Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Iron Chef Telford

My children really enjoy watching the Food Network. One of our favorite shows is Iron Chef America. Every Sunday evening finds us cuddled on the couch as a family saying, "Oh, what is the secret ingredient?!" Jake has been know to walk into the kitchen while I'm cooking and scare me to death by yelling "ALLEZ CUISINE!" (French for "go cook!") Today he came upstairs wearing his apron and chef's hat and told me that he was playing Iron Chef and I was the judge. The secret ingredient was french rice, I don't know if there is really any such thing. First course was a chocolate creme brulee with pineapple sauce, followed by french rice soup with truffles and a delicate cheese sauce, and an Italian eggplant with a french rice risotto and butter sauce. (I just want you to know that I am typing verbatim how these dishes were described to me by the "chef".) I hope that someday soon he learns to cook all these things for real. I have to go make lunch now, and am not sure how his advanced palate is going to react when given the choice between peanut butter or mac'n cheese.

Monday, June 16, 2008

They come with a mute button?!!

Today for breakfast my kids asked for waffles. (Now before you fall down in shock and awe of my being such a domestic goddess, realize that I quickly pulled the waffles out of the freezer and popped them in the toaster...) I slathered them with butter and syrup and cut them into bite sized pieces before delivering them, with a flourish, to the table. Jake looked at the plates and said, "Hey, you gave me two waffles and Evie only one." I said, "Well, you always finish the first and ask for a second." Jake agreed with this and told me that is because he will always eat two waffles. I smiled and told him, "That is because you are a big, strong, and growing boy." He looked at me and gravely said, "No, Mom. I need them for my mute system." I asked, "A mute system? I didn't know you had one of those. Please, tell me how it works!" He thought for a moment and then said, "I guess I mean my immute system."

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

A Quiz after my own heart...

I am Elinor Dashwood!

Take the Quiz here!

Anyone who knows me at all knows my obsession with all things Jane Austen. What a fun way to know which heroine I am most like, although I can't help wondering if it would have been the same when I was in high school. If you take the quiz leave me a comment telling which heroine you are. I am guessing that Caite is an Elizabeth Bennet and Tiffany is a Marianne Dashwood.... what do you think? Also, I want to know your personal favorite of her books and which movie adaptaion you like best. I am putting my favorite book as Sanditon, which as you may or may not know, was actually only partially finished before Jane Austen died. It was finished by an author who is only credited as "another lady" and I think she captured Austen's style perfectly. My favorite Jane Austen movie has to be the Pride and Predjudice with Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy, probably because in this adapation most of the characters look and sound like they did in my head while I was reading the book.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Can you spot the Canadian?

Tonight as he was getting ready for bed, Jake came to Brian and I and said, "Today, at church, Teacher Hales told us that she was a Canadian!" And Brian (trying to be funny) said, "Did you tell her she doesn't look Canadian?" Without missing a beat Jake looked at Brian and said, "You haven't seen Sister Hales."