Sunday, May 31, 2009

For you committed few

I know I haven't updated here in almost a year, but I have convinced myself it is my blog's fault, and not mine, so I've started a new blog. My new blog is all about my recent trip to Morocco:

Also, and I'm sure this will be of interest to basically no one, but here it is: my URL is 'mom in morocco', but it can also read 'mo min morocco' which in Arabic means Mo (one of Mohamed's nicknames) is from (min) Morocco. So there you go.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

We're still here

A not very good picture of my not very good haircut, but here it is:
Norah is bright-eyed since she's finally sleeping through the night!!! I am so full of sleep I don't quite know what to do.

Amira's hair is officially long enough to wear in braids and she is quite vain about them. She's developed a crush on a 7 year-old boy down the street and is under the delusion that he cares about her hair. Mohamed is quite distressed about the whole thing.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Suggestions, please

My good friend Cindy called today to offer me a job in her new store. Cindy owns the natural parenting store where I am currently working on Saturdays. In September she'll be moving to a new, much larger location. Her new store, in addition to selling cloth diapers, baby carriers, and such, will also have a play area for kids and a small kitchenette for preparing food. My job (and I accepted eagerly) will be to manage the entire food-side of the the store. So, in the next few weeks I need to develop a menu, and that's where I need suggestions. The requirements are these:

-food must be healthy, vegetarian fare
-the only cooking appliances I will have are a blender, microwave, panini press and the like (no oven or range)
-many of the customers we have are small children so I want some items that are particularly targeted to children (small containers of edible playdough is one idea, so far). Anything that can be presented in an appealing (but easy to prepare) way is great. Also, kids like to dip things, so dip-able food is another good way to go.
-I am planning several different salads, all with homemade dressing. Anyone have great dressing recipes?

My brain is full of a million ideas, but I keep getting stuck on not having a stove. Anyone out there still reading my blog, suggestions are greatly appreciated.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008