Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Elora loves drinking from sippy cups and especially straws.
I gave Jonah a little bowl of some of my Fire Roasted Lazy Salsa and a small plate of chips on Sunday night since it has no peppers. When I looked over at him a minute later, he was happily scooping up the salsa with his hand and depositing it directly into his mouth. Apparently he's not big into chips.
He is really into Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Mighty Tasty Hot Cereal. Both times we've had it this week he's asked for seconds. Jonah has his with honey and milk on it. Elora has hers topped with coconut milk and I have mine with honey, brown sugar, and milk. Elora gave it a mixed review. With Jonah's seconds (which also received a dolop of coconut milk) he seemed more interested in a 'who can be more messy?' contest with Elora than really eating it after a couple bites. Elora is really into scraping food off her tongue with her fingers when it has a lot of texture, so there was a lot of that going on.
After the kids were in bed last night, Brandon and I made a late dinner for ourselves. Jonah had leftovers and we feasted on pasta, salad, and broiled asparagus. Have you ever had broiled asparagus? It is delicious. We had tons but somehow managed to eat it all.
Wash an entire bunch of asparagus (I like the thinnest ones). Snap off the bottoms wherever they break most easily. Lay them all out across a cookie sheet, drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with coarse (kosher) salt and fresh pepper. Broil on high for a few minutes (til they change color and look a tiny bit shriveled - check for doneness/texture). Munch away!
This is Jonah "hepping" me make breakfast a few days ago. Anytime I cook he has to "up" and "make it." He picked up an egg while I was washing the skillet. I told him that mommy needed to crack the eggs and for him to please set it down. He put it back in the carton and I turned around and rinsed the skillet. When I turned back around this is what I saw. The best part is that there was no shell in the egg, the shell was put back in the carton, and there was no mess on the counter, only a little white on his hand. Naughty but tidy I tell you.