Thursday, August 14, 2008

Case in Point

Last night's dinner:


Chicken legs, spaghetti, and some kind of weird potato salad with green olives in it.
I feel bloated and fat just looking at the picture.
That is all. May your dinner have fewer carbs than mine.

12 comments:

Maine Mom said...

That is an interesting combination. Your plates and cups are very festive!

Ballerina Girl said...

love the plates!
at least they look good!
BG

Code Yellow Mom said...

oh, but everything is better with green olives in it, Gabriela. (*gagging as I type*)

Janice said...

YUCK!

Awesome Mom said...

Um eeewww! I don't envy you your maid so much any more.

Janet said...

That's hilarious! Sometimes our dinners look like that though, when it's 'eat whatever's in the fridge leftover night'.

chunkymonky said...

Hello Gabriela!

I have beenreading your blog for months now and I must say I really enjoy your posts and following your family's adventures. Thanks for sharing.

Although I totally agree with you on not having balanced meals, I too come from a 3rd world country like your maid's. I no longer cook that way, but I did for a long time, because it is cheap. And when you are poor, if you want to eat, you have to eat cheap of do without. The second reason it's because we don't know any better. She was raised eating that way, so it's perfectly normal for her. She probably belives she is doing a great thing for your family! :-)

I wanted to suggest that perhaps you can sit down and write the weekly menus, and she can go shopping and cook for you. That way it will avoid the whole "Yuck" scene at dinner time - what do you think?

Yara G.
http://chunkymonky.wordpress.com

Ave said...

Maybe you could show her a food pyramid chart or something, or tell her every meal has to have something green, besides olives.

Anonymous said...

Dear chunkymonky,

You are obviously not from Brazil. It has nothing to do with poverty. Brazilians just love carbs (and garlic).

Marina said...

I agree with BG at least it looks good :) marina

No Cool Story said...

That salad thing looks mighty interesting.
Even if she forgot the cherry on top ;)

No Cool Story said...

Ah, good times good times.