Monday, February 27, 2012

I Heart Kael

I did not take a picture of dinner and I didn't follow an exact recipe. It was awfully good, though. I water-sauteed a large sweet onion. Then I took a head of bok choy trimmed it, chopped it, and added pretty much the whole thing to the skillet. This particular head was pretty dirty, so I washed each leaf individually. It's like most any other leafy vegetable -- it looks like you're adding a ton, but it all cooks down pretty well. I bought a bag of grated carrots and added a couple handfuls and then a can of sliced water chestnuts and three or four chopped cloves of garlic.

For a sauce I took about 3/8 of a cup of peanut butter and maybe a quarter cup of honey. I sprinkled in about half a teaspoon of ginger (Publix disappointed me and did not have fresh ginger today!), about a quarter cup of rice vinegar, about 3/8 of a cup of soy sauce, and maybe a teaspoon of hot chili sauce.

I cooked a pound of whole wheat spaghetti and tossed it with the veggies and the sauce. Yum. Now, I'm not exactly sure about the amounts because I tasted it, added a bit more peanut butter, tasted it, added some more honey, etc.

Alisha brought Kael by and Alex came over after work and they had dinner with us. Alisha has been teaching Kael his alphabet and he's doing SO well. He knows a lot of letters, but four in particular...

74. How thankful am I for this kid? I'm still his "best friend Nana" and he worms his way into my heart more every day.

More later...


  1. A picture of Kael is better than a picture of dinner! But dinner did sound good. I will have to try that one.

  2. What a precious boy he is! He's very blessed to you for a nana.

    The dinner sounds delicious! Maybe you've also done this, but I've started buying large amounts of ginger and freezing it. It's easy enough to grate right out of the freezer. ~Jana