Sunday, October 26, 2008

hi my name is Annemarie and i do still exist

I have so much to say and put up. things have been CRAZY here.huge connectivity issues, reinstalling my computer from scratch... lots of great Sammy stuff, Nate stuff... Tyler and AJ stuff too. meetings and visits and lots of creativity here. Good food and yummy sweets including howtoeatacupcake's yummy pumpkin whoopee pies. I will post more as soon as I catch my breath

Friday, October 3, 2008

fist fights over toys

since day one I have warned the school that sammy can be violent and unpredictable. they thought I was crazy and overly negative. so i sat back and let them think what they wanted to. well...
apparently he hurt a little boy in his class over a toy. The teacher sugar coated it as much as she could but i can see that she will soon be telling me he needs new placement. I tried talking to sam about hitting at school and that if he keeps hurting people they wont let him go there. his response "Sammy stay home play games?" like it was a good thing... i was stunned! and I tried not to laugh. hysterical way of looking at it. like hey ok, so if I hit there is no school then I can stay home and play lego star wars

we went to ocean state job lot today to get a new toilet brush and bought a ton of GF flours and stuff for special occasion treats. I try to stay away from all the grains and starches for sam since we do try our best to stay compliant with the specific carb diet. but it's hard and almond flour just isnt quite the same to bake with. so his super special treats I make with Teff, and amaranth flour. it's more money than regular flour but cheaper than almond flour.

we also found freeze dried fruit. YUM and a great snack. it does have sugar so sam cant have a ton of it but once in a while it's ok. i also got some extra large lock lid containers to store my flour and sugar in. yay me!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

supper for 2 nights

Garlic and basil chicken with citrus

I added some happy little mini artichokes to the dish because they were just begging to be eaten. my entire family loves them. this dish had quite a zing to it. the strong garlic with the basil and lime complimented each other. The citrus also made for very tender moist chicken. even Sam ate it and he HATES chicken most of the time unless its chicken wings of coursepork tenderloin with white peach and balsamic reduction
this is pretty much my new favorite meal. the peaches added a sweetness and the balsamic added a tang to it but it was smooth. i make balsamic reductions and bottle it. store it in the fridge for later use. this took 15minutes to put together it was fantastic. you don't have to use anything fancy I assume you could get the same effect with a really good balsamic vinegar without messing with it. then cut the peaches layer them over the tenderloin salt and pepper. the flavors stand on their own. YUM