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Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   03-02-2011, 01:52 PM
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I haven't had pheasant since I was a kid but, as...

I haven't had pheasant since I was a kid but, as fate would have it, I will have some in my home tomorrow.  All the recipes I have found on-line look hideous (to be frank, I'm a bit of a wholefood...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   11-18-2010, 02:59 PM
Replies: 27
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No one believes me when I say soup is my...

No one believes me when I say soup is my favorite food, but I'm not exactly cracking open a can and dumping it into a pot, if you know what I mean!
 
I love chili but my current absolute favorite...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   11-18-2010, 02:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 278
Posted By Messac888
The only reason I wouldn't give other liquids at...

The only reason I wouldn't give other liquids at this age is so the nursing is strong yet.  Mind you, my kids wean around 2 years of age...  I was more cautious by baby #4 in terms of introducing...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   11-18-2010, 02:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 163
Posted By Messac888
I know that if it is labeled Organic that it...

I know that if it is labeled Organic that it cannot include any GMO ingredients in it.
 
Most anything can be called natural, even if it isn't really that natural at all.
 
If it's GMO it is not...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   11-18-2010, 02:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 281
Posted By Messac888
I don't have a pumpkin bread recipe memorized,...

I don't have a pumpkin bread recipe memorized, so I can't help with that (I'm not at home and don't have the internet there) but I remember my cream cheese frosting recipe.  There's actually two.
 ...
Forum: Vaccinations   09-09-2010, 07:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 536
Posted By Messac888
You know, if you're thinking of going with just...

You know, if you're thinking of going with just the one dose instead of the four because 'either way he wouldn't be' immune or whatever, then...why do even the one?

I go back and forth on the vax...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   08-27-2010, 07:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By Messac888
I used to be vegetarian after a fairly long...

I used to be vegetarian after a fairly long struggle with food in general. I LOVED being vegetarian- and only switched back to a meat-eating diet because of pregnancies. My ds (7) loves meat, dd (5)...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   08-26-2010, 07:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 821
Posted By Messac888
Sometimes I think self-education can be...

Sometimes I think self-education can be difficult. After all, when you know better, you want to do better. That said, I stopped beating myself up for wanting Cheetos once in a while and I just get...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   08-26-2010, 07:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,012
Posted By Messac888
Whenever I'm pregnant (which seems to be fairly...

Whenever I'm pregnant (which seems to be fairly often, I must admit) protein is usually a bit of an issue, but this last baby made it terrible. It was to the point that I bought a jar of babyfood...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-26-2010, 06:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 678
Posted By Messac888
The paint on our house is peeling- lead paint...

The paint on our house is peeling- lead paint apparently, and she eats the dirt in the backyard. So much for letting them get good and dirty outside......
Forum: Vaccinations   08-26-2010, 06:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 678
Posted By Messac888
My rwo oldest kids (7 and 5) are in gymnastics....

My rwo oldest kids (7 and 5) are in gymnastics. I found out today that they've been exposed to whooping cough for the last two or three weeks at the gym (they're here 4xs a week). Wse also have a 3...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   07-15-2010, 08:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 750
Posted By Messac888
I would eat more raw fruits and veggies. I'm not...

I would eat more raw fruits and veggies. I'm not a raw foodie, but if I need a boost I head to the produce department. Nuts are good too; I'm not sure if you can have them, I know there's a hefty...
Forum: TV-Free   06-17-2010, 07:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,555
Posted By Messac888
Quote: Originally Posted by phoebemommy...

Quote:
Originally Posted by phoebemommy http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15178439)
I'm just wondering if anyone has...
Forum: TV-Free   06-17-2010, 07:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,555
Posted By Messac888
Quote: Originally Posted by MommaCrystal...

Quote:
Originally Posted by MommaCrystal http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15177667)
Watching TV non-stop (and eating nothing...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   06-17-2010, 07:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 412
Posted By Messac888
LOVE IT! I second the vote for blueberry acai....

LOVE IT! I second the vote for blueberry acai. I've tried every probiotic thing out there, I think, and never felt likt anything helped until Good Bellys came out. Yum- worth the expense- they...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   06-17-2010, 07:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,398
Posted By Messac888
He can always have cereal and milk. Seriously....

He can always have cereal and milk. Seriously. We have 4 kids and it's chaos each and every single night when I'm trying to make dinner (as well as every morning, every afternoon, etc- you get the...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   03-06-2010, 04:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,863
Posted By Messac888
Sometimes homemade garlic bread (especially good...

Sometimes homemade garlic bread (especially good on homemade challah bread), toasted and topped with parmesan... http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eat.gif

Sometimes salad, sometimes...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-06-2010, 04:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 350
Posted By Messac888
I had an especially tough time hsing through...

I had an especially tough time hsing through this most recent pregnancy (dd#3, child #4). Much of the time was spent with them watching tv while I zonked out on the couch. Embarassing but true. I...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   03-06-2010, 04:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,027
Posted By Messac888
If she's struggling to open her lunch couldn't a...

If she's struggling to open her lunch couldn't a teacher or a lunchroom supervisor help her? http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eat.gif
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   03-06-2010, 04:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,239
Posted By Messac888
I only go there when we need some gluten-free...

I only go there when we need some gluten-free stuff because it's much, much cheaper, or when I really want some sesame tarragon crackers (only place nearby that sells them). Otherwise I try to avoid...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   03-06-2010, 04:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 360
Posted By Messac888
We have some of those popsicle molds from...

We have some of those popsicle molds from tupperware (totally not BPA-Free http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif) and I'll pour kefir and chunks of fruit into them and freeze for...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   03-06-2010, 04:06 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,910
Posted By Messac888
I think it may have been Tylenol brand, but I...

I think it may have been Tylenol brand, but I know some kids' acetominaphen has hfcs in it. And food coloring, too. Just what I want to do- load a sick kid up with crap that'll make them stay sick,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-26-2010, 01:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,743
Posted By Messac888
I stay home with the kids (there's four now) and...

I stay home with the kids (there's four now) and my husband works full-time, but I don't see why you couldn't homeschool and still work. I would seriously consider seeing if you can't partially work...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-25-2009, 09:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,359
Posted By Messac888
We have similar problems with our DS (7yrs),...

We have similar problems with our DS (7yrs), from gifted and difficult to food additive issues, so on and so forth. Every time I am at the point of ripping my hair out and I vent to a friend they...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   11-05-2009, 01:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 490
Posted By Messac888
I've been making this yummy dish lately (the...

I've been making this yummy dish lately (the second dd hates it but everyone else gobbles it up) and thought it might be helpful. I make angel hair pasta (but can be substituted for...
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