Tuesday, October 27, 2009
This year we've been trying a CSA share and have been loving it. We get a box full of organic produce each week for less than what it would cost for me to purchase non-organic produce at the grocery store. Lately we've been getting beets in our box. Maybe it sounds as though I have come from some crazy, sheltered existence, but I have never eaten beets before. (My mother will sadly tell you that the lot of us were primarily made up of picky-eaters.) It's not the first foreign vegetable in my produce box this year. There have been a few new ones for me and the kids, and that is part of why I so enjoy this arrangement. It has really forced us to try new things and vary our scheduled vegi-fare. So out came the recipe books, and now beets are a happy guest at our table.
Today was a bit of a mess. We had a play-date in the morning, which is great, but there's always that mad-dash (at least at my house) to tidy something before the guests arrive (which makes me a bit frazzled). The kids had a great time playing, the mommy's had a nice time chatting, but as it was almost time for our friends to go, John fell and split his lip. Like gaping so wide I was looking on the floor to see if part of it had fallen off somewhere or something kind of split lip - and this resulted in our first ever emergency room visit. I should be thankful, on one hand, that after five years and three boys this was the first ever visit to the ER. He didn't actually need stitches (much to poor John's relief). On the other hand, every time I look at John and his sad little lip, I get that funny shivery feeling down my spine and I wonder how many ER trips are in our future.
I've read beets contain amazing healing properties. I wonder how they are for lips.
Posted by Kelly at 5:48 PM