Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Peppers, Paella and a Wee Bit of Spit

Just today I was telling Jesse that I don't think Renae gets enough vegetables. I guess Renae knew it too, and decided to take matters into her own hands.

Tonight, Renae sat on the counter "helping" me make fajitas for supper. After I sliced the green peppers, she reached over and picked one up. At first, I thought she was just wanting to see what it felt like, but when I saw her open her mouth, I was shocked. And for the next 15 minutes, this green pepper was Renae's pre-supper snack.

"What's not to like? Pepper? Goooood. Green? Goooood. Crunchy? Goood."

Last night my crazy neighbor Rosa taught me how to make paella (pronounced pie-ay-yuh) which is practically the national dish of Spain. She is such a great neighbor. She talks a mile a minute (yes-she talks more than me if you can imagine) so it's REALLY good Spanish practice when I speak with her.

Onions, artichokes, red peppers and green beans are the veggies.

Hmmmm, a nice hot pan of paella. Paella is like chili. Each person makes theirs a little different. It's usually made with some kind of fish. But I don't do fish. Kari and Trey, you can be expecting this in the menu sometime during your stay. It's that good.
When I came home from making the paella with Rosa, I found Jesse recording Renae and her newist "trick." She usually takes about a 2- 2.5 hour nap in the afternoon. Yesterday however, Renae slept for over 3 hours! Needless to say, we had one hyper girl last night who was not ready for bed at 9:00 as usual. So we had fun being entertained by the talented spit-master.


Becky said...

I can't believe how big she is getting!! Your mom & dad are going to have so much fun with her (& you too)!! She is quite the spit master!! Enjoy your visit with your parents!! :) Post lots of pictures!!

Jenny said...

Aiden, Tom, and I all enjoyed the raspberries...or as Tom called them...farting noises! HAHA! I can't believe she ate a pepper! HAHA! And...your quote "pepper? Good! Green? GOOD! Crucnchy? Good!" Reminded me of Joey's quote in one of the Friends episodes? Remember that one? LOL!!

J and J Masson said...

oh jenny-i use that line from friends all the time and it was only a matter of time before i could use it on the blog. :) i LOVE that episode!

Jonathan et Kari said...

Mmm...sounds yummy! And happy to hear we have a little veggie-lover in the fam.

kpjordan said...

I too am delighted that Renae is eating her veggies...and, voluntarily! Love the spitting video clip, along with a little bit of chatter. Thanks for taping that, Jesse.
and thanks, Julie for posting one more time before your parents come. Much appreciated!