Currently his growing list of favorites includes red pepper, garlic, mango, spinach, pears by the fist full, chicken Alfredo pizza, tandoori chicken, and add a new food to the list...drum roll please, this is a good one...rhubarb!
My parents just moved to a beautiful new house that has an abundance of rhubarb growing in the back yard. My mom sent home a bunch for me to use, and I've only gotten through half of that harvest. Jett helped me bake, and as I was chopping, he was begging for a taste. Knowing how bitter and sour raw rhubarb is I gave him just a little teenie tiny piece to try, and to my surprise he loved it. Even better than the raw fruit, he loved the dessert that I made from it, a recipe from none other than The Pioneer Woman. I can only begin to describe this rhubarb cobbler by saying that the recipe (like many from the Frontier) is not afraid of butter or sugar, but after all this is dessert. The rhubarb itself doesn't get much dressing up, just simple granulated sugar, which gives the fruit's zippy tanginess a chance to shine through. The cobbler part is like biting into a sweet fluffy biscuit and the two together yield almost a pudding like consistency. Amazing!
(By the way, did you know that rhubarb is actually a vegetable, but is largely considered a fruit in the U.S. You can wow your party guests with that one.)
I'm also excited to share some adorable pictures of Jett's first egg hunts! Last week we joined in the fun of my dad's company egg hunt, which was fantastic for a beginner. Lots of eggs, few kids in the 0-2 age category, and great weather.