(Yum)tastic Four!

by Sarah on September 24, 2010 · 9 comments

In honor of the fourth installment of Yucks & Yums, I decided to call in Marvel Comic heroes: The Fantastic Four.
Interestingly enough, there are (fantastic) four YUM categories this week, and NO YUCKS! [Well, unless you count the yucks of laughter and amusement that will undoubtedly commence in a moment.]

Yum #1: Overnight Oats for Breakfast

banana + orange marmalade + slivered almonds
dried apples + goji berries + pears + walnuts
pear + fig preserves + slivered almonds

peaches + dried apples + pecans

Yum #2: Classroom Comedy

Yesterday, one of my small children walked into my classroom and immediately took off both of his shoes. Then he proceeded to empty them out into the trashcan, sit back down, then stand back up and empty them out again. He never explained, and I didn’t ask.

Later that morning, another student randomly yelled out “Chimichanga!” for no apparent reason. It was all I could do not to burst out laughing.

Small Child: “Ms. Pember, do you want one hundred dollars?”
Me: “Of course!”
SC: “Here you go.”
That would be a Ben Franklin* eraser. Not valid at any location.

*Fun Factoid: Every time I had to do a biography in elementary school, I chose Ben Franklin. I’m still not sure why. Perhaps his knack for witticisms?

In one of the books we were reading, I came across this line: “What is this Invisible, Inc.? Kids can’t be incorporated!” My thought? Yes. Yes they can.
Yesterday, I discovered this written on the top of one of my student’s papers.
Clearly, they know I am a closeted rock star.

Yum #3: Grocery Store Surprises!

Local, Austin-made, Out-to-Lunch hummus….in a super-lemony fresh Spinach & Artichoke….
…and an interestingly delicious combination, and definitely having a kick (!), Chipotle Sundried Tomato.
Random, unexpected coupons….
…which clearly require immediate action.
And pumpkins! (Please note my awesome shadow in the photo…)

Store Clerk: Why are you taking pictures of pumpkins?
Me: Why wouldn’t I take pictures of pumpkins?

But these were not the types of pun’kins I came for…I was there for something else.

THIS pumpkin! I laugh in the face of you, pumpkin shortage!!!!! [Although I did warn the checkout person that she might also want to stock up.]
And stock up I did!
Yum #4: Stephen Kellogg & The Sixers!

The reason I will not be doing a “live” post tonight is because for Month-of-Me Celebration #24 I will be spending some quality time with my favorite band in the world.

Words cannot even express how I feel about the SK6ers.
Although I’ll probably try using them to do so tomorrow.

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Brittany @ A Healthy Slice of Life September 24, 2010 at 8:14 am

oh I used to love Kids Incorporated!! even though I can barely remember what it was exactly about… 😉

atastelife September 24, 2010 at 8:46 am

mmmmmmmmm, hummmmmmus.

Missy September 24, 2010 at 10:43 am



Love this post….found your blog and have been loving perusing the archives.
I used to live in Austin and I miss it.
Can'ty wait to see the stuff you'll create with that pumpkin!

Nutritious Foodie September 24, 2010 at 10:45 am

Kids are cute with what they do and say :)

roastedrootsandpumpkinspice September 24, 2010 at 1:24 pm

Love the overnight oat photos. Your stories about your kids are so funny. Kids say the darnest things! :)

Sister September 24, 2010 at 1:55 pm

SISTER! I will be seeing Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers in just a few weeks!! :-)

Jen September 24, 2010 at 2:51 pm

Kids Incorporated! I could still sing the song, ya know, if I really wanted to…

Yummy Yummm Yummm eats!!!


graduategourmande September 24, 2010 at 9:54 pm

LOVE "Such a Way"!

rawhousewife September 26, 2010 at 8:36 am

Hi – Just found your blog. I'm in San Antonio and haven't been able to find Libby's pumpkin yet. I'm stalking 3 HEBs like some wierdo….

Fun blog – I'll be back! Yay for central TX.

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