Thursday, December 3, 2009

Healthy Food Choices

I just read a post by a friend telling about her son's preference for healthy food. He even asked her to make something healthier for him when he found out that pizza was on the menu. That reminded me of John's interest in healthy food, too. For several years we kept a "food target" on our refrigerator and once in awhile he would get up from the table and go and look at the target to see if what we were having for supper was healthy or not. But in spite of that, he had a weakness for pickles which, incidentally are on the OUTSIDE ring of the food target. Every year we gave him a jar of pickles for Christmas just because he loved them so much. I'm sure that started when he was about 4 or 5 and we were home on a furlough from the mission field. His grandfather would occasionally take him out for a pickle at a place where they were sold out of a huge crock setting on the counter. Come to think of it, I guess his grandfather also had a weakness for pickles...something that skipped a generation since my husband can take 'em or leave 'em. Oh what fond memories! Do you have any food related ones to share?

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  1. Hi Sharon! Yes, it brings me back to when I was 3. My parents had put a Christmas tree down in what was called the rumpis room, or our playroom. It was covered in candycanes. I love candycanes! One morning I snuck downstairs and ate all of them off the tree. My father came in and asked me if I knew who had eaten all the candycanes. With sticky candycane juice all over my face and hands I looked him in the eye and said "no daddy, I don;t know who ate all the candycanes."
    One day this will be a children's story!

    Joy

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  2. Pizza can be healthy! It just takes a little more consideration...

    I always loved getting Cadbury's Fruit and Nut chocolate bars in my Christmas stocking as a kid. Some folks think fruit and chocolate don't mix, but those bars are proof that they do (to me, anyway)!

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  3. mmmm pickles. we call them gherkins down here, but they taste just as great no matter what the name!

    I love pickled onion and cheese sandwiches. My brother and I used to eat them all the time. But only the pickled onions mum pickled... super spicy and delicious!

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