Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Sugar milk

After all the opposition, the Board of Education tabled the great chocolate milk debate. They await new federal guidelines on child nutrition.

But the discussion in Florida is far from over, Padgett said. "It's the trend of the future. It's the weight of the future."

At Pinellas Central (School), 10-year-old Hong Ho beamed when asked about her choice of white milk.

"Chocolate milk has, like, lots of fats and calories," she explained.

Friend and classmate Linh Le, also 10, shook her head as she sipped from her brown carton.

"I drink chocolate milk at school because I always drink plain milk in the morning," Linh said.

The two lifted their cartons to compare nutritional labels.

White milk: 110 calories, 12 grams of sugar. Chocolate milk: 150 calories, 26 grams of sugar.

"This has a lot of sugar!" Linh exclaimed.

"That," said Ho, "is why I don't drink chocolate milk."

See the rest of this article here.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Viva la revolucion...of food!

Jamie Oliver (the chef) has a show on ABC on Friday nights. He's taking on the American school lunch system and it's totally awesome to watch. Also, check out this blog. It's one of my new favorites - the low down and dirty on school lunches (sorry I couldn't get the link to work).

Gross, right!? Check it out...

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Reber's Blog

My husband started a blog - check it out!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Just For Fun

Borrowed this one from my friend Laura's blog...

1. What would you like to have in your hands right now? Some lotion - they're so dry!

2. What was the last thing you ate? Stovetop (real!) p0pcorn

3. What is your favorite moment on a tv show? The whole show Important Things with Demetri Martin and when the Steelers make an awesome play

4. Have you ever ridden in a limo? yeah! To McDonald's in 4th grade for Accelerated Reader

5. How many pregnant women do you know? Not counting the hundreds of pregnant ladies on the WIC program, 4

6. Three things you did this past weekend. Went to Richmond for the Alice in Chains concert, visited a little with my dad who drove a Uhaul from Florida, visited the OneTribe store.

7. What did your family do for vacations when you were young? Long Beach, NC and Pittsburgh to see extended family

8. Do you mind if guests show up unannounced? no, we have a bunch of cool neighbors who are always stopping by

9. When will you next travel by plane? In May to Puerto Rico woohoo!!

10. What did the last text message you received say? Don't remember - I don't text!

11. When was the last time you got dressed up? Every day I get semi-dressed-up for work (blah)

12. What do you miss when you are away from home? my kitties

13. What are you completely and totally over hearing about, reading about and discussing ad naseum? the Oscars. Who gives a crap?

14. What are three things you are looking forward to? Puerto Rico la isla mas bonita, my new job, hanging out more at Our Community Place

15. What is the newest thing you own? my knee brace and crutches

16. If I do anything well it's: cook

17. Do you use a planner? I always try to at the beginning of the month but then forget to look at it!

18. What is your all time favorite tv comedy? The Cosby Show

19. What is your current obsession? Soapmaking

20. Do you balance your checkbook or wing it? Wing it (don't tell my grandpa!!) I used to balance it but it took a lot of time and I'm really careful with what I spend so it never bounces.

21. What is your favorite store bought cookie? Soft Batch Chocolate Chip

22. High school was: lame

23. Describe your dream kitchen. Don't get me started. Those pull out drawers, a nice pantry, energy efficient appliances...the list could go on.

24. What would you really like to purchase? a new pepper grinder. The fifty cent one I got from the thrift store is no good.

25. What magazines do you read? Siempre Mujer (a women's magazine in Spanish)

Saturday, March 6, 2010


Here's an easy and delicious dinner!

1 lb. bulk sausage
1 or 2 boxes frozen pierogies
1-2 onions
1-2 bell peppers

Cook sausage and peppers in skillet. Add pierogies and cook until browned. This is a favorite of my house church-goers!!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Napoli and a Birthday

Happy 22nd birthday to my brother today! I loved being 22 so hopefully it's a great year for him too.

If you're ever around Harrisonburg, Napoli is a great restaurant!! It used to be Luigi's on Rt. 42. Their stuff is reasonably priced and consistently delicious! I especially love the Piatto Della Nona and the Steak and Cheese Deluxe. YUM CITY :)

Friday, February 19, 2010

"What the crap are you watching?"

That's what I said to Reber when he turned on the curling competition in the Olympics. He thought it was funny when the American and Japanese women would deliver the stone and I have to admit, it was pretty irresistible. Then we started watching it and trying to figure out what the heck they were doing and it's really interesting!!
I even read the whole Wikipedia article on it. I know, I can't even believe it myself :)

Friday, January 22, 2010

Boo for Silk Soymilk

I hate agribusiness. Don't get me are great. Just not the politics and giant corporations that stand in our way of eating real food. I recently watched Food, Inc. and it made me want to cry. And now this.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

On Getting Kicked Out of Facebook

This weekend, a hacker got into my Facebook account and tried to scam my friends, and Facebook kicked me off. I didn't feel like going through the appeal process and sending them my personal information, so I'm done.

I was initially a little frustrated, but about 2 seconds later, I felt relieved. Facebook is good for some things, but sometimes it can be a complete waste of life. Farmville is especially good at wasting my life. I had been contemplating how much of my time it takes and how I don't really stay that connected with anyone. It's really not that weird being away from my Facebook "friends" (all of whom I like but none of whom I talk to often).

This whole ordeal is really a blessing in disguise. God helped me to do what I couldn't do myself, and the last couple days I've been super productive and thankful for all the things I've been missing here in my real life. Bring it on.