Avery is reading Chew on This, the junior version of Fast Food Nation and he's loving it. I'm not at all surprised, this is the kid who at seven years old, used to pick up his chicken nugget and ask, " Did this chicken have a good life?" To be honest, he was so skinny that we lied to him and said, " Of course it did, honey."
He was the first person after me to turn vegan and he's the one who orders veggies and tofu in restaurants when his brothers order chicken. He's also the one who doesn't shy away from the realities (horrors) of big-agra. How could I have not thought of offering this book to my reluctant reader? It's so him.
Avery's carrying the book under his arm like a bible and makes frequent impassioned exclamations. He's feeling very vindicated about his lifestyle choices.
Speaking of vegan, here is a pic of those molasses cookies I made the other night. I baked up a second batch to have with our tomato lentil soup last night for dinner.
The picture I took was posted on vegan.com this morning - how cool is that?
Sadly we didn't get to eat my delicious dinner as a big storm was bearing down on our fair state and our tires were badly damaged from the whole tie-rod/wheel bearing problem. Chris left work late and head straight to the tire shop. Seven hundred bucks later he drove up the mountain safely. Good thing we got them, the ground was covered in snow this morning and a huge storm is on it's way. My back went kaput late afternoon and I ended up stuck in bed so the kids warmed up leftovers and ate by themselves. On the upside, we've got dinner ready for tonight.
My situation calmed down around 9:00 PM last night and I did some crafting. I know! How awesome! I worked on gift tags as each one is just a teeny bit of time and effort so if things slid sideways I wouldn't be elbow deep in a major undertaking.
I'll share pics once it's not so dark and stormy.