Sarah adores this dress – she would wear it to church every Sunday if she could. It was a Christmas present (a Costco special) and I wish I had picked up one in every color just to see her dance around and revel in feeling like an exotic princess.
Today was gray and cool, so when Sarah asked to wear her “pretty white dress” to church, I agreed. It has long sleeves and is definitely a winter outfit. I felt smug sneaking in one more wearing before the warm weather arrives to stay. It is, isn’t it? The warm weather is going to come for a good long, summer visit? We’ve had several gorgeous, warm days but nothing that seems to really want to linger. No offense to all of those Washingtonians who actually like the cool weather and mild seasons, but I’m hoping for a good, hot summer.
After church (where Sarah did, of course, receive MANY compliments for her gorgeous dress) I decided to make asparagus for lunch. I’m the only one in the family who likes this particular vegetable (although I must admit I haven’t tried very hard to encourage the children eating asparagus, as that would mean I would have to share) which means if I make up a nice pan of steamed asparagus I get to eat all of it. Yum!
Sarah obviously wishes she had her own plate of asparagus!
I remembered that Carl had commented on Rachel’s healthy living discussion last week. He said asparagus was his favorite vegetable and recommended roasting it in the oven with a little olive oil and fresh rosemary. I didn’t have any fresh rosemary (or dried for that matter) but I did have olive oil and Kosher salt. Yum!! It was delicious. I even took his advice and sprinkled it with a little bit of fresh parmesan cheese.
While I didn’t allow her to actually EAT any of this, I did let Sarah be my photo model. I’m sure real princesses eat asparagus.
This is probably more asparagus than one person really needs to eat in a single day. See what happens when you don’t share.
Project 365 – Day 140