Saturday, August 26, 2006

Got Milk?

Edward drinks a lot of milk in his captivating role as a growing teenage boy. Dr. H told him last week that as a runner, he should be drinking 4 glasses a day which further increases his motivation. So as in most households with kids, we go through a flowing river of this bovine extract. The kids quite often drink it with chocolate syrup which for Maria is a vital requirement for her to let it anywhere near her taste buds. Edward, more of a connoisseur, knows that certain foods, such as spaghetti, go best with white milk. In fact, we have a dinnertime song to that effect.


Last week, I got such a kick out of Ed when he went to the store for me and picked up some chocolate syrup. He said something like, Mom do you know they have strawberry? He said it in such a sweet naive sort of way that I could not resist picking some up for him the next time we went to the store. Another thing I got was a box of soy milk which you can keep in the cupboard until you open it. Before you go thinking we're all going vegan or something, I must add that I had a coupon for a free one, so I told the kids this was going to be our emergency stash of milk. Moo.


Gracie said...

In the category of good milk (that's even better for you), check out my friend's farm (and the milk and products they produce and sell around west michigan). Their farm is country dairy ( and they sell milk and products made without growth hormones (rbst). And if u're ever up close to New Era, you should stop at their farm store where they sell fabulous belgian waffles, and other breakfast, lunch and dinner items. (I'm not on staff there really, it's just such good stuff and a great family!!) :-)

Jewels said...

Sounds good, Gracie. We already, 2 days later, broke in to the emergency stash as it was 6:30 am and SOMEBODY forgot to buy milk. Now we are on a "day before a race soy milk" strategy.

Maeghan said...

Tell Edward we have it here in grape, banana and vanilla! And I have a soya milk maker ;)

Jewels said...

Cool, do you make it with soy milk or cow milk?