Friday, May 14, 2010
The culinary adventure began when he presented me with a mimosa while I watched the girls playing in their room. Violet said, "mom-- you need some food!" And she proceeded to bring me a wide selection of her favorite pretend food. Tim suggested that I remain in my comfy spot on the bean bag chair while he and Violet made dinner. Sounded like a good plan to me.
Turns out, he had really thought this idea through and somehow managed a trip to the grocery store without my knowledge. Tim made a great meal, complete with pancakes, bacon, and fresh loquats from our tree. When the smell of bacon wafted into the girls' room, I could no longer resist taking a peek into the kitchen to see what was going on. Tim and Violet hovered over the stove, happily making pancakes using the world's weirdest food product-- "The Organic Batter Blaster", which is an aerosol can of pancake batter.
They made pancakes in the shapes our our initials, as I had as a kid, and Violet sang songs as they worked. Tim carefully and tediously peeled enough loquats for us all to have a nice healthy portion. (This is no small feat considering how many loquats my youngest daughter Annabel can eat!)
It was a wonderful meal and a great memory. And this time I didn't ruin the experience by taking too many photographs. Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there!!