Lunch Time Law

August 24th, 2011 | Posted by Alison Spath in Lunch - (2 Comments)

An amusement park excursion was on the docket for today. And like most day trips, a packed lunch was the first order of business on the agenda.

It is at this juncture that I would like to present our midday meal + snacks for inspection:

Lunch Time Evidence

Exhibit A: Carrot sticks

Exhibit B: Homegrown grape tomatoes and green pepper slices

Exhibit C: Standard kid packed-lunch fare = two sunbutter and jelly sandwiches on Ezekiel bread, cut into quarters

Exhibit D: Bare bean butt hummus (2 cans, 22 minutes! I’m improving!)

Black Friday Virgin

November 27th, 2009 | Posted by Alison Spath in Breakfast - (13 Comments)

First the first time in my entire life, I got up early on the day after Thanksgiving to hit up a Black Friday sale. An email from the running store I shop at had some offers that were just too good to pass up.

FF Email

Well what do you know, I just so happen to be in the market for new running sneakers. Sale sneaks? A group run? Free food? I’ll be there!

The store was packed at 7:30 when I got there and after a half hour trying on sale shoes and elbowing my way through the crowd to the sales line, I got through checkout just in time to leave with the running pack at 8:00.

Souper Supper

August 25th, 2009 | Posted by Alison in Dinner Time - (24 Comments)

This morning I had a meeting at Ava’s homeschooled school. That’s right, my homeschooled kid will be going to school. Just once a week for 3 hours with a bunch of other homeschoolers, but still – we call it school.

Aunt Ellen stayed with the girls while I went to the meeting. I snacked on an apple on the drive there.

apple jocalot

And ate a Larabar mid meeting.

Home and more than ready to eat, I went with fast. Just your run of the mill everything-but-the-kitchen-sink gigantic tossed salad.

Big Salad salad

Sunday Rides

August 23rd, 2009 | Posted by Alison in Breakfast - (11 Comments)

After a long run yesterday, a Sunday Ride was in order for today. The weather man said it was supposed to rain this morning but fortunately he is A LIAR.  I rode 13.5 rain free miles this morning in just under an hour. In YO FACE Weather Mack Daddy!

On my ride I was thinking about how it seems like something has been “missing” lately. I couldn’t put my finger on it exactly, but something is definitely missing. *think*think*think*

And then it dawned on me.

Missed Cleaning the Juicer

Sun of a Beach

August 11th, 2009 | Posted by Alison in Dinner Time - (24 Comments)

A little beach trip with some friends was in order for today, so we threw lunch in a bag this morning and off we went.

Beach Today

Lunch for mom? Leftovers.

Veggie Chili Leftovers

Plus a Jocalat Larabar.

Jocalat Larabar

And some Newman’s Own Organics Honey Wheat pretzels from our goodie box for sharing.

Snack and Share

While practically all the Newman’s Own Organics loot we were sent to try has been fabulous, I have to say these weren’t that great. Not BAD, but just – weird. Maxine spit hers out and a seagull ate it.  The seagull had no complaints.

New Friends

August 9th, 2009 | Posted by Alison in Dinner Time - (17 Comments)

Hello. Meet my lunch.

Simple Sandwich

A delectable vegetable sandwich on scrumptious toasted Ezekiel seven grain bread with a smattering of homemade two-day-old guacamole, freshly sliced tomatoes and store bought, hand washed fresh from the fridge romaine lettuce.

Side View

My sandwich has a friend I’d like you to meet too.

A mumbo jumbo plate of steamed cauliflower, shredded carrots and zucchini steamed in only the finest tap water this side of the Mississippi, topped with the Parmesaniest cheese this side of Wegmans.

Plate O'Veggies

Hey. Kid. Get your fingers out of my food. I’m trying to do introductions here.

New Moon, Old Ways

August 3rd, 2009 | Posted by Alison in Good Reads - (7 Comments)

After my HFCS tirade this morning, I made some green juice that I enjoyed with live entertainment.

Pre-meeting Juice

I continue to be amazed at how satisfying green lemonade is.

I also continued to be amazed at how long a yellow, slippery piece of plastic can keep a child entertained.

I had a meeting to go to for one of the classes Ava attends as a homeschooler this afternoon. I ate a banana on my way but only have an empty shell of a banana to show for it.

banana shell

And my buddy Lara rode shot gun.

Multiple Choice

July 23rd, 2009 | Posted by Alison in Late Night Craziness - (9 Comments)

It rained all morning, we played in the rain anyway because ______.

a. we can
b. we felt too dry
c. it was an easy way to wash their coats


We made plans to beat the rainy day blahs and meet up with some friends after _______.

a. hell froze over
b. I made a curried chick pea sandwich on toasted Ezekiel bread with a zucchini and spinach salad on the side for lunch
c. they completed an obstacle course



Life’s a Beach

July 22nd, 2009 | Posted by Alison in Dinner Time - (6 Comments)

My fruit and juice breakfast wore off by about 10:30, so I made a bowl of banana and chocolate oatbran before we headed out on today’s adventure.


Cooked on the stove with water and chocolate almond milk and cocoa powder. Topped with sliced banana, almond butter and coconut.

I threw a bunch of food into our lunch bag and off we went to meet some friends at the beach.

We played in the water.


We played in the sand.


I’m pretty sure taking a break for lunch was my idea.

Zoo Day

July 16th, 2009 | Posted by Alison in Dinner Time - (8 Comments)

After my physics review this morning, I ate my chocolate breakfast cookie in my underwear whilst running around the house like a mad woman trying to get kids dressed, lunches packed and get us out the door on time to meet my girlfriend Sharon and her gang.

That’s quite a picture I just painted. And one long sentence too.


We made it to the zoo dressed and only 5 minutes late!

We checked out our rhino pal friends.

Max Rhino

Watched a bird show.

Watching Bird Show

Yes Maxine, do you have a question?