12 November 2009

gourmet

A few nights ago I was asking Lex what she wanted for dinner. She'd had a late snack and was not interested in the leftovers in the 'fridge. I was not interested in cooking. So I went to the failsafe...

"Kasha? And yogurt?"

"Yes! Kasha. Kasha apple."

And she began rooting around in the different oatmeal boxes. Since I happen to like the apple kasha, it's gone. I was explaining that we didn't have any, but we had a million others when she pulled out a box of cereal. (Fitness. Do you have it in the US? It's just flakes, but they're a *little* sweetened.)

Explaining that although it looked like the apple kasha box, it wasn't, I pulled out a piece of cereal and gave it to her.

Her face lit up. "Chips!" she said rapturously. (Mama has said repeatedly that we don't need chips when shopping. Now Lexi understands why. We have chips!)

So Lexi had chips for dinner. And apple slices.

She pronounced this dinner, "Koosna, Mama!" unasked and all my pride in recent, colorful, well-balanced meals flew out the window. Forget the chicken chili with tomatoes and corn muffins we had last night. (And forget how precious the corn muffins are since you can't buy cornmeal or muffin liners here.) Just give her dry cereal.

(Actually, don't forget it. Just leave the tomatoes off it and save it for me!)

10 comments:

Maura said...

Chips - gotta love it!

She's just a delicious little cutie. :-)

Annie said...

Oh...it's only the beginning. My children decided to tell me their favorite meals of "all the things" I cook. Apart from pelmeni and borscht, their favorites are: ramen noodles, Mac and cheese from the box.

Happily they also love salad. But, you can see my cooking skills may atrophy.

Tina in CT said...

Have you made French toast or pancakes yet?

Matt and Carla Morgan said...

That is too cute :) We had oatmeal for dinner tonight ourselves! LOVED the picture and card today. Made me smile. I'm so glad we're virtual villagers, too.

cm

posted by Ellyn said...

What does koonsa mean?

Happymom4 aka Hope Anne said...

;-) Love your stories! Keep them coming!

Lindy said...

Such a cute story. Now, if I could only convince myself that Wheaties were potato chips.

(Ellyn: "koos-nah" means tasty or yummy.)

Debbie said...

fun!

Annie said...

OK - I just writhe with curiosity when someone's post appears on my dashboard but has disappeared... what does it mean......??????

Barb said...

I just gave you "award" on my blog . . .