Thursday, October 29, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Broccoli and Bow Ties
4 cups broccoli florets
1 pound farfalle (bow tie) pasta
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 lemon, zested
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 cup toasted pignoli (pine) nuts
Freshly grated Parmesan
Cook the broccoli for 3 minutes in a large pot of boiling salted water. Remove the broccoli from the water with a slotted spoon. Place in a large bowl and set aside.
In the same water, cook the bow-tie pasta according to the package directions. Drain well and add to the broccoli.
Meanwhile, in a small saute pan, heat the butter and oil and cook the garlic and lemon zest over medium-low heat for 1 minute. Off the heat, add 2 teaspoons salt, the pepper, and lemon juice and pour this over the broccoli and pasta. Toss well. Season to taste, sprinkle with the pine nuts and cheese, and serve.
To toast pine nuts, place them in a dry saute pan over medium-low heat and cook, tossing often, for about 5 minutes, until light brown.
Monday, October 19, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Crumple up one piece of tissue into a ball. Notice the concentration on Ella's face:
Put it in the middle of another tissue, and fold that tissue up around the ball.
Cut a long piece of string and tie it around the tissue to hold the ball in place. Leave one end of the string long so you can hang your ghost:
Use the marker to draw a face on your ghost like this:
Or like this:
And make the "Boooooooooo!" sound:
Swing your ghost around and knock your sibling in the head a few times:
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Ella: "Yay! My cell phone! I need to call the police. Now be quiet."
(Dials out loud) "459-795-382-0"
(Closes phone) "They hang-ed up."
Me: "Why don't you call again?"
Ella: "Okay, I'm going to call them."
(Dials out loud) "321-470-852-369-06"
(Listens for a moment) "What time is our house going to caught on fire?"
Me: "What did they say?"
Ella: "He said it's going to be snowy on Sunday. He said our house is going to be on fire on Thursday."
Me: "Did the police say what to do if our house is on fire?"
Ella: "Crawl and if the door is cold then we can open it and call the police and go in the police car but we won't go in jail."
Me: "Oh, good. Because I don't want to go to jail."
Ella: "Me neither!"