Scarlett of Suburbia

Field Notes from The Motherhood


July 2010

On Allergies

The 8 y.o: My grandmother is allergic to avocados, cats and…uh….uh…
The 11 y.o: Republicans. That’s why she always starts sneezing whenever she visits us.


High School Musical meets the Best of Schoolhouse Rock? Yeah, that’s a mashup I could miss.

The 11 y.o.

On Planning a Vacation

The 11 y.o: “Don’t expect me to spend 2 hours seeing Okie Dokie the Clown”

The Mom: “Visiting NYC isn’t all about you, dear. It’s not exactly fair for the 4 y.o. to spend 2 hours being dragged around H&M.”

The 8 y.o.: “Yeah. I don’t want to do that either. Don’t worry mom, I’ll bring a watch”

COCK-A-DOODLE-DOO! Wake UP – I have something important to say. Did you know a peacock is a very colorful chicken?

The 4 y.o. waking up the Mom at 6am.

Menu Plan for Week of 7/18/10 – 7/24/10


Sunday July 18th 

Breakfast: Eggs, Bacon, Whole Wheat Toast, Milk

Lunch: Chicken Nuggets, Mixed Veggies

Dinner: Cheeseburgers, Sliced Tomatoes, Corn on the Cob


Monday July 19th

Breakfast: Cereal, Milk

Lunch: Spaghetti w Red Sauce

Snack: Applesauce or sliced apples

Dinner: Taco Bar


Tuesday July 20th 

Breakfast: Oatmeal

Lunch: English Muffin Pizzas with Carrot sticks

Snack: Oatmeal Raisin Cookies w Milk

Dinner: Redneck Ham, Boiled new potatoes, carrots


Wednesday July 21st

Breakfast: Banana Bread

Lunch:, Ham & Cheese wraps, apple slices

Snack: Fake S’mores (Fluff & Nutella on Graham Crackers)

Dinner: PW Brisket, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Peas & Carrots


Thursday July 22nd

Breakfast: Apple Crunch Bread w/ P’nut butter

Lunch: Mac & Cheese, Sliced Tomatoes

Snack: Berries and Yogurt w Granola

Dinner: Chicken a la King over Rice


Friday July 23rd

Breakfast: Pancakes with berry compote, Turkey Sausage

Lunch: Leftovers

Snack: Pretzel Sticks

Dinner: Grilled Salmon Patties, Green beans tossed in butter & salt


Saturday July 24th

Breakfast: Bagel Buffet

Lunch: Corn dogs & watermelon triangles

Snack: Tortilla chips and salsa

Dinner: BBQ Chicken Legs, Corn on the BBQ, Strawberry Shortcake

On Saturday Dinner

A sampling of responses from the girls when they sat down to Saturday dinner of Steamed Trout and Jasmine Rice:
The 4 y.o.: “What’s this? Yech. I don’t think so. I’m going to watch Peter Pan.”
The 8 y.o.: “I don’t eat fish. Can I have more rice? Whaddya mean “this is it”? Can I have yours?”
The 11 y.o.: “I’m trapped inside an invisible, soundproof box. What? Did you say something?”

C’mon Holland! Do you have splinters in your wooden shoes or something?

The 11 y.o. rooting for Nederland during the World Cup Finals 2010

Menu Plan for the Week of 7/11/10 – 7/17/10

Sunday July 12th

Breakfast: English Breakfast: eggs, bacon, turkey sausage, fried mushrooms

Lunch: Minestrone Soup, Crusty French Bread
Snack: Chocolate Cookies w Milk

Dinner: Chicken Korma, Jasmine Rice,  Mixed Veg

Monday July 13th

Breakfast: Oatmeal w dried cranberries, brown sugar and milk

Lunch: Refried bean and cheese burritos, mixed veggies, applesauce

Snack: Cottage cheese, peaches

Dinner: Pulled BBQ Pork w Buns, Corn

Tuesday July 14th

Breakfast: French Toast w orange slices, milk

Lunch: Ham & Cheese Slices, Crackers, Fruit Salad, Celery Sticks

Snack: Graham Crackers, P’nut Butter, Honey (or Nutella)

Dinner: Cheese Tortilini & Tomato Cream Sauce, Garlic Bread, Tossed Green Salad

Wednesday July 15th

Breakfast: Toasted 1/2 bagel, Cream Cheese, Cantelope

Lunch: Homemade Pizza & Watermelon

Snack: Popcorn

Dinner: Actually Delicious Turkey Burgers, Oven Fries, Sliced Tomatoes

Thursday July 16th *Mom needs 1 Chicken Enchilada for RS Sampler Dinner

Breakfast: Apple Dumplings and Milk

Lunch: Spaghetti & Meatballs & Garlic Bread

Snack: Apples & Cheese Cubes (or p’nut butter)

Dinner: Chicken Enchiladas from Food Storage (x2), Chopped Lettuce, Tomatoes, Black Olives

Friday July 17th

Breakfast: Egg in a Hole, Strawberry Smoothie Milkshake

Lunch: Mac & Cheese, Tuna Salad & Crackers, Lemonade

Snack: Apple

Dinner: Grilled fish, Jasmine Rice, Peas

Saturday July 18th

Breakfast: Grandma’s Peach French Toast

Lunch: Chicken Nuggets, Sweet Potato Fries, Applesauce

Snack: Berries and Yogurt w Granola

Dinner: BBQ Cheeseburgers, Corn, Tomatoes


The 4 y.o. version of the infamous children’s game

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