Izzy Eats: The art of raising a gourmand, one bite at a time

Stirring tales of eating, cooking and foraging in my never-ending quest to provide, great-tasting (local and organic whenever possible) EATS for me and my boy(s).

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

A Little Bit Of Sunshine

The daffodils have bloomed in our backyard. Izzy ran out to pluck one and I was about to scold him for it when he said, "But Papa told me I could pick one for you Mama. Here. Here's a flower for you." And he lowered his eyes a bit, saddened that I was angry, which of course I wasn't. What more could I ask for than a little boy who picks flowers for his Mama..and also happens to carry laundry down four flights of stairs and vacuums up the crumbs after dinner. All on one sunny day.

It was a long one and we were back to being out in the park past six. Back to the springtime days of trying to rustle up dinner as soon as we get back from the park. Tonight I had a simple but odd plan in mind. In an attempt to use what we have I made Waffled Goat Cheese Sandwiches with sliced cucumbers and edamame on the side.

I used sliced sesame bread from the Grandaisy Bakery, smeared with fresh (well actually frozen from last summer!) goat cheese from Sprout Creek Farm. I smeared the bread with butter and sandwiched it into the waffle iron. Crispy on the outside, oozy cheese on the inside. Pleasing to Izzy and me.