Saturday, February 24, 2007


and now, for the "scrapbook" portion of my blog, a few quotes from my ever observant 4 year old and 2 year old:

One day when we were riding in the car, I guess Sumner was thinking about the song, "He's got the whole world in His hands" or maybe just pondering theology...who knows?!, anyway all of a sudden he muses, "Tiny hands. Big world. Not compared to God! Big hands. Tiny world!"

And today, he gave us this one...
S: "I studied Abraham Lincoln in school."
J: "He was a very great man."
S: "I would say he's a better man than George Bush!"
we are a little concerned about how this will affect his standing in the young young republicans club at mother's day out...

an exchange with Grayson...
me: "Your piggies are cold!"
G: "It is. It truly is!"

Grayson has also recently added the word "may" to many of his responses to questions such as:

me: "Do you want Mommy to read you a book?"
G: "Yes, you may."
me: "Would you like to play with the Play Doh?"
G: "Yes, I may!"
The other night, he was on the phone with Papa and had been for quite some time. Finally, Papa asked, "May I speak to your Dad?"
Grayson replied, "No, you may not."

riding in the van with the sun shining brightly on his side of the car, this exchange occurred between grayson and sumner~

g: "excuse me, mr. sun? would you please quit shining on me?
pause...excuse me, mr. sun? would you please stop shining on me?
then adamantly, "mr. sun, mr. sun, dagnabit!"
(the use of "dagnabit" derived from our viewing of the disney movie, the fox and the hound! thank you, amos! )
s: "grayson, the sun doesn't have ears!"

and a few translations of other grayson-isms:
Why McQueen=Lightning McQueen (from the CARS movie)
Cats Beat=Nana and Papa's cat, which is named Catsby

Monday, February 19, 2007

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

broiled fish with parmesan butter

one of my favorite cookbooks is food for thought which was published by the junior league of birmingham. it is full of yummy dishes, but i still haven't made my way through the entire book. my friend jill from sunday school told me about this fish recipe that she and her husband love. we made it last night and it will definitely be added to our repertoire!
(forgot to take a picture, though...sorry!)
we served it with roasted rosemary potatoes and sweet peas.
Broiled Fish With Parmesan Butter

1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup butter, softened
3 T. chopped green onions
3 T. mayonnaise
2 T. lemon juice
1/4 t. salt
Dash of Tabasco Sauce
Fish for 6 people (grouper, dolphin, snapper, tilapia)
**we used tilapia-it is a mild fish

Combine first 7 ingredients. Spoon mixture evenly over fish and broil fish until golden brown and flakes easily when tested with a fork.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

countdown to WFM!

i'm counting down the days until the grand opening of birmingham's first Whole Foods Market!
it's been a long time in the making and we are now just 27 days away! yippee! being a foodie, i could spend hours just browsing the aisles. but mainly, i'm just excited about having healthier options for my family! anyone who knows the parris boys, knows that they are bottomless pits! so, i try to fill them up w/ the healthiest things i can.
if you are like me, it's easy to get in a rut when trying to plan menus for the kids and keep things interesting...their website is a great resource for kid recipes.
go here to jump start your menu with yummy dishes and snacks like Bugs on a Log and Macaroni and Trees!