Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Won't my daddy be so proud of me?

I'm cookin' up a pot of garden weeds.
Won't my daddy be so proud o' me?
'Cause I'm cookin' up a pot of amaranth!
Yum! That smells good!

I'm eatin' up a pot of garden weeds.
Won't my daddy be so proud o' me?
'Cause I'm eatin' up a pot of amaranth!
Wow! That's yummy!

Ya know when you come home from vacation and you have no produce in the fridge? Ya know how you come home from vacation and you have GIANT weeds in your garden? Put them together and what do you get? Bippity, boppity, boo! A delicious side of greens! Believe it or not, I heard these exact words out of Xander's mouth when he finished his serving of amaranth" "Yum, may I have some more greens? Those are really good." I think that moment was the highlight of my day! Having greens for dinner really was quite a novelty. Growing up, we generally had them as a midnight snack since my mom (the dinner chef) wasn't nearly the edible weeds enthusiast that my dad (the midnight snack chef) is. If only I'd made a frozen-banana-powdered-milk-honey-milkshake, the experience would have been complete. Mmm, just thinking about it makes my mouth water. It's been too long! I think I'll have to break tradition again and serve it for breakfast this week.

7 comments:

Define Heather said...

aw cute.

merathon said...

our weeds are not good cooking weeds unfortunately, cuz you KNOW i love me a good pot o' greens! am i little jealous? maybe...

Sarah said...

Thanks Monette for that nice note. I think you're an amazing mother! It was fun to have our kids play and get to know one another at the reunion. I'm already missing everyone!

Marliese said...

Dad would be so proud. I know I didn't appreciate the smelly pot of greens when I was young....but now it sounds pretty tasty.

Mitchell said...

I just made me up a dad milkshake. Don't forget the oats Monette! I even made mine peanut butter flavored.

jessica said...

Or... that is one of the main highlights I remember about your dad. If memory serves correct, he liked throwing a few choice ants in there as well:)

Mirien said...

I loved this post! You might be a Fillmore if...you can name 3 edible weeds and have ever eaten them as a midnight snack.