Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Cloth Diapers

In an earlier post, I admitted that I wasn’t doing cloth diapers for the double yuck factor. Well, we are now using cloth and it really isn’t that bad. We use prefold diapers with diaper covers and it is actually super easy. One of our most recent additions is a diaper sprayer which is attached to the toilet. You can use this to spray off the poop from the diaper rather than the traditional dunk and swirl. My husband loves using the sprayer so this is a double blessing for me :) Since we still have lots of disposables, we are using them at night. I haven’t quite figured out what we’ll do when we are out of them. Abby soaks the diapers pretty fast so not sure how to get through a whole night. I can’t imagine trying to do cloth diapers if I didn’t have a washer and dryer in house. A factor that I didn’t take into account was that the diapers add a lot of padding to Abby and her clothes don’t fit very well anymore. The onsies are barely snappable and her pants look like highwaters….oh well, what does a 9 month old know about fashion anyway?

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Making tuna tolerable

Tuna is one of those necessary evils. I have lots of it. I know it is good for me and yet, I dread eating it. Today I combined several different ideas and wahla! tolerable tuna.

My new combination:

* Mayonnaise/ ranch dressing (2-3TB)
* Relish (2TB)
* Mustard (just a dab)
* 1/4 Sweet Onion – diced
* Cilantro – chopped, about 1/4 cup
* 1/4 apple – diced small

It tastes even better if you let it sit for about 2 hours before eating. Enjoy