10/16/07

Go Franklin! Go #17!

Today is going to be a busy day. The oldest sous chef, Katie, has a water polo match today. The matches start at 3:30 and end after JV boys, Varsity Boys, and Varsity Girls play. They normally end around 6ish. Go Franklin!
Yesterday I was a bad mom and we went out. By going out I mean we had fast food. That guy named Jack, he has a really good spicy crispy chicken sandwich. I asked my kids when was the last time we had fast food and they told me baseball season. That means late July, maybe. Okay, I don't feel guilty about feeding my kids something not so great, but I do feel guilty because across the street my brother works for another guy called Carl with the last name Junior. I feel like I'm cheating on my brother. How incestuous!
So... what to cook? It's suppose to rain this afternoon. Do they play water polo in the rain? I guess we will find out. On tonight's menu we are going to have Sweet Potato and Linguica Soup. I got this recipe from Bon Appetit magazine, and I probably would have never had made it except Katie had just mentioned she wanted some sweet potatoes. First of all, what 15 year old wants sweet potatoes? Only my kids want that kind of stuff. Strange, I know. What caught my eye was the linguica. I love linguica, the smell, how spicy it is, how the ends curl up a little bit when cooked, the texture. I heart linguica. The recipe is easy enough, white-skinned potatoes, red-skinned potatoes, onions, garlic, linguica, chicken stock, and at the last minute spinach. I made it the first time and everyone seemed to like it. Katie was happy it had sweet potatoes. Drew (the second sous chef) he ate his.Will, the same. Goat, the littlest sous chef, didn't like the sweet potatoes. You know there is always somebody in a family of six who just has to be the critic at the dinner table.
" Okay Goat, what would you do?" I figure she wants to be my sous chef, lets see what she'll come up with.
"Beans." There is no doubt in her voice. Everything in Goats' world is better with beans.
"That's my girl!" Rich said laughing," A true Mexican!"
This afternoon when Goat and I make this soup, we are going to add some cannellini beans. We will see what happens. I mean I already know what's going to happen, the soup will great and I will be proud of her, but pissed off I didn't think of it first.
Typical.

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