Any time I ask Kaiya or Mylee what they want for lunch or dinner, they will tell me noodles. Take it to the bank. They prefer short noodles like rigatoni or ziti, particularly the vegetable-flavored kind, with butter and Parmesan cheese. Every single time.
The other day I asked Kaiya if she likes spaghetti and meatballs.
“Weeellll,” she said, “yes. But I don’t like the meatballs and I don’t like the sauce.”
Well, there you have it. Spaghetti and meatballs — hold the meatballs and hold the spaghetti sauce. Boom. Noodles with butter and Parmesan cheese.
The other thing that is making me smile these days is my garden. You will recall that I had a heck of a time getting it planted because of all the rain. And, in fact, only four bean plants sprouted out of the many more than four that I planted. The news people tell me that many people experienced the same problem because of all the rain. The seeds simply rotted in the ground.
But since then, all of the rain has been good for the garden, and my carrots and radishes and herbs have been producing and providing me with food for my table. My bean plants – all four of them – are flowering. The jalapeno pepper plant is also bearing flowers. And my tomatoes – oh my goodness, they are simply lovely. I tried something new this year that I read on – what else – Pinterest. I dug my hole and put a raw egg at the bottom. I set the tomato plant over the egg. I don’t know if this is what I can attribute the beautiful plants to, but they, too, are flowering, and the grape tomato plant actually already has little tomatoes. Yay!
Have a great weekend.