Creative kitchening

I woke up on the 28th still full from that mammoth pancake the night before. I chugged several glasses of water and eventually got around to snacking on a clementine (but you know what that looks like!) and introducing Rachel to the wonders of pumpkin yogurt!

pumpkin-prep

with a chopped pear and pumpkin pie spice

with a chopped pear and pumpkin pie spice

This baby bowl satisfied my minimal hunger perfectly, but then I noticed Rich gathering some very intriguing ingredients:

thin-sliced tilapia ...

thin-sliced tilapia ...

slivers of carrot and cucumber ...

slivers of carrot and cucumber ...

chopsticks (plus my cousin Josh) ...

chopsticks (plus my cousin Josh) ...

Sushi!!

Sushi!!

My roll (x3!!)

My roll (x3!!)

Inspired by Rich’s culinary creativity, Rachel and I set to work developing an original black bean dip for her to bring to my mom’s potluck later that day:

fork-mashed beans (but don't they look like oreo crumbs???)

fork-mashed beans (but don't they look like oreo crumbs???)

sauteeing asparagus, onions, and garlic in olive oil

sauteeing asparagus, onions, and garlic in olive oil

 We surprised ourselves with the delicious end product!

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