Monday, August 3, 2009

A different kind of food origin

Do your sweet peas like Curious George? Mine do, big time. One of our favorite books is:

So we took a little trip to Anthony Thomas, which as it turns out, is about 2 miles from our home! There we toured the largest family owned chocolate factory in the East and their 100,000 square foot candy making facility.

Sadly, no picture taking was allowed inside the factory, but after our tour we were treated to a complimentary Buckeye and I took this picture of the boys:

You can see G still enjoying his Buckeye, while R tries to figure out how to shimmy into the glass case surrounding a 250 pound Buckeye candy.

We learned quite a bit, including the fact that a full sized tanker truck full of melted chocolate delivers at their facility every other day. I may need to do some quality control next time that truck rolls into town.

As the summer begins to wane down, I am trying to put my head around the fact that R starts kindergarten in 3 weeks. I am enjoying lots of time with my big boy before the big day...on that note, we are off to the pool now!

Oh, but our meals for the week:
Stuffed Peppers and Tomatoes, Sauteed Mushrooms, Cherries
Grilled Scallops, Ann's Zucchini
Tortellini with Corn, Tomato and Basil
Pizza and Green Beans, Fruit Salad

Have a great week!


Unknown said...

Hi! Popping over from page. One of the things on my to do list for the boys this summer was a chocolate factory. No success yet, but we will keep trying : )

Amer21 said...

We have that same Curious George book at home!! I like it.