I thought it would be grown-up-ly of me to shove a few vegetables into our menu in between Halloween candy and Christmas cookies, so I've been consulting Isa Chandra Moskowitz's Appetite for Reduction and it has reminded me how much I enjoy really going to town on a bowl of legumes.
|There isn't even candy at the bottom of this Smoky Split Pea Soup and I still loved it.|
The children even ate some parts of this Pasta e Fagioli with Spinach.
|Mostly the beige parts.|
Of course, we had to make room amid all this responsibility for the sublime decadence of a four-year-old-designed birthday cake.
|Even Anna thinks it might be a bit much.|
For the most part we are just recovering from birthday festivities. Embracing our fourness.
|Maybe we will embrace it tomorrow.|