries for Regina.  I got a some spinach, Swiss Chard and a butternut squash and a 25 pound box of broccoli.  When Regina came for our tutoring session I had good after school snacks for her. She always has milk, ice-cream, one piece of Halloween candy, and either a tomato or a piece of banana bread.  She gets something to eat after working on her homework for ten minutes or so.  Today I had the pears all peeled and cored so she had that while she wrote her spelling words in complete sentences.  Then she had most of the pint of strawberries while she did her math worksheet and then her halloween candy and she spotted the box of broccoli and demanded a piece of that.  I could not imagine she would want a stock raw but she begged and I said fine.  Eat what you want and I’ll chop up what is left for my supper.  These are the pictures I took of her eating it.Photo on 11-16-15 at 3.42 PM #3

Here she is ready to dive in. Photo on 11-16-15 at 3.42 PM

The first big bite lead to many more.  She really loves raw broccoli.Photo on 11-16-15 at 3.43 PM #2

She ate the whole top off the stock and all the small side branches. Photo on 11-16-15 at 3.43 PM #3

We didn’t get much reading done until the whole top was most gone.  I am glad I had them here, what better snack could she have after school.  I don’t think she will eat much supper tonight.

Tomorrow is Norman’s cataract operation, so nothing the eat or drink after midnight until that is done and he is slated for 10:30. He will be one hungry puppy by the time we get home.  I’ll try to keep you all posted,  Have a great day.

About Carol (Ouma) Petts

I am a retired teacher. I have taught all levels from kindergarten through college and have been retired now for over 20 years. The last ten years we have lived on a farm and lived off the land, growing our own food and canning for our extended family. Now we have sold the farm and are moving to Florida to truly retire. I guess I have always had a short attention span as this is our 11th move. We have moved from a small farm in New Hampshire, to more city type living, small business adventures, focusing more on traveling, Florida living, Georgia, and Tennessee farming and now back to Florida. My blog is a way to keep my children up to date on what I am doing and letting them know I am still alive and well. My children are spread across the country from New England to Florida, Nova Scotia to New Mexico and CA and several places between, They let me know what they are up to by commenting on my blog but they are so busy with their own lives most times I have to assume " no news is good news". Now I are starting on a new adventure so will try to give daily updates until we get settled into a routine. Then I know even if I am getting older and should settle down I will start looking for some new and exciting adventure to start. Welcome aboard. Norman died Oct 30, 2017 so I am continuing the journey alone with the aid of my children, grand children and great grand children. At present I am living with my daughter and we are 7 in one house and cover four generations. We range in age from 7 to 85 and are finding common ground, we are living proof that multi generations can live and function in a three bedroom house if they really want to. Soon my grandson will have his house built next door so we all will have a room of their own except for the seven year old twins who by choice will share a room.
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