Conversations in Passing...

We have been having trouble with Little Sister (2.5 yrs old) saying "dang it". I know that it could be a lot worse but none the less I don't like her saying it. She picked it up from her Dad! He constantly says it but doesn't even realize how much he says it.

Sitting at the dinner table waiting for food, Little Sister starts eating food out of the serving bowls...

Me: "Sister stop eating that food! Dinner is almost ready when we sit down we can all eat together"

Little Sister: Lays her head down on the table and with as much angry as she can muster "DANG IT!" and slaps the table!


Few hours later, I am working on my "project", everyone else is playing Donkey Kong on the Wii...

Me: I say to my husband "You know Little Sister is saying your favorite word a lot these days. Do you think you can not say it for a while?!"

Husband: "What is my favorite word?"

Me: "D-A-N-G it!"

Husband: "I really don't say it that much, maybe every once in a while but I will make an effort to not say it" still playing the video game not taking his eyes off the TV for anything!

Me: "Thank you"

Husband: "Dang it, dang it, dang it, dang it, dang it, dang it, dang it...why can't that monkey just hold on to the rope!!"

Me: "You never say it, right?!?!"

 Happy Monday!!!


Farfalle with Carbonara & Spring Peas ~~~ Yummy!

I love the idea behind Jamie Oliver - homemade & organic. I got this great recipe from "Jamie's Dinners: The Essential Family Cookbook". The whole family feel in love with this recipe! Try it, spice it and share with others!!

1 lb Farfalle (Farfalle is a bow-tie want-to-be)
1 egg
7 tablespoons heavy cream
sea salt & black pepper
12 slices of bacon (I only use 6)
3 handfuls of fresh or frozen peas
2 sprigs of fresh mint, leaves picked
2 handfuls of parmesan cheese

  • Bring large pan of salted water to boil, add farfalle & cook according to package
  • Whisk egg in a bowl with cream, salt & pepper
  • Put your bacon into a second pan & cook until crispy
  • When the farfalle is nearly cooked, add the peas for the last minute & a half
  • When cooked, drain & save a little of the cooking water
  • Add pasta to the bacon and stir in most of the mint, finely sliced
  • Now you need to add the egg & cream mix to the pasta. Add while the pasta is still hot so to cook the eggs enough to give you a silky smooth sauce
  • Toss together & loosen with a little of the reserved pasta water if necessary
  • Season with salt & pepper, sprinkle with parmesan & rest of the mint leaves

Wordless Wednesday

PS I am fully aware of the fact that today is Friday!