Monday, May 14, 2007

A Celebration!


Family celebrations for special occasions are a tradition in our home. I think they are with most families. I know that experts in nutrition and childhood obesity suggest that celebrations not center around food, but given some thought, I've decided that it's not the family meal celebrations that cause the lack of nutrition and obesity, but rather it's the lack of such meals. Junk foods, snacks, fast foods, and eating on the run are major causes these problems. Balanced meals are key to eliminating them. Actually, I did not start out to write a post about nutrition, but rather about celebration! There's nothing more wonderful than having all the children home for Mother's Day! Their presence, the conversation, the hugs, the laughter --- all bring joy to a mother's heart! Our menu was simple: quiche, asparagus, garden salad, and baked potatoes. Yum!

5 comments:

  1. Everything looks so delish! I agree though - if we ate good meals together more as a nation instead of from a drive-thru paper sack perhaps we'd all be healthier from a spiritual/emotional sense as well as a physical one.

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  2. You said it, friend! I know you're right about it. There have never been more diet foods and diet aids available to us than now and yet we're more overweight than ever. And your table--gosh one day I wanna get that good at it, really I do. I think that's why I keep peaking at your blog! xo

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  3. It looks like you had a lovely meal. Surely you must have been the one to prepare it, and not the men in the family. Nutritious meals like you serve are the key to good health.

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  4. Well when you find out about the fork, maybe you could post about it because I don't think ANYone I know would have known what to do with it. Is it a veggie fork? Pickle fork? xo

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  5. It looks like you had a lovely (and yummy) mothers day.
    xoxox Clarice

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