Saturday, March 14, 2009

An explanation



Sorry to those of you who were worried about us because I made 3 pean*ts password protected. We are fine.  A boy at Harry's school found out about that blog (not this one) and he printed a photo of Harry and brought it to school.  He was not mean about it at all.  In fact, I think he just thought it was cool but it embarrassed Harry. They don't usually tell people at school about our blog. In this case, the boy heard about it from someone in Will's class so Harry was taken quite off guard. We talked about it as a family and we all want to continue 3 pean*ts but we thought that if we made it private for a week or two the boy would lose interest, stop going and forget about it.  It is not a big deal at all but I want Harry to feel comfortable and empowered.  Obviously, I could not explain this on 3 pean*ts and I do not know the boy or his family since we are new to the school.

Anyway, thank you for the concern. I am sorry to have worried some of you. We are fine and 3 pean*ts will be back up in a week or two:)
Oh and here is the recipe (several people have e-mailed me for it)


I will leave you with a recipe ....it doesn't have a name but it is one of my signature dishes. Maybe you can name it for me?

1 bunch of cilantro leaves chopped (discard stems)

1 box/bag of penne pasta

1 8 oz container of feta cheese (the herbed variety is good)

1 jar of sundried tomatoes in oil (slice into small bits--but KEEP the oil)

2-3 chicken breasts.

Marinate the chicken breasts for a few hours in your favorite marinade. I use Newman's Own Italian dressing.

Cook the pasta. While pasta is cooking, grill the chicken (I have Dave do this). Combine the cilantro, feta cheese, sundried tomatoes and oil in a large pasta bowl. Stir to combine ingredients. Add drained hot pasta and grilled chicken (cut into pieces). Stir to combine. Serve. Oh this is so yummy!!!! You are going to thank me.

52 comments:

Rebecca said...

Poor Harry!! I totally understand why you went private, at least temporarily... I'm glad you all are ok. :)

amazeingteacher said...

I'm so glad you'll be back...you almost gave me a heartattack! You are usually my second "stop" for the day right after Rumor Queen and I'm a very ritualistic person so just imagine my panic when I couldn't find your fabulous blog!! Enjoy your time away from the blog and your time with the kids! I'm on Spring Break as well and look forward to a week off!!

Marla said...

Oh goodness! Poor Harry! Glad all is well, though, I was a bit worried too. :)

Have a great weekend!

Rach@In His Hands said...

I can completely see how that would upset Harry! So glad it turned out alright, though. Blessings to you all. :-)

mommy24treasures said...

good idea kim. I completely understand.
Have a fun week with the Peanuts!

Cyndi said...

So glad you are all ok and everything is ok. Sorry Harry had to deal with that. Another lifes lessons I guess. Hope you guys are having great weather its raining here all weekend.

Mom to my China Posse said...

Kim, Thats exactly why we had to go private with our blog as my teenagers were at the age where kids on the net can do mean things, and all though we never had any incidents the kids asked me to make it password protected so I did. As bad as I hate that in the blog world going private, I feel better going private as to talk in code or not share pictures and such.

Sarah said...

Poor Harry... I understand because my kids are very into what I post about them on my blog... I am glad that everything is ok.

Kathleen said...

Glad all is well! Love all the recipes and tips that you give. Take Care! Kathleen

mom2oem said...

I am so glad to hear that you are all okay and that nothing is wrong. I read your blog often and enjoy the spirit of family that you share. I'll be happy when you are back up and running. Until then- enjoy the break. :)

Life is what you make it said...

I was worried too!

Its amazing the kids at school
are talking about the blog....I figured usually they'd think anything parents were doing would
be boring.

I can imagaine how Harry would
feel embarrassed.

Have a great spring break, and looking forward to the blog's return. : )

Maggie said...

So sorry Harry had this experience and so glad you are ok.

Kristin said...

Glad all is well. I hate that for your son. I was about to go and find your email to make sure all is well with you. Hard on kids even if meant in kindness. I admire you all for protecting Harry though it. You are a great Mom to your kids. Have a great day.

carolinagirl said...

Hoping you are back soon. I know how hard this is to explain to the boys. My oldest son says to me a lot that he doesn't want his photo taken for my "blog"! Have a great weekend, and I hope to catch up with you soon.

Love Being a Nonny said...

So glad you will be back. Totally understand though!!

Patty said...

You are my first stop and I was worried too, but completely understand why you did what you did. Can't wait to see you all again.

Patty said...

So happy you will be back up soon. I miss your blog already.

The 5 Bickies said...

Oh thank goodness...so glad things are working out. I love how you handled it with Harry. Sounds like all will be forgotten after Spring Vacation.

Jodee Leader said...

Poor Harry! I am glad everything is okay.

Have a great weekend!

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

Sorry Harry..
"BIG HUGS"...
I will be waiting..
Have a great weekend..

Twinkletoes said...

I can't wait until it's back up and running! Stay well Kim!
~Lynn/PA

Colleen said...

Kim I was so worried about you. I thought someone hurt your feelings again...I'm happy you will be up and running soon : ) Love this picture your posted and the recipe sounds yummy!!!!!
Poor Harry...give him a big hug
{{{hug}}}

Michaela said...

Hello, I am Michaela, adoptiv mom from Germany. I LOVE your blogs and I am happy, that you and your family are fine!
The recipe sounds wonderfull. In Italy that kind of pasta is called simply pasta fredda, because there is no sugo cooked and all (cool)ingredients are simply mixed under the fresh cooked penne. It is normally made of tomatoes, basil and mozzarella cheese, sometimes adding some tuna fish. Delicious!
By the way I want to recommend a German food blog written in english: www.deliciousdays.com. It is wonderful when you are fond of food!
Kindest regards Michaela

NPS said...

I'm so glad to hear everything is OK. I was worried about you all! Poor Harry! I hope Harry isn't too upset. I'll look forward to your return.

ellie said...

I'm sorry for Harry - they are cute photos however! I'm glad nothing serious is going on. I had to laugh when I saw your post because I really wanted to make that recipe for dinner tonight! thanks for sharing that here :)

BethAnneNYC said...

YEAH! I am so glad that you will be back soon! 3 Peanuts is one of my very favorite blogs. Poor Harry :0(. I am glad all is well and we look forward to your return.

Beth Anne
NYC

Carla said...

I am glad you and your family are ok...I was wondering, did you ever post a pic of your newly painted living room? I have been so excited to see how it turned out!!

Kathy said...

Kim,
I don't comment often (sorry), but have loved following your blog since shortly after Kate came home. My heart was broken when I saw it had gone private! I'm so glad all is well and can understand your concern. I'm so sorry for Harry...such a tender age.
If you have time...I am working on my photography as well and have watched yours flourish. Was wondering what forums you have found most helpful for learning in Flikr? Or elsewhere? Just curious. Photos are looking great. Enjoy your time as a family.
Take care,
Kathy

Jboo said...

Glad that all is ok with all of you!

Have a great week with the 3 peanuts!

Janet

Laura Nipper said...

So glad you guys are ok. Poor little Harry. Glad you will be back though.

Barbarann said...

Oh what a shame for Harry!!! Totally understand!! Have a great Spring break--we are anxiously counting down till ours starts!!!

Thanks for repeating the recipe here--2 weeks ago I made your Tortilla soup recipe and it was a huge hit!!! My family said "make it anytime"!!!!! Needless to say---It will now be one of our regular meals--so I can't wait to try this one too!!!
Thanks again!
BA

ladybugsnkatydids said...

Oh Kim! I was hoping that you took the 3peanuts blog down just over spring break, but I was afraid that perhaps someone not nice had caused trouble and that is why you went private. I am sorry for Harry, but hopefully this break will help him out.

Take care of you and those cute peanuts!

Duchess of Lanier said...

Happy Spring Break!

Thanks for the recipe that's my kind: easy and yummy!

and for the info. Sounds like a great time for a break from school. Hope your weather is great all week.

Loving the photos ;)

Trena

Duchess of Lanier said...

Happy Spring Break! What a fun time! Hope your weather is great all week.

Thanks for sharing the recipe: easy and yummy. It looks perfect for a school night.

Hope everything is forgotten for Will's classmate with the holiday distraction.

Enjoy vacation!
Trena

Cote de Texas said...

I can just imagine how hurtful that was for your son. I love that you gave your kids a voice in this and followed through. what a wonderful experience for them (not the picture though) - but the maturity they were able to show in their choice. Good for them!

What a drag though. I was so shocked you went private - of course I immediately thought, what did I do????? haha!!!

take care and come back as soon as your kids think you should!
Joni

The Cape House said...

I'm so glad you're all okay. I think your photos are just beautiful and I enjoy your updates very much, but I absolutely understand that you need to do what's best for your family. Thank you for letting us know. Poor Harry!

Meaklims said...

I was concerned. So glad everything is okay. Enjoy your time off.

Jill

Lucy said...

Please disregard my comment in the last post. I didn't investigate very well (sorry, I haven't had much blog reading time lately), and I just read this post. I'm so sorry that Harry was embarrassed. I think you made a good call as a mom to temporarily make it private.

Steffie B. said...

Oh Kim....I'm glad it is not over the top serious....I was worried since I know you have had problems before....and I just have to say again as I did on Flickr....this picture is really, really good. I have GOT TO LEARN HOW TO DO THIS! lol


Have a great week....
Hugs,
Steffie

P.S. I know that a lot of Emmie's friend's look at our blog too. Luckily we haven't had too many problems due to that. I only seem to get nasty comments if something I post in regards to Emmie having some bad moments. Sad isn't it?

Sea Star said...

Glad to know all is fine in the 3 Peanut world! Your photographs are great!

Hillcrest Acres said...

What a tough situation for a little guy.

I'm so glad to hear that you're coming back though. Your blog is one of my favorites. I enjoy reading each and every post. I think my heart skipped a few beats when I tried to view your blog and it said you went private.

Kappa Prep said...

Oh, thank goodness Kim! I was so worried about you all! I am so sorry Harry was taken off guard and I think your idea to block the blog will make the boy lose interest. Thinking of you all!

JMK said...

So glad to hear everything is ok! 3 Peanuts is a great daily read and we look forward to your return!

emilyb said...

Kim,
I'm so happy to hear ya'll are okay- I was worried when I went to get my daily dose of the peanuts and was unable to. Thanks so much for explaining it. Kids can be so tough on one another, although I know you said the boy wasn't technically mean. The crawfish look delicious!!

Emily

pve design said...

Thanks for the news and giving me an update.
Of course, it is good to find comfort in a yummy recipe. Sounds great.
Best -
pve

Ruby's Fairy Godmother said...

Glad you are okay...I miss the peanuts! Glad you guys are okay!
Enjoy your spring break with your precious peanuts!
Norah

snekcip said...

Poor Harry!! I fully understand!! Enjoy your Springbreak and see you when you return!

Jenny said...

Oh thank heavens! What would I do without my 3peanuts fix? I think you're smart to protect your kids. I have been a faithful reader for a couple of years, and finally figured out how to comment! Do you mind if I list 3peanuts as one of my favorites on my blog: http://our3inpink.blogspot.com/ ? Can't wait until you're up and running again...

Jenny

frachellea said...

I haven't posted before and I wish I could remember how I found your blog in the first place. But, I've enjoyed it thoroughly and am completely delighted by your family. I'm glad to hear that everything is fine and we'll be hearing from you again. I'm also up the road in Austin, so I've thought of you a bit as a neighbor!

Mason's Mommy, Lawyer's Wife said...

I am sorry to hear Harry had a bad experience. I am a loyal reader. I describe it as others do, my 3 peanuts fix!

I was so desperate to find out what happened, I googled 3 peanuts, found another blog of a friend of yours, emailed her and she directed me here!

Hope you all have a great Spring Break and hope to see you back blogging soon!

Jennifer in Jackson MS

José Luis said...

Dear Kim,
I'm Belén from Spain.
Although I haven't comment for a long time (sometimes I feel that my comments in english don't express my feelings in spanish and that they're stupid at all )I read and love your blog.
I want to tell you that I totally understand your decision...and that I'm waiting to read it again. You're an inspiration for me.
Lots of love,
Belén.

Ally said...

I was worried about you too! I tried that recipe and it IS really good!!!