Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Thai Green Curry, Passions, and Starmites

Parker, my 17 year old, is always looking for food he can prepare for himself when he's on his own. This Amy's Thai Green Curry has been a favorite for him when he needs a quick meal between play rehearsals or if no one else is home. They are sold as "Meals for Two", but in reality it is a meal for one hungry teen or two normal people. I'm not a big fan of processed foods, but this one is pretty veggie heavy and he adds another bag of mixed frozen veggies to it while it cooks. Sometimes he'll add cashews too. It is definitely higher in sodium than how I cook so it is once in a while convenience food. It definitely has a nice Thai flavor without being spicy. I've only been able to find the Thai Green Curry at our local co-op, although our local Target carries several non-vegan varieties of Amy's Meals for Two. It isn't the cheapest convenience food out there, but it is quick and if you do feed two people, it is much cheaper than Thai at a restaurant in our area.
One serving of Amy's Thai Green Curry with 10 oz. of organic veggies added.
I used to stay up late at night reading with a flashlight under my covers, but Josie stays up late drawing. If she isn't doing math to relax, she's drawing. I can't decide if I should put her in a class or not. It is clearly more than a hobby and she is always striving to "get better", but sometimes classes can take the fun out of art or it can open up a whole new level of fun.
Josie and one of her passions, art.
 Parker was asked to be part of a local private Catholic high school's musical. He doesn't attend the school, but he was in their fall play, Hamlet Thrill-ma-geddon, and had a great time. The kids were so welcoming and he made several friends. So when they asked him to be Shak Graa in Starmites, he was more than happy to make time in his schedule. I have no idea how he was able to memorize his lines/songs for Starmites while he was also memorizing his lines for Taming of the Shrew and a monologue for his acting class at our local community college, but he makes it look easy. I never hear him rehearsing at home and he never asks for any of us to run lines with him. Memorizing comes so much easier for him than it ever did for me. It was such a fun show and Shak Graa is an evil out of this world type character that Parker had the best time playing. It was his first time wearing lipstick and nail polish in a play and he even got to use some of his hip hop moves.
Dema and Josie came to two performances of Starmites to support their big brother. 
Josie was so sick the second night with a crazy cold, but she still wanted to come and watch Parker in Starmites. Dema had a great time catching up with friends. He's homeschooling again this year, but the three previous years he spent at a private Catholic school that sort of feeds into this high school. Parker got to know the kids at the school even more this production and he's been hanging out with several of them over spring break. Theater kids are the best! If you haven't heard of Starmites, you should definitely check it out.

No comments: