In honor of Mother's Day, our Carnival this week will be peppered (and salted too) with Mom-isms.
"If you're too sick to go to school, you're too sick to play outside."
So play inside with George Stratton's Peanut Butter Play-Doh. Finally, crafts for the kids with enjoyable clean-up! Just pop it in your mouth. ;)
"I'm doing this for your own good."
Dr. Fuhrman gives us globally inspired salad recipes from his book, Cholesterol Protection for Life. Try his Indian Mango Salad, Greek Chick Pea Salad, and Salad with Spicy Russian Dressing. It's truly for your own good!
Peggy at Blabber Heads offers up Vegetarian Avocado Tacos - and reminds us that the avocado's “good fat” content will lower your bad cholesterol by 8%, while raising your good cholesterol by 15% in just a few weeks. As Mom would say, "Don't be shy. Go over and introduce yourself."
"Cupcakes are NOT a breakfast food!"
The Common Room's Potato Omelette can be served for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Mom would love that!
"If you're too full to finish your dinner, you're too full for dessert."
Knowing these desserts are waiting will definitely make you want to finish your dinner...
"All I do is follow you around, picking up after you like some maid."
A Weight Lifted reminds us to give mom a break on Mother's Day with this delicious and easy-to-make bananas with strawberry sauce recipe - which is also full of nutrition. (And Mom would probably encourage you to check out their full collection of healthy recipes.)
"When I was your age, I had to walk ten miles through the snow, uphill, by myself, to go to school."
"Close the door. You don't live in a barn!"
"Don't EVER let me catch you doing that again!"
I'm sure that's what Kevin's mom would say when she heard about his New Orleans escapades. But he was a Seriously Good boy...he brought us back a recipe for New Orleans' famous Muffaletta sandwich anyways.
"Enough is enough!"
I love lasagna, but I do get bored with the traditional recipe now and again. Recently, I tried this Mexican Lasagna recipe, which uses corn tortillas instead of pasta and puts a Mexican spin on the Italian favorite. (And Moms love that it's quick and easy to make.)
"I will always love you - no matter what."
Give Mom back some of the joy she has brought to your life with Riannan's I'm In Joy coconut chocolate bites.
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