Friday, April 15, 2011
Keeping A Promise
On Wednesday night, Lucy was feeling rather badly about herself because the whole dinner table was gushing over the meal Cade had just prepared for us, and I think she felt everyone had forgotten about her delicious meal earlier in the week. So I pulled her onto my lap and wrapped my arms around her bony little shoulders and quietly told her how I was so proud of the recipes she had made this week that I actually put them on my blog for everyone in the world to see. This immediately cheered her up and she went back to her dinner a bit more fortified.
Little did I know, but her brother had been listening to our conversation. So later in the evening as I was cleaning up the kitchen, he came up to me and casually asked, “Mom, do you think one of my recipes from tonight could be on your blog one day?”
I wanted to cry and laugh and sink into a pool of sadness all at the same moment.
Kids are forever needing our approval and we simply are inadequately equipped to fully satisfy that eternal hunger in them. Sometimes being a parent breaks my heart.
With that melancholy harangue behind us, I am today making good on my promise to Cade that “of course I will put your recipes on my blog because they were so delicious”. However, the following is not a recipe to be over looked as simply a mother humoring her 7-year old.
This recipe was flippin’ awesome.
And it comes from a cookbook that I highly suggest you adding to your library: Nigella Express. It’s one of the latest (if not the latest) installments of culinary poetry by Ms. Nigella Lawson. I would, of course, recommend any of her cookbooks, but I like this one for its attention to superb flavor while being economical with your time. No doubt, I will be forwarding along more links in the future to other recipes by her, but for now, I give you…
Noodle Soup for Needy People
And now I have kept my promise to Cade. I will sleep well tonight.
Have a great weekend!