Today is Cute Little Kid day in this house! First up, the adorable foodie-to-be Baby Noah (11 mos), visiting us for the first time with new mommy Rishia (daddy Andrew will be doing his Chowhounds radio show; we’ll toast him with a blueberry muffin…). Then later today, Addison (4) and Nikko (3), the daughters of Stacey’s best friend Kim, are coming for a sleepover. We love to have the girls visit, they are a magical little breath of fresh air, so girlie and happy. And tiny – we grow big kids in this family, at least on my side, it blows me away to see tiny little hands. They love Nathan, and he’s so great with them, it always makes me feel proud of him. He’s still little to me, but when the girls are here, all of a sudden he seems 16 years old and I feel like I get a little glimpse of the future person he will be. What I see is good.
With Rishia and Baby Noah we’re having a little brunch, an egg dish that bakes up browned and puffy, with cheddar and a few veggies. It’s an easy, do-ahead dish, and it is delicious. A little fried pork in the form of Nueske’s bacon and Johnsonville sausages (it’s not brunch without fried pork!). And the above-mentioned blueberry muffins, I use frozen wild blueberries, they’re smaller and tastier than the fresh you can buy right now and work well in baked goods. (I’ll post recipes for the egg dish and muffins in comments, below.)
Oh, Baby Noah, he is so adorable, enormous blue eyes, long black eyelashes, and dimples. Happily ate lots of yummy things, explored, snuggled with his mommy, and is at this moment sound asleep in their car, I’m quite sure.
Stace with Nikko and Addison will arrive soon for some more cuteness, and then Nathan will get home from skiing around 5:30. I think I’m making exactly nothing for dinner, we’ll go with leftover fish soup, egg bake, blueberry muffins, and whatever else anyone feels like digging up. I might make a salad, but that’s not for sure.
They’re here! How cute are they? I’m telling you, Cute Little Kid Day! Woo hoo!
Egg dish, excellent on the reheat, was dinner. Except for Nathan, who despises eggs, he had a corn dog. Nathan’s asleep, little girls are tucked in with Stacey, I think it’s time for John and me to go to bed as well. Such a fun day, full of happy little cuties.
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