Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Homeschool Memoirs #7: Snacks
Today's theme at Homeschool Memoirs is snacks: "There are so many different kinds of snack foods, store-bought and homemade, and I would like to invite you to share what snack foods your family usually snacks on throughout the week."
Um, I'm a boring snack mom. I have pretty much no snack policies, except no candy for breakfast. We all snack lightly every couple of hours. I think we are those people called "grazers." My kids fix their own snacks for the most part. Laurel loves to prepare snacks, so she'll often try various seasonings on popcorn or arrange a plate filled with an assortment of snack items: pretzels, some sort of cracker, fruit. I usually have yogurt, an apple, or a half of a peanut-butter sandwich as a snack.
Of course all snacking depends on what we have in the house to eat. A common cry in our home is, "We don't have any snack food!" But of course what this means is, "We don't have anything that I want to eat at this exact moment."
Probably my kids' favorite snack would be a plate of strawberries with Cool Whip. (Actually, they'd love to have just a giant bowl of Cool Whip, but I can't quite justify that.) But most of the time we just have boring snack food: cereal, pretzels, graham crackers, grapes, celery, carrots, popcorn. I lack the creative snack-mom gene.