Sunday, May 31, 2009

Spinach Eggs

Monkey has taken a decidedly anti-vegetable stance these days but the one veggie I can stuff in him is spinach. I know . . . hard to believe! Since he was old enough to eat eggs I've made scrambled eggs with spinach (green eggs) and (thank God) he still likes them. In fact, one morning I was out and I got a call on the cell that went like this:

Husband: Uhm, Monkey is crying and he won't stop - he's saying "eggs" and "green" I think.
Me: Did you make scrambled eggs?
H: Yes
Me: Did you put spinach in them?
H: Spinach? No . . .
Me: Yeah, he won't eat eggs unless they're green - try pancakes.

So my advice is if you have a little, try making green eggs and hopefully it will continue on. Here's how I do it.

You'll need: pre-washed spinach (1-2 cups), a decent chef's knife, eggs & cheese (optional).

1) Chop spinach really fine like this.

2) Melt butter (or a little oil) in a pan over medium heat - add spinach and cook a bit (I add a bit of salt and pepper now but back when he was tiny I didn't).

3) Scramble eggs in a bowl (I add a bit of water) and pour over spinach. Important note - you need to make sure the little spinach bits are all covered with egg so fold eggs over the spinach until cooked. Otherwise you'll get a kid picking at the bits of free spinach.

4) Add some grated cheese and voila! Please share what (healthy) meals your kids enjoy!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

blood & boys

Conversation between me and Monkey while eating Bing cherries.

Monkey: Is there blood in here??

Me: No, it's just cherry juice.

Monkey: Phew! Because blood is yucky, right mommy?

(long pause while munching)

But it's good for dinosaurs!!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Marmalade Originals

Check out my latest pick (Marmalade Originals). I really dig these skirts! I have one with a great print - it's brown bird silhouettes with green leaves on a field of white (I'll attempt to take a picture later today - update: here's my self-portrait). It makes me happy to wear. I can't wait to pick out another one. My friends and I are having a skirt party in June - I really want to support this mom/daughter team! Check them out here (not a lot shown online - go to Ballard Farmer's Market to see much, much more).

Sunday, May 3, 2009