MUSHY'S MOOCHINGS: WATCHING LILY GROW

Saturday, December 15, 2007

WATCHING LILY GROW

Corey and Lily met us at Calhoun’s At The Marina in Lenoir City Wednesday. Calhoun’s normally serves a huge buffet on Wednesday and Fridays, but through December the 22nd they are serving on Thursdays as well. What a spread!

Corey's mom, who normally keeps Lily, was under the weather, Tia had to work, so Corey took a day off from school to be with Lily.

There is a salad, pasta salad, fruit table that includes rolls and cornbread, an entrée table that includes green beans, spinach casserole, yellow creamed corn, white beans, chicken fingers, chicken livers, barbecue, ribs (sometimes), and catfish fingers, and an apple and peach cobbler table!

Now, Lily does not go for this offering, she is accustom to her plate of green beans, carrots, and chicken wieners! Seriously, she does not want the “store bought” fare; she loves what she is used to eating at home. Rarely does she even look in the direction of a plate like the one shown, piled high with the best food anywhere.

This goes against everything grandparents are programmed to do. We want to shove everything good at our grandchildren – carbs, fats, and sweets – but in the long run I suppose this is best.

I just hope I live long enough to spoil her with something good to eat!

10 comments:

Hammer said...

Thats the fun part about kids, turning them on to fried fats and other good things. They have all the rest of their lives to eat healthy :)

Robert said...

now that looks like good eatin there Mushy....the little one looks like she needs spoiling...so have at it......:):):)

Sarge Charlie said...

I am hungry now, those are some good looking vittles.

Buck Pennington said...

Great pics, Mushy. I've tried to spoil my grand-kids with "special treats" (food-treats, that is), but they generally turn their noses up at my suggestions. They tend to be a bit TOO structured and predictable, when it comes to food.

But they'll learn as they grow older...

~Fathairybastard~ said...

That's a purdy kid, fer sure, and if she grows up eatin' at the places you guys have to choose from she's gonna be double lucky.

OldGuy said...

Geez, that looks like good food to me.

Perhaps I can join you next time out ?

San said...

When my kids moved out of the house, they both lost weight. No more Mom's calorie-laden, comfort fare. Except for times like now, Christmas vacation. Everybody wants my Southern-style green beans, laden with grease and with every whisper of a vitamin cooked right out. Some foods are just good for the soul.

DrowseyMonkey said...

she's a cutie...worth spoiling.

phlegmfatale said...

don't worry - the charm of carrots and peas can only last so long... She'll soon discover who has the keys to the kingdom of yummy stuff.

Divalicious said...

What a doll baby she is!!