Thursday, February 26, 2009

"I Very Much Like That"

As we sat down to supper on Sunday evening, Isaaac proclaimed, "This is my favorite dinner EVER, Mommy! I want you to make this every night!"

That is music to my mommy ears and fortunately we were merely dining on homemade burgers, fries, and baked beans. Easy-peasy.

Lately when Isaac likes something he says, "I very much like that." Gosh, the whole mismatched sentence of a three year old just melts my heart. His new "I very much like that" item is fruit salsa. He has added it to his "Please make this every night" menu.

In honor of the fact that it was 85 degrees here today (ugh), my son got his first sunburn (In February!!!), and because strawberries are on sale the weeks following Valentines Day (did you know that little tidbit), I will now share with you my lovely fruit salsa recipe:

A pint of fresh strawberries (Frozen won't work with this)
One large Granny Smith Apple
One orange
Fresh tortillas (fresh, rather than processed, tortillas will change your life. I get mine here.)
Cinnamon/sugar combo (Make your own by using two parts sugar and one part cinnamon)

Cut the apples and strawberries into very small pieces. Combine strawberry and apple pieces into a bowl, squeeze about 1/4 cup orange juice over mixture. Chill.Cut tortillas into triangles. Heat oil in large skillet. Fry triangles for about 30 seconds on each side or until lightly browned (You can bake these..but they are not as good)
Remove triangles from hot oil and place on a paper towel. Immediately sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and allow to cool.

Serve fruit salsa with cinnamon chips and listen to your family proclaim, "I very much like that!"


Yesterday morning I noted that Evelyn was sleeping quite later than usual. I went in her room to wake her when I discovered a stomach bug had struck her sometime in the early morning hours. The poor girl just lay frozen in a big mess in her bed.
I plopped her in the bath and began the ever-fun Mommy task of stripping bed linens while attempting to not become sick my ownself. Isaac wandered into the bathroom to see what the deal was. While I was carting laundry to the washing machine, he decided it was time to step up to the big brother plate. He brought his breakfast into the bathroom and proceeded to finish eating while singing a collection of E.'s favorite songs to her while she soaked away in the tub.
I am beginning to think they might actually like each other...


Jordan said...

Do you think fruit salsa could be considered a breakfast item?!

That looks yummy. I've a similar recipe in the past, but it was much more complicated and so I never make it. Yours looks so easy that we are going to make it tomorrow. We'll have to use multigrain tortillas because that's all I have.

Stephanie said...

Poor little baby! That is the worst. Hope it was just that one bout and that will be all for you guys!

Phillips Family said...

Fruit Salsa is very much a breakfast item! Yum, yum!

Evelyn appears to be fine. She slept a lot on Wednesday and Thursday, but her tummy issues are gone.

Robin said...

Love the fruit salsa idea..."my" Kroger sells fresh cinnamon/sugar tortillas that might go splendidly with it. Am also thinking I could do a cream cheese spread and create a quesadilla-like version?

Glad Evelyn is feeling better and the rest of you escaped!

Erika said...

I can not wait to try this!! I've been trying to slip healthier things into Sie's diet and this is perfect! I'm going to pass it along to a few friends as well.

I really like the quesadilla idea too. Fabulous!