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.

Best Asparagus

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.


Sheryl said...

I LOVE asparagus! I'll have to try it that way. In the Spring, we go "asparagus hunting" out near my mom's house. It's usually good for a few grocery bags full of the stuff. Yum!

Alisha said...

Emily, we eat asparagus just like that every day. Scarlett loves it and Jocelyn will eat it without much of a fight. Jonah's almost 2 now, right? Jocelyn has wanted to help me cook for as long as I can remember. I forgot what it is like to cook by myself. He looks really cute here too.

Jennie said...

Yay, you just reminded me that I have a whole bunch of asparagus, I am cooking it now!

Robin said...

That face is SO fantastic! And I cannot believe he got the egg in there and didn't just throw it on the floor (like Tucker used to)!

victoria said...

Yeah, I saw that in the Barefoot Contessa book around Christmas and I did that for Christmas dinner but I threw in some Brocolini (my new fav veggie) and had this olive oil with garlic and capers in it to drizzle over and it was SOOO good! Funny thing is it was even awesome cold. I kinda liked it better that way. OO, I went to Williams Sonoma today and thought of our lovely Thanksgiving.. I am SO lucky to be your friend!

Anonymous said...

I CANNOT BELIEVE THE EGG!! I AM SO PROUD, THAT IS AMAZING. Im not gonna get over it. plus, the face is priceless. It brought me to tears; wish i could see them more often. Elora is perfect. Im not shocked you have brilliant babies. Kiss em for me
Nae Nae