Thursday, July 10, 2008

No more airport food

One of the best things about our trip was the absence of fast food. Oh, sure, McDonald's is everywhere, but we convinced the kids that it only served island fish.

Amazing how much easier it is to resist a temptation you don't drive past twice a day.

While I was gone, Jeana wrote about how her family's trip to England totally changed her approach to food.

16 comments:

Edi said...

I LOVE fast food. I LOVE McDonalds. I LOVE French Fries. Having said all that, let me say that by the end of our vacation last week I was TIRED of fast food! Not only was there fast food but grilled food that consisted of hamburgers and hot dogs and while delicious, I was just so tired of all that.

Refreshing to be back home and to fix a salad and have fresh fruit and veggies.

Meggan said...

I've been lurking on your blog for a while and I really enjoy it. Welcome home!

laurel said...

Hi Meredith!
Thank you for the link, that was very kind. I enjoyed the other link too, and am looking forward to reading more of that blog.
I am glad you had a good trip and am looking forward to reading more about it and seeing pictures!

Sandy said...

You're back! How are you feeling? I know the feeling - no more airport/travel food. YAY to home cooked food.
I'll let ya know when I'm down YOUR way! :)

Lisa said...

Hi Meredith,
I'm new to your blog and enjoying it very much.Thanks for all the wonderful ideas..they are very inspiring.

Terri said...

After a week of eating out about a month ago, I was longing for home cooked meals! I really get sick of fast food after eating it for a few days.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the links. I enjoyed the cooking in lean times article, but I am concerned about children not drinking enough milk. It struck me as odd that she only buys an occasional gallon of milk with small children in the house. My pediatrician recommends a minimum of 24 oz. per day for my 2-year-old and I wholeheartedly agree with his advice. I make sure he gets it and it does not affect the amount or quality of food he eats. He eats very well and healthily. I am concerned that children (and that includes teenagers) do not have enough milk in their diets. I realize that some are allergic, of course, but is this not-much-milk thing a new trend?

Glad you back and hope you had lovely meals on the island to compensate for the airport fare while traveling!

laurel said...

To Anonymous-
Thanks for your concern about our milk intake...I wish you had left the comment on my blog, so I could have answered you there, since other people might think the same thing. We are raw milk drinkers. I have spoken to our pediatrician as well, about our milk intake, and she found it satisfactory. I think it is a misconception that we need to drink and consume huge amounts of dairy...but that is a whole 'nother topic, isn't it? There is a surprisingly large amount of calcium in fruits and vegetables, especially dark leafy greens. Several times I have plugged my children's food intake into fitday.com, and they always have at least the daily recommended amount, if not more.
I hope you will visit my blog again, and leave me a comment. I would enjoy hearing your thoughts!

Anonymous said...

There are many ways to get milk into a child other than the child drinking the milk. Over the years I have had many children come through my day care doors that did not want to drink milk. I am required by the federally funded food program to give the children milk to drink with their meals. But I also use milk in my cooking a lot to get more milk into the children. To save on the cost of this I use powdered milk for all cooking. I make a good bread pudding for the children that they love. Rice pudding too, with some fruit makes a great snack.
Glad you are back from your trip. Hope you catch up on your rest. Your pictures were as always wonderful. Thanks for sharing. Roxie

Anonymous said...

I enjoy the links you post. They frequently lead me to new favorites.

Jora

Anonymous said...

Honenstly, milk is not a "required" food ! Milk is for baby cows, not baby humans. Human milk is for human babies, and once they wean, they don't NEED to drink milk anymore. You can get more than adequate calcium from leafy greens. The milk myth is just that - "myth". Unless you are drinking milk from your own cow where you know what it is fed and being given in regards to supplements, drugs, hormones, etc. - why bother with the boiled, homogonized nonsense that isn't really even "milk" anymore. If I were to drink milk or give it much to my kids, it would be "raw", not the chemical soup that is sold today. Have you ever visited a commercial dairy farm ? Not pleasant.

They do get some limited organic cheese and yogurt, but as far as the straight milk, not so much at all. They don't care for it, and never have. They were breastfed and that's all they ever wanted.

Joy of Frugal Living said...

I enjoyed the links. I too have been limiting my shopping. I've also been rotating where I go each week rather than trying to hit them all. The drugstore game is fun, but it can get to be too much. I love simple, fresh, local foods in the summer. Even though it's a bit out of the way, I like to try to support the few local farms that try to keep going here in suburbia.

Thanks for visiting my blog too. :) I always enjoy yours.

Jennifer

TracyMichele said...

OK.. first, I laughed OUT LOUD when I read you told the kids they served only fish. HAHAHA.

2nd, this milk discussion is making me giggle. You know me and our diet so I won't join the fight. But I do think one person made great points. ;)

Martha A. said...

I hate eating on trips as I hate spending money for food and it always costs more, so I tend to go without eating, it is frugal, but not really healthy!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for my first good laugh of the day!! "we convinced the kids they served only island fish". We have used similar...how should I say..."creative explanations", to get around this kind of thing with our children. They detest fast food, & can now properly parrot the words "homemade is almost always best."

All facetiousness aside, I think fast food establishments have their place, even if all we do is buy a couple beverages & use the restrooms. But a steady diet of it during travel times makes a person looong for something ordinary....like a good casserole!

Brenda

Jeana said...

Thanks for the link, Meredith!