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Pile of Dishes

When I was a kid, unloading the dishwasher was one of my chores. Like most kids, I would have to be reminded and mom would say “I can’t make dinner until the kitchen is clean. I need you to unload the dishwasher NOW so I can get the kitchen cleaned up and make dinner.”

Chia Pudding and a Story

October 6th, 2009 | Posted by Alison Spath in Dinner Time - (20 Comments)

What’s this?

Chia Pudding

No, not a new kind of tile for your bathroom floor. Guess again.


Nope, not fish eggs. Last chance.

Side View

YES! Chia pudding! You got it!

How did I make chia pudding?  OK I won’t make you guess, I’ll just tell you:

2 Tbsp of chia seeds
1/2 c unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 tsp agave

Stirred and popped into the fridge for about 4 hours. I’ve seen chia pudding around and it’s been on my list of things to try ever since I won a 3 lb bag of chia seeds from Averie’s giveaway a few weeks ago. Averie posted four chia seed recipes this morning and that was it. Today was chia seed pudding day.

Now Let Play Alison Says

September 14th, 2009 | Posted by Alison in Late Night Craziness - (20 Comments)

OK boys and girls stand up! It’s time to play Alison Says!

Alison Says… eat a giant salad for lunch EVERY DAY.

Alison Says Eat a Salad for Lunch

Woo HOO still standing!

Alison Says… figure out what to do with this giant winter squash you bought from the farm stand on the side of the road on Saturday.

Big Squash

Ohhhh I can do that! I can do that! Let's make soup.

Alison Says… peel that sucker and cube it up.


Done and done.

Dance a jig!!

Oh man didn’t get me! Totally NOT dancing a jig.

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?

More Experiments

July 15th, 2009 | Posted by Alison in Dinner Time - (7 Comments)

I didn’t really intend for today to be a day full of experiments, but who doesn’t want to want to be a their own lab rat? I mean really.

We met our friends at the park and had a neat activity planned that all the kids loved, including mine.


Clear as mud, no?

We had a to walk around the playground and find the shapes drawn in the upper left corner of each box. Then the bottom two boxes were for any other shapes we found.

Cigarette butt? Ummm, I think that’s a tube? Yeah, draw a tube.