Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Except for fruit—any type of fruit on the entire planet—the girls like rice more than just about anything. They can put away as much rice as I'm willing to make, and would happily eat it every single day. To keep up with the demand, we finally got a serious rice cooker from Target. This bad boy takes about 40 minutes to do its job, but when it's done, oh man that tender, sticky rice is just perfection. We serve it up with an icecream scoop (the girls like their rice to be in cute little balls) and add a heavy sprinkling of rice seasoning on top. I don't really know exactly what this stuff is, but Ro and Ree just die for it. My mom gets it at the local Daiso store: It stinks to high heaven if you ask me, but no one's asking. I told Ro to hold the packet up so I could snap a picture of it and she did this. Funny girl. Ree thought I was being a little stingy with the seasoning and grabbed the big bag to get another little packet out: It's pretty much seasoned seaweed flakes with some dried shrimp pellets (I think...). Here's the back of the package for a more detailed look. Anyhow, I was telling TubaDad that the rice cooker and seasoning got an enthusiastic two thumbs up from our girls tonight, and Ro said "No, mama, TEN thumbs up!!" I guess that's about as ringing of an endorsement as we're likely to get. PS: Ro has a bit of a bloody nose in the pic above because she was doing some kind of trick on the monkey bars and fell smack on her face. It made a pretty bad noise and she bled all over an old Kleenex I happened to have in my pocket. Yeesh. We're keeping an eye on her, but she seems to be fine now.