Wednesday, March 14, 2012

No squeezing. What? Why?


Oh man this kid. I just heart him. He is my nephew - 'phew. I could squeeze him, but apparently squeezing children is frowned upon. I could pinch those little cheeks, but apparently that is also not something that is favourable.

He is 13. Thirteen! I remember when he was born. I remember it like it was yesterday. It wasn't yesterday of course, because he is 13 - actually almost 13 1/2. When he was born it was around Halloween. His brother was 4. I made a Halloween costume for his brother - he was a cowboy. I made him one of those horse puppet things - with a stick so it could look like he was riding it. One night when my sister and this wee bundle were in the hospital, his older brother and I were sleeping on the hide a bed - and he woke me up because he got sick everywhere. Apparently you shouldn't let 4 year olds eat too much Halloween candy. Who knew?

This little punk and I (he's not really a punk, I just like to call him that) hung out tonight. We did a dog walk, we ate pistachios, then we went to NoodleBox for dinner at Uptown and pigged out.

I dropped him off and decided that I really don't want him to ever grow up. Thinking about him growing up makes my heart hurt. I know that he will grow to be a wonderful young man - like he is now - I just wish that it would be like another 35 years or something.

I think that I might have heartburn.


I made these last night for dinner. Guess what it is.


What do you think it is? If you guessed cauliflower- you are smart.

Yes, that is what it is. I have made these before - check it out HERE - but this time I altered it slightly.

Mashed Cauliflower with Dill

1 head of cauliflower
1/2 cup of greek yogurt
3 tbsp fresh dill
1/4 cup of fresh parmesan
Kosher salt and pepper

Cut up the cauliflower in to small pieces and place in a large pot full of water. Bring the water to a boil and gently boil for about 20-25 minutes - until they are soft to touch. Drain the water.

Finely chop the dill and add it to the yogurt. I had some great greek yogurt by Astro - that my mom gave me. It is deelish.

With a potato master, mash the cauliflower. Add in the dill yogurt and mix well. Season with kosher salt and pepper and add in the grated parmesan.


And that's it really. Super easy. Super tasty. And healthy.

Alright - I have to go and squeeze my pups before my husband gets home and tells me that squeezing pups isn't a good idea.



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