August 3, 2006

who knew?

q. shenaynay

Methinks The Shieldmaiden hath found her spiritual gift. It's called Taking Charge, or Kicking the Mamadah Out of the Kitchen.

Shortly after Fa fell ill, my throat started feeling a tad sore. The Shieldmaiden quickly barred me from the kitchen, ostensibly out of good old Christian pity, but quite likely to a sliver of a degree out of self-preservation as well.

Today, she has produced:

whole wheat pancakes
Quiche Lorraine from scratch
a perfect batch of Snickerdoodle cookies


and as if that were not enough, for dinner she made

Mahi Mahi on a bed of some fantastic savoy cabbage and peas thingy
with
tiny red potatoes with fresh dill and olive oil
and
Apple Waldorf salad



Great Scot accurately observed that it surpassed many meals we've had in some very nice restaurants. So tonight I'm contemplating retirement from culinary pursuits. I mean, far be it from me to stand in the way of my child exercising her spiritual gifts.

And far be it from me to tell her my throat feels a bit closer to normal today.

5 comments:

Peachy-Keen said...

good gravy....you are on a blogging high!

multifarious said...

"Way to go Idaho!"
Claire, you do me proud. Not sure why me...
Did you wear a pretty apron? It does wonderful things for the old GF. (blushums)
-K

rachel tsunami said...

wooHoo, C-bear! I want your Mahi-Mahi on savoy cabbage recipe.

Ludwig said...

um. why didn't you make any of that stuff when you were HERE? woops. that was selfish of me. well, Shenaynay I am not sure but if at this point it would not be a blessing to curse your throat....but i digress

Mommy Dearest said...

Wow! I can't wait for Sabra to get a little older. My problem is being a little too much of a control freak in the kitchen. Sabra did a baking badge for Keepers at Home this year and did a great job; I wasn't allowed to help, I just sort of stood around and offered advice.