Tuesday, August 12, 2008
This Edamame Needs a Band-Aid
I believe edamame has won first place in Evie's Favorite Food Ranking. It has taken the lead over the long-standing first-place blueberries, and beat out sunflower seeds and black olives. In Evie's opinion, edamame ROCKS!
My mom was over for lunch last week and we had edamame. GaGa was amazed that 1.) Evie ate so much and 2.) she was so skilled at eating it. Evie used to pick the little beans out of the pods with her fingers, but she has become much more sophisticated lately. She perfectly mimics Chris and I now. Evie puts the pod between her teeth and slides it until the little peas pop into her mouth.
She will eat as much edamame as you put in front of her. Tonight, as well as last night, Evie had corn on the cob and edamame for dinner. Good thing we found these little individual microwave servings at Sam's Club. You know, because actually boiling the beans would be too much work.
Evie was plowing through a serving of beans tonight, when one made her pause. She kept saying "boo-boo," over and over. Eventually I took the pod from her to inspect it. Sure enough, it had a boo-boo! I handed it back over to Evie and told her not to eat that pea.
And then my sweet girl gave the poor, injured pea pod a kiss. Oh, God, I love her!